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With The NationalPaolo Nutini and Suedeheadlining the Obelisk Arena; Bombay Bicycle ClubFoals and Eels headlining The Word Arena and a whole wealth of musical talent playing across the weekend, Latitude once again boasts an exhilarating and unique line-up.
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adam antAdam Ant reigns supreme as one of the defining British acts of the post-punk movement of the early Eighties, with his unmistakable style and a clutch of Number 1 hits, both with and without The Ants, between 1980 and 1983. It was his quirky approach to pop, driven by punk, glam and new wave, which created such great songs as 'Prince Charming', 'Stand and Deliver' and 'Goody Two Shoes' representing some of the most vibrant tunes of the era. Still going strong, he's working on his sixth solo album entitled 'Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner's Daughter', so expect a taster of his current theatrical flourish along with the madcap, wayward hits that made him at Latitude 2011. (Saturday)
Fresh from the highly successful Libertines reunion gigs, Carl Barât is returning to his solo work in The Word Arena on Sunday evening. His self-titled debut solo album was released last year having carved a successful, ramshackle niche out of his two previous bands - Dirty Pretty Things being the second. Carl's songcraft is far more subtle and reliant on far more diverse arrangements than his band output. Dragging out the spiky, loud guitars he articulates the songs with folkier elements, meaning a more considered batch of songs. Live he retains his urchin charm and subtle melodies, so this is a chance to see the finer side of the riotous and heroic Albion duo. (Sunday)
Currently riding high with their stunning debut album 'Bliss Release' Sydney four-piece Cloud Control are yet another exhilarating Australian export finding success on our shores. Following in the path of contemporaries The Temper Trap, Cloud Control have an arsenal of sunny summer anthems - pitch perfect three and four-part harmonies layered over epic psych-folk pop gems. It’s a sound that has won them a plethora of nominations and awards, most recently in March of this year, when Bliss Release scooped the prestigious Australian Music Prize. Expect much more from this exciting new band. (Friday)
LA five-piece Grouplove have hit the ground running with their debut self-titled EP recorded in drummer Ryan Rabin's home studio. A slick-sounding splash of summer colour, the appropriately named single 'Colours' has been raining its addictive stuttering chorus on indie dancefloors everywhere. Having built up a fair amount of support in a mere two years, it seems the band are bound for big things come their debut album in September. In the meantime, live at Latitude is where you'll be treated to their lustrous hippy-pop gems. (Friday)
The Walkmen have spent the last decade crafting some of the finest and most distinctive rock music available. From their second album's mammoth, organ-burning hit 'The Rat' to their fifth astonishing, swing-tinged, album 'Lisbon' last year, the Hammond and guitar jangle seems to consistently find new expression around Hamilton Leithauser's unforgettable howl. Indebted to Sinatra and the smoky vibe of the 50’s they've somehow modernised these ideas and created indelible songs. The passion and presence The Walkmen have on stage is sure to captivate the crowds at Latitude. (Saturday)
Meanwhile, Latitude’s unrivalled arts programme features the very best from the worlds of theatre, poetry, literary, comedy, cabaret, dance, art, fashion and film. All of these performances come together to create one spectacular summer break. Eye-opening and awe-inspiring – Latitude Festival just gets better and better.
Elsewhere throughout the weekend, festival goers can enjoy readings from leading poets and authors including Linton Kwesi JohnsonLouise WenerTim KeySimon ArmitageRory McGrathDave Gorman and Alexei Sayle; top comics Alan CarrOmid DjaliliGreg Daviesand a festival debut of Never Mind The Buzzcocks; exciting theatre and dance productions presented by The GateBush Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and English National Ballet to name but a few, cabaret performances from David Schneider & FriendsWill AdamsdaleIdiots of Ants; and BAFTA return to the Film & Music Arena with a fantastic programme of Q&As, discussions and workshops including comedy stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydondiscussing their hilarious work on Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Trip’.  
With DJs, The Winter’s Ball and late night parties found throughout the site, it is a unique and special weekend of fun, culture and entertainment. An intimate world away from reality waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
Latitude’s music arena line-up to date:
~ The National ~
~ Paloma Faith ~ Bright Eyes ~ KT Tunstall ~
~ Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanagan ~ Wanda Jackson ~
~ Paolo Nutini ~
~ My Morning Jacket ~ The Cribs ~ Seasick Steve ~ Rumer ~
~ They Might Be Giants ~ Ed Sheeran ~
~ Suede ~
~ Hurts ~ Glasvegas ~ Iron & Wine ~ The Waterboys ~
~ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros ~
~ Bombay Bicycle Club ~
~ The Vaccines ~ Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group ~
~ Caribou ~ Deerhunter ~ Yann Tiersen ~
~ Foals ~
~ Echo and The Bunnymen ~ I Am Kloot ~
~ Bellowhead ~ British Sea Power ~
~ Eels ~
~ Lykke Li ~ OMD ~ Everything Everything ~ Os Mutantes ~
~ Carl Barât ~
Playing across all the music arenas over the course of the weekend are:
~ Avi Buffalo ~ Crocodiles ~ Cloud Control ~
~ Glasser ~ Grouplove ~ Jenny and Johnny ~
~ Adam Ant ~ Villagers ~
~ The Walkmen ~
~ Anna Calvi ~ Foster The People ~ Gold Panda ~ Kele ~ The Leisure Society ~
~ Marques Toliver ~ The Naked and Famous ~
Also appearing

~ Annie Nightingale ~
~ The Bees ~ Caitlin Rose ~ Chapel Club ~
~ Crystal Fighters ~ C.W. Stoneking ~ 
~ Dog Is Dead ~ The Duke And The King ~
~ Edwyn Collins ~ Esben and the Witch ~
~ Fight Like Apes ~ Graffiti 6 ~
~ The Lloyd Cole Small Ensemble ~ Phildel ~
~ The Raghu Dixit Project ~ Thea Gilmore ~ Tripwires ~
~ Trophy Wife ~ Violens ~
Weekend tickets £170.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun £70.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Child ticket (5-12 years) £5.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Campervan Permit £30.00
Weekend tickets prices include car parking and camping
Day tickets include car parking only
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