The first names for Latitude 2017 have been revealed

The mammoth announcement for July is topped by The 1975 and Mumford and Sons

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A mammoth first announcement for Latitude Festival confirms bands including The 1975, Placebo and Mumford and Sons for 2017.

The weighty lineup confirmations cover a number of stages at one of the final festivals to reveal its hand this year.

The 1975 will headline on Friday 14 July, followed by Mumford and Sons – as part of their personally curated “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” – on Saturday.

Fleet Foxes are the marquee name for Sunday 16 July, appearing exclusively.

The other main stage acts confirmed so far include the reinvigorated Goldfrapp, Glass Animals, singer-songwriter Lucy Rose and The Horrors.

The second, BBC-sponsored stage will be headlined by a coup performance by Placebo.

Ride, who’ve just released two new singles, join them along with Loyle Carner, Fatboy Slim and The Radio Dept.

Ride at the O2 Academy Newcastle
Ride’s Mark Gardener on stage at the O2 Academy Newcastle on 18 October 2015. Photo: Katy Blackwood

The early announcements also include Jack Garratt, Mount Kimbie, Temples, Goat Girl and Declan McKenna.

There’ll additionally be performances from 4AD star Pixx and Dirty Hit hope Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

The 12th annual Latitude Festival takes place from 13-16 July at Henham Park in Suffolk.

One of the most significant UK festivals beyond the majors, it features an eclectic lineup of music and arts plus – famously – coloured sheep.

Adult weekend tickets are presently £197.50 at face value. Day tickets are priced at £77.50.

Katy Blackwood
Katy Blackwood is the Editor of FEISTY. She's been a self-confessed music geek, stan and encyclopedia since her childhood, loving both new and older sounds alike. Katy started out as a contributor to various magazines before founding FEISTY as an independent, female-led platform for new music.

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