Slowdive Playing Latitude And Øya Festivals, Too

By Tom Breihan / February 5, 2014

Last week, after months of rumors and speculation, we learned that British shoegaze legends Slowdive are indeed reuniting. They’re set to play a 5/19 comeback show at London’s Village Underground, and they’re holding down a spot near the top of the bill at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival. They’re not exactly turning into OutKast with it, but they’ve just added two more European festivals to their increasingly busy summer schedule. Slowdive will play the Latitude Festival, which comes to the British town of Suffolk 7/17-20. (Weirdly, they’re not that close to headliner status; instead, they’re sharing a font size with Hall & Oates.) They’ll also play Oslo’s Øya Festival, which has only announced a fraction of its lineup but which is already better than most American fests. (Röyksopp & Robyn! Janelle Monáe! Deafheaven! Blood Orange! Windhand!) No American dates yet, but you have to figure it’s only a matter of time at this point.