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Noel Gallagher "really looking forward" to first Latitude Festival visit

Noel Gallagher is looking forward to performing in Suffolk this summer. Credit: PA

Ex-Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher says that he is "really looking forward" to headlining Latitude Festival in Suffolk this summer.

The 47-year-old will take to the main stage in the Obelisk arena on Sunday July 19.

“Well not only have I never played at Latitude before, but I’ve never even been there, ever.

So yes, I’m really looking forward to headlining the Festival on July 19th."

– Noel Gallagher

Among the other headliners are Cambridgeshire band Alt-J who will be appearing for the third time.

The band's debut album 'An Awesome Wave' won the British Mercury Prize in 2012.

Alt-J will be appearing for the third time. Credit: PA

"We are hugely excited to return to Latitude for the third time. Playing there has always been so memorable.

Latitude has always supported us, and to go from playing the smaller stages to this means it will be a night of celebration."

– Alt-J

Suffolk: Cambridgeshire band Alt-J and Noel Gallagher among Latitude headliners

Alt-J will perform at this year's Latitude Festival. Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire band Alt-J, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Portishead have been announced as the headliners for this year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

The festival at Henham Park is now in its 10th year and will take place from 16-19 July.

Alt-J will perform on the Friday night, while Portishead and Noel Gallager’s High Flying Birds will close on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Noel Gallagher will also play at Henham Park. Credit: PA

The likes of Manic Street Preachers, James Blake and Laura Marling will also take to the main stage in the Obelisk arena over the course of the three days.

Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Vaccines are among the acts who will perform on the 6 Music Stage.

“This year is the 10th Edition of the festival and we're celebrating with an event which, although it has evolved significantly from the intimate 4,000 attendees we started out with, I really feel has kept the special atmosphere and unique quality which sets it apart."

– Melvin Benn, Latitude founder

Suffolk: Death of Latitude teenager not suspicious

The 17-year-old fell ill at the Latitude festival. Credit: PA

A teenager who fell ill after the Latitude festival in Suffolk at the weekend may have died from blood poisoning, according to organisers.

The 17-year-old boy passed away after being airlifted to hospital from the site at Henham Park.

A spokesperson for the festival said the teenager died of an "isolated medical condition", possibly blood poisoning.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.


Teenager dies after Latitude festival

A teenager has died after becoming ill at Latitude this weekend.

The man, who was in his late teens, had to be air lifted to hospital from the festival site at Henham Park near Southwold at about 4.30pm on Saturday.

Organisers confirmed he had died in the early hours of this morning due to an "isolated medical condition".

It happened as more than 35,000 people attended each of the festival's three sold-out days.

Teenager fighting for his life after becoming ill at Latitude

A teenager is in a fighting for his life in hospital this morning after becoming ill at Latitude this weekend.

He had to be air lifted to hospital from the festival site at Henham Park, near Southwold, at about 4.30pm on Saturday.

A spokesman for the East Anglia Air Ambulance said he had become "acutely unwell and was treated on the scene by EAAA medics".

The man, who is in his late teens, arrived at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital just after 5pm.

Lightning becomes part of the entertainment at Latitude

Lightning became part of the entertainment last night at Latitude Festival in Suffolk as the crowds watched former Blur frontman Damon Albarn.

Thousands brave heat and threat of storms for Latitude Festival

Thousands of people have been descending on Henham Park near Southwold in Suffolk for the Latitude Festival.

The event, in its ninth year, kicks off tonight with headliner, Lily Allen. The singer stepped in at the last minute to cover sickness.

The weekend is a mixed bag of arts, comedy, music and according to the forecast, weather too.

Latitude attracts some big names - this year they've got Chrissie Hynde, Alison Moyet and locals like Emma Freud and her partner, Richard Curtis.

"We have dance, we have West End shows on the Waterfront stage, we have a huge kids' area which is a festival within a festival really. There's something for everyone. Kids come, babies come, even my granny is here. So everyone turns up"

– Jennifer Roberts, Latitude

Click below to watch a report from Latitude by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout

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