New additions Paul Heaton, Jacqui Abbott, Chrissie Hynde and more join Latitude lineup

We are excited to let you know the next phase of lineup announcements for this years Latitude Festival which include Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, The Jayhawks, Chrissie Hynde and more.

See the additions below:

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (formerly Beautiful South) – LP out 12th May

The Jayhawks

Chrissie Hynde




D.D Dumbo


Solomon Grey

Years & Years



Future Islands


Syd Arthur

Danni Nicholls

Quote from Augustines

We are super proud to be playing the BBC 6Music tent at Latitude festival this year. We've spent many months improving our live show so expect some nice surprises! Festivals are very unique and each one has their own little charm. Latitude 2012 was really fun for us. Not only was it slightly humorous to see the pink sheep wandering around but we all enjoyed the quaint little boat ride which we were privileged to take to get us to the stage. The great thing about Latitude is it’s vibe. It’s a big festival but there is a great sense of community and intimacy. Hopefully the weather will be as glorious as it was the last time. If you see us walking around, come and say hello…. if not, we’ll see you down the front.

Quote from Chrissie Hynde

“Latitude is turning into one of the great British festivals. The site and the atmosphere really make it a very special weekend, so of course I am particularly looking forward to playing there this year. When The Pretenders played there in 2009 it was amazing and this year should be even better. I’m very happy to be back!”

SummerTyne Americana Festival lineup announced

With Americana music more popular than ever in the UK, the SummerTyne Americana Festival rejoices and gets back to the roots of American music. The line up for this increasingly popular festival is more diverse than ever before and brings together a sizzling combo of Americana legends as well as a plethora of newer US and UK breakthrough acts. Taking to the stages inside and outside Sage Gateshead between 18 and 20 July, organisers are proud to announce that headliners include The Jayhawks, Booker T. Jones, Bettye Lavette, Steven Seagal’s Blues Band, Chuck Prophet and the SummerTyne Strings, John Fullbright, Sarah Jarosz, Cass McCombs, Smoke Fairies, Eve Selis, Davina & The Vagabonds and many more.

Heading up the main stage is one of the most important bands to define the Americana sound, The Jayhawks, finest purveyors of country, roots-rock performing music from their ‘Sound of Lies’ era. Opening the show will be revered ex-Black Crowes lead guitarist Marc Ford showcasing music from his hotly tipped new album ‘Holy Ghost’.

A not to be missed soul music double bill includes both the legendary Booker T. Jones and compelling queen of Soul Bettye Lavette.  Also taking to the main stage will be Steven Seagal’s Blues Band plus Earl Thomas. The accomplished musician and Hollywood action legend has honed his craft for playing the blues, performing with the likes of BB King, John Lee Hooker and Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown.   Earl Thomas blends Stax soul with the grittiness of modern electric blues. 

In a very special and UK exclusive performance with the SummerTyne Strings, Californian singer/songwriter and Green on Red main-man Chuck Prophet, performs material from his Temple Beautiful Album arranged for chamber orchestra.

The 2014 programme includes some notable young and alternative Americana musicians, singers and songwriters.  Highlights include Texan “newgrass prodigy” Sarah Jarosz, hotly tipped Oklahoman singer/songwriter John FullbrightSamantha Crain, known for her rich alto and thoughtful folk repertoire, folk/blues duo Smoke Fairies, master producer and singer song-writer Ethan Johns and cult singer-songwriter Cass McCombs.

Also appearing indoors will be country queen Eve Selis & Berkley Hart supported by breakthrough country-rock duo Zervas & Pepper and Canadian old-time string band Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys with one of the UK’s top young bluegrass and folk acts, The Carrivick Sisters.

Back for 2014 will be one of the most popular features of the SummerTyne Americana Festival, the free outdoor Jumpin’Hot stage.  Audiences can sit back on the south bank of the Tyne and enjoy the best in country, blues and rock ‘n’ roll.  Acts appearing include Cajun queens The Magnolia Sisters, gravel-voiced Nashville singer Otis Gibbs, sassy piano-mama Davina & The Vagabonds, old time Irish/Appalachian band I Draw Slow,and soulful Americana from Danny and the Champions of the World plus many more(see website for full list)

Additional attractions include the chance to join the SummerTyne Americana Festival Choir (lead by ex Massive Attack/Phantom Limb singerYolanda Quartey), film programme, talks & exhibitions, free showcase event in conjunction with the AMA-UK organisation, family concerts and free family activities, street food, vintage cars and much more!