Duran Duran announced as headliners for Latitude Festival 2024
Duran Duran have been announced as the headliners for 2024’s Latitude Festival.
A UK festival exclusive, the news coincides with the release of the band’s latest album, the critically acclaimed Danse Macabre, which debuted in the UK top five this week.
The band are best know for their hits ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’, ‘Rio’, ‘Girls On Film’ and ‘Come Undone’.
Latitude will take place at Henham Park, near Southwold, from July 25 to 28, 2024.
Bassist John Taylor said: “We are excited to be making Latitude our sole UK performance next summer.
“It’s a great festival, and it’s been a long time since Duran have been in that part of the country – in fact, it’s our first time ever in Suffolk.
“We are riding high on the reception our new Danse Macabre album has received, and looking forward to bringing music from that record, all the way back to our 1981 debut album.
“See you there!”
The new album has seen the band unearth ‘bright melodies from the darkness’, consisting of 13 tracks, threading together new songs, themed covers and newly reimagined versions of their classics and favourites.
It has been described as ‘great, ghoulish fun’ by the Evening Standard, ‘a treat’ by The Independent and ‘damn good fun’ by The Telegraph.
Melvin Benn, Latitude’s festival director, said: "Duran Duran's fusion of artistry and innovation seamlessly resonates with Latitude's commitment to curate a multifaceted cultural experience.
“Celebrated for their iconic style, ground-breaking music, and a consistent string of chart-topping hits, the band have unquestionably left their mark on both the music and fashion realms.
“With their ongoing evolution and the ability to transcend musical boundaries, the band's mesmerising live performances make them an ideal fit for the Latitude festival."
The new album features guest vocals from Victoria de Angelis of Måneskin on the track ‘Psycho Killer’, as well as collaborations with former Duran Duran members Andy Taylor and Warren Cuccurullo.
As well as this, single ‘Black Moonlight’ was added straight onto the Radio 2 A list, and the title track ‘Danse Macabre’ is accompanied by a music video using cutting-edge AI techniques which Rolling Stone describe as ‘a graveyard smash.’
Duran Duran have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, in addition to 21 UK top 20 hits and two Grammy awards.