Fleet Foxes have announced their return with a headline set at 2017’s Latitude festival. The band make their debut at the Suffolk event this July, performing their first UK gig in five years, with their third album Ylajali on the horizon.
The group, who rose to fame with their landmark Americana album Fleet Foxes in 2006, are also joined on the bill by the 1975, who headline on Friday night. The pop outfit first performed the event in 2013, playing a set at The Lake Stage. They return this year having recently won a Brit award for best British group.
Folk stadium slayers Mumford and Sons meanwhile headline the Obelisk arena on Saturday and will be curating the lineup on the Saturday bill, which is billed as one of their “Gentlemen of the Road” stopovers. They promise an appearance from the legendary Senegalese singer/guitarist Baaba Maal during their set. Among the artists they have scheduled are Pharrell-endorsed folk-pop singer Maggie Rogers, glam-rock teenagers the Lemon Twigs, Scottish indie rockers Honeyblood and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard.
“Following the incredible success of our 11th edition last year, we had set the bar high for this year’s festival,” Melvin Benn, founder and creator of Latitude said. “With the 1975, Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes headlining the Obelisk arena, coupled with acts across the other music stages and the literary bill, the lineup is looking stronger than ever, ensuring Latitude 2017 is already simply unmissable.”
Elsewhere on the bill are Goldfrapp, The Horrors, Lucy Rose, Glass Animals, Grandaddy, Baaba Maal, Tinariwen, the Very Best, John Cale, the Divine Comedy, Mavis Staples, Placebo, Ride, Fatboy Slim, Loyle Carner, Jack Garratt, Mount Kimbie, Maggie Rogers, the Lemon Twigs and Karen Elson, Kevin Morby, Temples, Twin Peaks, Honeyblood, Pixx, Kadjha Bonet and experimental trio Yorkeston Thorne Khan. More acts are still to be announced.
Latitude marks its 12th year in 2017 and takes place 13-16 July at Henham Park, Suffolk.