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Set on England's sunrise coast, Latitude has grown to become one of the summer's most respected events. Based around a natural arena, the festival always has a little something special in store.
Amongst the latest announcements is an appearance by iconic Welsh singer Tom Jones. The Cardiff crooner began life as a hit on Britain's R&B circuit before swapping the grit of Working Men's Clubs for the glamour of Hollywood.
A star at Las Vegas, Tom Jones has now decided to age gracefully. Forthcoming album 'Praise & Blame' is a deeply meditative work, featuring a singer who is coming to terms with his advancing years.
Produced by Ethan Jones, the album contains material initially written by the likes of Bob Dylan and John Lee Hooker. Indebted to blues, gospel and country it is a remarkable achievement by an often overlooked artist.
Tom Jones will unveil his new album during a special performance at Latitude. The singer is set to perform in the woods outside the arena, with the set beginning at midnight on July 15th.
Meanwhile, other new additions include I Blame Coco, Boycott Monday, Spectrals, Steve Mason and more. At Latitude music is intermingled with comedy, literature, art and theatre with plenty more surprises yet to be announced.
Returning for its fifth edition, Latitude is bigger than ever with acts spread across a total of thirteen arenas. Expect more announcements over the coming weeks as organisers firm up the bill.
Latitude takes place between July 15th - 18th.Tom Jones
Posted by Robin Murray