Latitude Festival announces Lake Stage lineup and additions to BBC 6 Music stage

Latitude’s Lake Stage will feature the likes of Loyle Carner, Billie Marten and Oscar

Handpicked by Huw Stephens, the Lake Stage offers the best of the rising stars. Having hosted The XX, Bombay Bicycle Club and alt-J in the past, the stage this year will host a names that hold equally exciting things for the future.

Hip-hop favourite Loyle Carner and Yorkshire singer-songwriting talent Billie Marten lead the announcement, joined by Oscar, The Big Moon, indie-pop five piece Fickle Friends and indie kings Blaenavon. Flying the flag for Wales, Meilyr Jones and Estrons join the bill, while indie rebel Declan McKenna appears alongside BBC Introducing’s widely regarded Jones, piano master Cameron A G and Isaac Gracie.

Elsewhere on the lineup, Denmark’s Liss make their Latitude debut along with Samaris, Pixx, Babeheaven, Muckaniks and Louis Berry.

Other debuts come from art-rocker Kiran Leonard, electro-pop duo The Rhytm Method, Martha Ffion, Love Nor Money and sing-songwriter Oktoba, while Bleeding Heart Pigeons and Colm Mac Con Iomaire return to the festival for another year.

Over on the BBC 6 Music Stage, punk mavericks Slaves return to Latitude alongside Honne and Flamingods. Minor Victories, made up of Mogwai, Slowdive and Editors members, are also set to perform an exclusive set.

Adding to the lengthy list of names added today, the Sunrise Arena will also host Teleman, Emma Pollock, Bill Ryder-JOnes, Pumarosa, Let’s Eat Grandma and Bear’s Den.

Latitude festival takes place 14-17 July. Tickets here.

Melissa Svensen

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