The first line-up announcement has landed for Latitude Festival 2023, with Pulp, Paolo Nutini and George Ezra confirmed as headliners for the Suffolk celebration.
Britpop giants Pulp are reforming for their first live shows in over a decade, with Latitude festival offering a great chance to revisit the era-defining tunes of these Sheffield-based icons. The band’s last performance was a one-off concert in 2012, so there’s certainly going to be a lot to catch up on.
Paolo Nutini continues to celebrate the success of his latest record, ‘Last Night in the Bittersweet’, with the announcement of his headline status, with his monumental return to live shows already boasting a performance at TRNSMT festival earlier this year. You can expect a similar celebration, featuring a plethora of indie hits, at Latitude 2023.
George Ezra has had a busy 2022 with the release of his third LP, ‘Gold Rush Kid’, and a flurry of live shows including a headline set at London’s Finsbury Park which, “[cemented] his spot as a summer superstar.” It looks like things aren’t slowing down too much next year, then – the singer has shared: “I’ve been to Latitude a number of times as a fan and performer, and was lucky enough to headline there in 2019. It’s an honour and a pleasure to be invited back for 2023. See you there!”
The bill continues, with The Kooks joining the line-up for the first time. They’ve recently dropped a new record title ‘10 Track To Echo In The Dark’, but aren’t afraid to indulge in their older tracks either; particularly as ‘Inside In / Inside Out’ celebrated its fifteenth-anniversary last year. Whatever the setlist, Luke Pritchard tells Dork: “we’re a band that is all about our audience”.
Current Dork cover stars The Big Moon have also been confirmed to appear at the summer event, hopefully bringing forth exciting new tunes from their “triumphant third effort”, ‘Here Is Everything’. The album documents the band’s journey through a turbulent introduction to parenthood, as they shared in the recent cover feature.
English electronic group Metronomy are also slated to perform, and a wave of new talent is on display with theatrical female-five-piece The Dinner Party. As well as music, Latitude will offer comedy, wellbeing, food and much more.
You can find the initial Latitude 2023 line-up in full below:
Exclusive pre-sale opens next Wednesday, November 2nd, for Barclaycard and Three customers, with a fan pre-sale opening on Friday, November 4th, at 8am – the general sale will then commence an hour later. All tickets will be available here.