Festival news round-up: 5th March 2015
Celebrating its tenth year in existence Latitude announced the three acts to headline this years festival: Alt-J top Friday; Portishead make a rare appearance on Saturday night; Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds close the weekend. Also announced for the Obelisk Arena are: Manic Street Preachers, Laura Marling, James Blake and Seasick Steve among others. Filling out the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage are Jon Hopkins, The Vaccines and SBTRKT topping the bill with Django Django, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Public Service Broadcasting, La Roux, and Years & Years. Plenty of other acts have been announced as well as the comedy line-up including Alan Davies, Jon Richardson, Jack Dee, Jason Manford. Tickets for the festival weekend (16th-19th July 2015) are on sale now and available from Seetickets. For all details on the line-up so far visit the Latitude website.
Also marking its tenth birthday is Kendal Calling who added a number of new names to already announced headliners Elbow, Snoop Dogg, Kaiser Chiefs and James. Those new additions include Less Than Jake, a DJ set from Groove Armada, Augustines and Dutch Uncles. Tickets are shifting quickly for the festival which takes place 30th July-2nd August, so visit the festival website for full information and line-up.
Running on 23rd-26th July 2015 Secret Garden Party has announced it's second wave of acts, including: The Cat Empire, Public Service Broadcasting, Angus and Julia Stone, Temples and Palma Violets. Also announced were the new Merriment and Participation, and Sanctuary areas, and returning Bathing Under The Sky spa. Full line-up and tickets are available from the Secret Garden Party website.
Norfolk's Sundown Festival also announce their next set of acts. Mixing a line-up of contemporary electronic, urban, and pop music the most recent acts include: Tinie Tempah, Labrinth and Maverick Sabre; joining already announced headliners Rudimental. More information is available on the Sundown website.
T in the Park added more names, specifically with the announcement of the Slam Tent line-up of dance acts: Adam Beyer b2b Joseph Capriati, Alan Fitzpatrick, Âme, Art Department, Ben Klock, Dense & Pika, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Gary Beck. Tickets are still available for the festival from the T in the Park website.
Finally a new kind of festival. Wildfire Adventure Camp is, by day, a 1950’s-style camp with expeditions, bushcraft, artistry, engineering and adventure sports. At night it relaxes and "music and festivity" takes over. With only 500 tickets available skates should be got on for those interested, you can pre-register (which is a necessity) on the festival website.