Sunshine, beautiful surroundings and Kraftwerk in 3D... that’s Latitude 2013

Kraftwerk at The Catalogue Tate Modern. Picture PETER BOETTCHER PHOTOGRAPHY.

Kraftwerk at The Catalogue Tate Modern. Picture PETER BOETTCHER PHOTOGRAPHY. - Credit: Archant

Up to 35,000 campers and music lovers are preparing to descend upon the Latitude festival site.

Latitude bosses announce new acts for Latitude festival 2013.Festival Boss Melvin Benn on the Henham

Latitude bosses announce new acts for Latitude festival 2013.Festival Boss Melvin Benn on the Henham estate. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The gates to the campsites at Henham Park, near Southwold, open at 2pm and the arena opens from 5pm.

Latitude 3D glasses for Kraftwerk performance.

Latitude 3D glasses for Kraftwerk performance. - Credit: Twitter photo

Headline music acts such as Bloc Party, Foals, Alt-J and Texas will entertain the crowds at Suffolk's 'mini Glastonbury'.

Melvin Benn, founder and creator of Latitude, said: 'As we put the finishing touches to the Latitude Festival site it feels like summer is well and truly here.

'We're looking forward to a weekend of glorious weather and very soon the beautiful lakeside setting of Henham Park will be thronged with 35,000 people all enjoying a line-up of hundreds of artists, musicians and entertainers.'

Another of the festival's headline acts will see 3D glasses being handed out at the entrances to the site's main arena on Saturday morning.

That is because Germa electro band Kraftwerk are headlining the Obelisk Arena main stage on Saturday night, bringing their show to life as a 3D concert.

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The group's main success came in the 1970s, with hit song Autobahn one of their best-known hits.

Their recent live shows featuring the 3D visuals at the Tate Modern in London have brought the group back into popularity.

Mr Benn continued: 'The eighth edition of Latitude is set to be the best yet, with spectacular sets in the offing from our headliners Bloc Party, Foals and the peerless Kraftwerk, as well as a smorgasbord of music and culture from acts as varied as Sadler's Wells, classical trumpeter Alison Balsom and no fewer than three of Britain's official national poets.

'We can't wait for the festivities to begin – and neither can the crowds.'

Among the latest additions to the line-up is local band the Maglia Rosa Group, whose members are drawn from Norwich and the Diss and Eye area. They will be opening the Alcove Stage on Saturday at 2pm.

There are still tickets available for the festival, apart from Saturday day tickets, which have now sold out.

For full ticket prices and details, go to www.latitudefestival.co.uk

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