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Latitude heading for sell-out success

PUBLISHED: 20:00 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:29 05 July 2010

ORGANISERS of the 2008 Latitude Festival this week admitted that they are expecting the event to be a 25,000 sell out.

Festival bosses have said that tickets have been selling quickly as the event draws ever closer.

ORGANISERS of the 2008 Latitude Festival this week admitted that they are expecting the event to be a 25,000 sell out.

Festival bosses have said that tickets have been selling quickly as the event draws ever closer.

A spokeswoman said: “We are predicting a sell-out event this year. We have 25,000 tickets and sales are very strong so far.”

The festival, which is held at Henham Park from July 17 - 20, is this year set to be headlined by Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros and Interpol, while comedy will be provided by a number of big names including Bill Bailey, Frankie Boyle, Stewart Lee and Russell Howard.

It is has also been announced that a number of further acts have been added to the line-up including singer Beth Orton and Belgian group Deus.

The spokeswoman added: “The imposing Obelisk Arena will host Brit-award winning folktronic songstress Beth Orton on the Friday.

“Her distinctive vocals and sweet melodies have earned her a career spanning over ten years and seven albums. Her eighth will follow towards the end of the year.”

The spokeswoman said Manchester group I Am Kloot will join the line up on Saturday with Scottish pop group Aliens performing on Friday as well as Leeds band Grammatics.

She added: “Over in the Uncut Arena, Guillemots are back with a new album and one of the catchiest singles of the year in Get Over It.

“One of the hottest bands of the moment, Black Kids, will bring their unique style of danceable disco indie spliced with '80s pop vibes to the Uncut Arena on the Friday as well as Essex four-piece Magistrates on the Saturday.”

The festival's Sunrise Arena will host a line-up of emerging talent including Metronomy, Rosie and The Goldbug, The Joy Formidable, Wallis Bird and Godwits.

However, while acts are continuing to be added to the music, comedy, poetry and theatrical line-up, it has been announced that Never Mind the Buzzcocks host Simon Amstell has had to withdraw from the festival.

Weekend tickets are £130 plus booking fees, while day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are £55 plus booking fee.

For more information call 0870 060 3775 or visit www.latitudefestival.co.uk

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