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Ten must-see acts at Latitude Festival this weekend

Latitude Festival is finally upon us, and if you’re lucky enough to be heading to Henham Park this weekend make sure you don’t miss the following acts:

Jessie Ware

In 2012 the pop diva stepped out from the shadows of SBTRKT with her critically acclaimed début album Devotion. Her close friends Disclosure are onsite this weekend and there’s a good chance they’ll join her on stage for a rendition of their remix of ‘Running’.

Japandroids

The duo’s live shows are an unrelenting mix of angst filled post-punk and Springsteen-esque anthems – surely enough to shake off any hangover, no matter how severe.

Disclosure

They’ve just released the dance album of the year,Settle, have been etched on every radio station’s playlist for God knows how long, and are now set to take on Latitude – no doubt they’ll be victorious.

Foals

Following the release of their third album Holy Fire, Foals have confirmed their status as one Britain’s best bands and deservedly headline the closing night of the festival.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Karen O and co spearheaded the skinny jeans revival in the early noughties with their explosive garage rock. Nearly a decade on the band are still going strong, and will be showcasing material from their new album, Mosquito.

White Denim

The Austin band’s outlandish rock is firmly rooted in the most decadent parts of the ‘70s, and is some of the most fun you’ll find all weekend.

Kraftwerk

Surely all gigs are 3D? Anyway, the German pioneers of electronic music are bringing their immersive 3D live show to the Obelisk Arena, and it’s not to be missed.

CHVRCHES

Scottish synth-pop act CHVRCHES have been dominating the blogosphere throughout 2013 and will surely be featuring on the mainstage come next year – so make sure you catch them while you can.

Jagwar Ma

If you’re old enough to remember the ’90s you’ll love Australia’s Jagwar Ma – their live show will instantly take you back to the heady days of Screamadelica.

Drenge

If you like your music loud and sounding like it was made in the Deep South, you should make your way down to the front for their set on Saturday.

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