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Swedish indie-folk duo First Aid Kit have been added to the bill for Latitude Festival 2021. Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg return to Henham Park for the first time since their acclaimed performance in 2014. Their last album, Ruins, came out in 2018.
In July, festival organisers announced that Scottish chart-topper Lewis Capaldi and indie-pop quartet Bastille will headline the festival, joined by Snow Patrol – who will perform their Reworked songs as a special Sunday afternoon guest.
Latitude Festival began life in 2006, headlined by Snow Patrol, Anthony And The Johnsons and Mogwai, expanding over subsequent years to host a vibrant mixture of live music, comedy, theatre, dance, art, spoken word and – more recently – live podcast recordings. The festival is also renowned for its culinary edge, offering global street food, sit-down dining and everything in between.
First Aid Kit sprang to international fame in 2008 when a video of the sisters singing Fleet Foxes’ Tiger Mountain Peasant Song in the woods near their home went viral on YouTube. As of August 2020, it’s been viewed 5.8million times.
Since then, the duo has released four albums, two of which (2012’s The Lion’s Roar and 2014’s Stay Gold) have gone Gold in the UK and Platinum in their native Sweden. They last visited the UK in 2019 to play All Points East in Victoria Park
Lewis Capaldi arrives at Latitude Festival following the release last year’s chart topping debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent and his breakthrough smash hit single Somebody You Loved.
In 2020 he released his live EP, To Tell The Truth I Can’t Believe We Got This Far, as well as taking to his living room to live stream a performance across the globe.
The Glasgow born singer and songwriter is no stranger to both performing at and headlining major festivals, in recent years taking top billing at Scotland’s TRNSMT Festival and Brighton’s new music showcase, The Great Escape.
He’s joined on the bill by London based indie-pop outfit Bastille, fronted by Dan Smith. The band released their third studio album Doom Days in 2019, having broken into the mainstream with their Bad Blood debut in 2013.
The band’s catalogue of upbeat hits include Pompeii, Of The Night and Happier, with all three of their albums landing within the top five of the official UK album chart.
Since forming at the beginning of the 2010s, Bastille have become a mainstay on the UK festival circuit, now set to take top billing at Latitude Festival in 2021.
Snow Patrol will take to the festival on Sunday 25 July 2021 as a special afternoon guest, performing reimagined versions of some of their biggest hits, as released on 2019’s Reworked LP.
The record includes new arrangements of tracks such as the powerful Chasing Cars, Run, Open Your Eyes and Crack The Shutters.
Many more names across the world of music, comedy, theatre and the arts are expected to be announced in the near future, taking to Latitude Festival’s unique stages nestled within the Suffolk countryside.
The festival presents a true otherworldly vibe, with stages and bars nestled within the surrounding woodland. As well as the daytime entertainment, Latitude thrives at night, with cabaret shows, light installations, DJs and parties offering something for all tastes and ages.
Latitude Festival returns to Henham Park from 22 – 25 July 2021.
Tickets for Latitude Festival 2021 are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.