Latitude Festival returns for its 15th year in Henham Park, Suffolk, from 16-19 July 2020.
Headliners include HAIM, Liam Gallagher, The Chemical Brothers, and Bill Bailey.
HAIM debuted at Latitude in 2014, and this year they return as headliners for the first time in their UK history, where they will be showcasing new releases including ‘Summer Girl’, BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record’ ‘Now I’m In It’, and the emotional ‘Hallelujah’.
HAIM said: “Latitude has always been one of our favourite festivals to play, now we are so excited to come back and headline”
Liam Gallagher was unveiled as Latitude’s secret act in 2018, and 2020 will see him headline, following his documentary As It Was, a second solo album Why Me? Why Not, and a sold-out UK tour.
Gallagher said: “Yes brothers and sisters, I’m glad to announce I’ll be headlining Latitude Festival next Summer. LG”
Following their recent album, No Geography, which has three Grammy nominations, electronic band The Chemical Brothers will be bringing their performance to Latitude. The band’s recent arena tour included lasers, walls of strobes, gigantic moving robots, dazzling graphics and special effects, bringing the festival to a dramatic close.
The Lumineers have also been announced for Latitude Festival 2020 for a special performance, having three Top 10 UK albums, multi-platinum sales, and sold out arenas globally.
Michael Kiwanuka returns to Latitude Festival following the release of KIWANUKA last month, his third album which reached No.2 in the UK charts. Kiwanuka has been nominated for a number of accolades including MTV’s Europe Music Awards, the Brit Awards, BBC Music Awards, Mercury Prize, and he won the BBC’s Sound of 2012.
Reuniting this year since their hiatus in 2013, Keane will be performing at Latitude following the release of a brand new album Cause And Effect. As well as new hits ‘Stupid Things’ and ‘The Way I Feel’, expect nostalgic singalongs to ‘Everybody’s Changing’, ‘A Bad Dream’, ‘Spiralling’ and more from their four No.1 albums.
Keane said: “Latitude is one of our favourite festivals to attend. We’ve seen some brilliant gigs there, from Portishead to Kraftwerk – just to name a couple. We can’t wait to be on the bill next summer.”
Charli XCX is set to headline the BBC Sounds Stage. Her third album Charli was released just a few months ago which includes hit singles ‘1999’ and ‘Blame It On Your Love’, plus other tracks including ‘Warm’ which features headliners HAIM.
Charli XCX said: “I can’t wait to headline the BBC sound stage at Latitude next year – my show is gonna be the most iconic party you’ve ever been to – swear on my life.”
This year’s line-up includes a diverse range of artists including Phoebe Bridgers, Local Natives, James Vincent McMorrow, Kawala, Ibibio Sound Machine, The Futureheads, Girl Ray, Marika Hackman, Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Joy Crookes, Velvet Negroni, and Inhaler.
Latitude will also feature those on the comedy circuit, cultural visionaries, poets, podcasters, and performance artists, who are yet to be announced.
The first Comedy Arena headliner is Bill Bailey,an internationally acclaimed standup comedian, who also features on TV programmes such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and QI.
Bill Bailey said: “Last time I played Latitude it wasn’t too bad so I’m quite looking forward to headlining in 2020.”
Dr John Cooper Clarke return to the festival amid writing his forthcoming autobiography,I Wanna Be Yours. As well as performing a live show, Dr John Cooper Clarke, will be interviewed by Jonny Green.
Charlie Mackesy will also be at Latitude. Mackesy’s first book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,a tale of four unlikely friends discovering their most important life lessons, is a Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller and recently won Waterstones Book of The Year. Mackesy’s show at Latitude will be an hour of drawing and conversation, as he brings his characters into life, live on stage.
Mackesy said: “Latitude has always felt free, and open and kind, and it seems to transcend the ages. I never crossed my mind that one day I would actually be performing; telling the story of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse while I draw”
Last year Stormzy launched #Merky Books – his own publishing imprint with Penguin Random House – for a new generation of voices. The imprint goes beyond books, showcasing spoken word, art, music and film as well as new writing. Latitude audience members will be able to see the new writers featured by #Merky, with special guests to be announced.
The Women’s Prize for Fiction will return to Latitude for a fourth year with a panel of inspiring women including prize co-founder and bestselling novelist Kate Mosse.