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Latitude Festival: The must-see acts including Phoebe Bridgers, Frankie Boyle, Lewis Capaldi and Kae Tempest



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Latitude Festival returns to Henman Park near Southwold from today and Suffolk News has scoured the line-up for the acts you won't want to miss.

Suffolk's biggest festival, which runs until Sunday, has been held every year since 2006 - barring 2020 when the pandemic forced its cancellation - and has more to see than ever.

Latitude is back this weekend
Latitude is back this weekend

Phoebe Bridgers, Friday 10pm, BBC Sounds stage

It's been a phenomenal rise from cult artist to arena-filling superstar for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, with her second album Punisher pushing her firmly into the mainstream. Her slot on the BBC Sounds stage is likely to be the festival's biggest draw.

Little Simz, Saturday 7.40pm, Obelisk Arena

Little Simz - or Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo to give her her full name - is a multi-talented rapper and actress.

One of the stand-out stars of Netflix drama Top Boy, Little Simz also has three acclaimed albums under her belt and was one of the must-see acts at last month's Glastonbury festival.

Porridge Radio, Friday, 2.55pm BBC Sounds stage

If you can get past the name, this London/Brighton-based four-piece are one of the UK's most hotly-tipped bands. Their latest album, Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky, was released in May.

Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky

Self Esteem, Friday 6.55pm, BBC Sounds stage

Rebecca Taylor has gone through quite a re-invention since the break-up of her indie-folk band Slow Club, and has made real waves with her two big, bold albums under the Self Esteem banner.

Frankie Boyle, Saturday 3.40pm, Comedy Arena

A mid-afternoon set may feel an incongruous slot for the uncompromising Frankie Boyle. It won't be family-friendly, but it will be funny.

Frankie Boyle
Frankie Boyle

Charlotte Church's Pop Dungeon, Saturday midnight, Sunrise Arena

Ever wondered what the former Voice of an Angel is up to now? Well, amongst other things she will be hosting her late-night pop dungeon at Latitude, promising soft rock, disco and all things cheesy.

Kae Tempest, Sunday 7.10pm, BBC Sounds Stage

Kae - formerly Kate - Tempest is a spoken word performer, poet, recording artist, novelist and playwright. She was nominated as best solo performer at the 2018 Brit Awards.

Kae Tempest. Picture: Wolfgang Tillmans
Kae Tempest. Picture: Wolfgang Tillmans

Of course, those are only our choices and the joy of Latitude is no two experiences are the same. You might prefer to spend your time wild swimming, listening to poetry or hanging out in the kids field. And don't forget the main stage headlines Lewis Capaldi, Foals and Snow Patrol.

You can also download the Latitude app to keep on top of any surprise acts - secret slots in recent years have included Ed Sheeran and Radiohead's Thom Yorke.