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Suffolk: Two Door Cinema Club confirmed as Latitude 2014 headliners

Two Door Cinema Club, led by lead singer Alex Trimble, will headline the 2014 Latitude Festival. Credit: PA

The first acts have been announced ahead of next year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk with Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club confirmed as headliners.

The trio have enjoyed several top 100 hits since forming in 2007, including "Something Good can Work" which peaked at number 56 in the UK singles chart.

'HAIM" have also been confirmed in the line-up. Credit: PA

Latitude festival will take place at Henham Park, near Southwold, in mid-July.

Speaking to the festival's official website, Two Door Cinema Club bassist, Kevin Baird, said that the band can't wait to take to the stage:

"It's really exciting for us to be headlining Latitude in 2014. Over the past 5 years we've made the progression from playing in the small tents to being close to the top of the bill on the main stage.

"Headlining a great festival like Latitude is obviously quite a big deal for us but we also feel like it is the next natural step. We're ready to headline. We're ready to smash it."

Other acts confirmed at the festival so far include singer-songwriter Billy Bragg and Californian rockers 'HAIM".

Latitude festival hailed a success

Grizzly Bear on stage at the Latitude Festival Credit: PA

Organisers of the Latittude festival are claiming it was another great success.

The clear up operation is now underway at Henham Park in Suffolk after the final guests left this morning from the 3 day festival.

Thousands of people were there and the dry weather means the damage to the site was less than last year.


Latitude festival goers warned to take care in the sun

Around 35 thousand people are descending on Henham Park in Suffolk this weekend, for the Latitude festival.

And who can blame them? The sun's out, there is music, and plenty of other entertainment as well, but in this hot weather, festival-goers are being warned to take care.

Click above to see ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout reporting on Latitude

Festival goers head to latitude

Campers have begun pitching their tents for this year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk as temperatures continued to soar.

Up to 35,000 people are expected to attend the music and arts event at Henham Park, Southwold, over the weekend with day tickets for the Saturday now sold out.

The headliners are Kraftwerk-3D, Foals and Bloc Party and other performers include Bobby Womack, soloist classical trumpert player Alison Balsom and Eddie Izzard in the comedy arena.

Organisers have urged as many festival-goers as possible to use public transport, cycle or walk in order to minimise disruption on the roads but some tailbacks are expected.

Forecasts suggest the event should be rain-free - avoiding scenes of muddy car parks and fields experienced in previous years.


More artists added to Latitude line-up

Richard Ashcroft is the latest musician to be added to the Latitude line-up Credit: John Phillips/EMPICS Entertainment

Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft and Supergrass star Gaz Coombes have been added to the line-up of this year's Latitude festival in Suffolk.

The indie favourites will play on the opening night of the 35,000-capacity event at the start of a weekend of music, including headliners Bloc Party, Kraftwerk and Foals.

Gaz Coombes on stage during Supergrass's last ever gig at Brixton Academy, London in 2010 Credit: Gene Weatherley/EMPICS Entertainment

Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriter Ashcroft will perform at an opening party on the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage on 18 July before the main festival begins the following day.

Coombes will perform his "experimental yet melodious" solo tunes, organisers said.

Latitude, which also includes comedy, theatre, poetry and literature stages, is now in its eighth year.

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