Latitude 2014 line-up: Best music acts to see this weekend

The Independent's music editor selects the best artists to watch

1. Damon Albarn
Saturday 19 July, Obelisk Arena, 19.30

The songwriter, producer and Blur frontman whose eclectic musical style and observational lyrics have made him one of the UK's most influential artists, headlines the Obelisk Arena. Expect a big show, with songs from his debut solo album, Everyday Robots.

2. The Black Keys
Sunday 20 July, Obelisk Arena, 21.30

Sunday will see the Black Keys in their first UK festival headline slot. The winners of seven Grammys and last year's Brit award for Best International Band, they went platinum in five countries with 2011's El Camino. The mix of traditional blues and psychedelic and garage rock on their latest album, Turn Blue, should see the Ohio band closing Latitude 2014 in fine style.

3. The War on Drugs
Sunday 20 July, BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, 19.25

The Philadelphia band are one of this year's breakthrough acts, their euphoric single “Red Eyes” and third album Lost in the Dream having garnered rave reviews. They bring their ambient folk-rock to the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage.

4. Haim
Sunday 20 July, Obelisk Arena, 18.30

The Haim sisters The Haim sisters Sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim have been making music together since they were old enough to pick up drumsticks and guitars. The LA-based band's debut album, Days Are Gone, is filled with radio-gold pop songs, and the punch and panache of their classic rock jams makes them an unmissable live act.

5. First Aid Kit
Saturday 19 July, Obelisk Arena, 18.30

Klara Soderberg of First Aid Kit Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg bring their warm and engaging folk-rock melodies and harmonising vocals to the Obelisk Arena on Saturday.

6. Future Islands
Sunday 20 July, iArena, tbc

Ever since frontman Samuel T Herring's impassioned, chest-thumping performance on David Letterman's show in March, the Baltimore synth-pop band have been hot property, selling out their UK shows. Witness their compelling live show and infectious melodies at the iArena.

7. Bombay Bicycle Club
Saturday 21 July, Obelisk Arena, 20.00

Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club performs at Coachella 2014 Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club performs at Coachella 2014 The young four-piece have risen through the ranks of indie-pop and their latest album So Long, See You Tomorrow, is full of catchy hooks from the Bollywood-sampling single “Feel” to the aggressive “Carry Me”. Add the folk songs from 2010's Flaws, and indie-rock anthems of A Different Kind of Fix, and their set is bound to draw a big crowd to the main stage

8. Lykke Li
Sunday 20 July, BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, 22.00

Swedish singer Lykke Li Swedish singer Lykke Li Following the success of Wounded Rhymes, and a new album, I Never Learn, on which her sensuous vocals are backed by a quirky, bass-heavy electro sound, the Swedish singer-songwriter and Latitude favourite Lykke Li headlines the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage on Sunday.

9. Atom Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor?
Sunday 20 July, Obelisk Arena, 13.00

On the Sunday afternoon, a band made up of members of Hot Chip, LCD Soundystem, the Beastie Boys and Scritti Politti will take over the Obelisk Arena, to bring the elusive Nigerian electronic music pioneer William Onyeabor's restless polyrhythmic funk to life.

10. Phantogram
Sunday 20 July, iArena, tbc

The Brooklyn band are already stars back home, and fast becoming so over here, since their excellent album Voices landed last month. Catch their eerie, dreamy folk and electro-indie shoegaze set at the iArena.

Read more: Atomic Bomb! joins Latitude line-up
Best comedy acts to see at Latitude
Latitude 2014: Best things to do with kids
Arts and Entertainment

game of thrones reviewWarning: spoilers

Arts and Entertainment
The original Star Wars trio of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill

George Osborne confirms Star Wars 8 will film at Pinewood Studios in time for 4 May

film

Arts and Entertainment
Haunted looks: Matthew Macfadyen and Timothy Spall star in ‘The Enfield Haunting’

North London meets The Exorcist in eerie suburban drama

TV

Arts and Entertainment

Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year

TV

Arts and Entertainment
Kit Harington plays MI5 agent Will Holloway in Spooks: The Greater Good

'You can't count on anyone making it out alive'film
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment

ebooksNow available in paperback
Arts and Entertainment

ebooks
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

    Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

    Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
    Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

    Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

    Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
    China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

    China's influence on fashion

    At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
    Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

    The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

    Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
    Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

    Rainbow shades

    It's all bright on the night
    'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

    Bread from heaven

    Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
    Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

    How 'the Axe' helped Labour

    UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
    Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

    The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

    A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
    Welcome to the world of Megagames

    Welcome to the world of Megagames

    300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
    'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

    Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

    Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

    The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
    Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

    Vince Cable exclusive interview

    Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
    Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

    Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

    Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
    Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

    It's time for my close-up

    Meet the man who films great whites for a living
    Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

    Homeless people keep mobile phones

    A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before