Latitude Festival has once again wowed thousands of fans this weekend with its annual outing of big name musicians, upcoming artists, poets and plays.
Billed as a family-friendly festival that prides itself on finding new talent, the event did not fail to show off some of the biggest names in the UK and the world.
Dominating the main stage, the Obelisk Arena, on the opening day was KT Tunstall and kooky Paloma Faith, while US band The National headlined the night, playing out songs from their fourth album Boxer.
Fans of alternative music could have seen Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals and Eels took to the Word Arena stage over the weekend, as well as stints by Echo & the Bunnymen, I am Kloot, British Sea Power and even 80s post-punk star Adam Ant.
Latitude, which is now in its sixth year, aims to showcase some of the newest acts around and dedicates the Lake Stage to this cause, where Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens handpicked his predictions of the music world’s rising stars.
Commenting on the weekend, Guardian’s Paul Lester said that “Still Corners impressed as they squared the circle between space rock and girl pop”, while “Caribou drew a good crowd for their idiosyncratic chill-rave”.
“Adam Ant was a revelation, albeit mystifyingly low on the bill. He looked in great shape and sounded even better, treating the sheltering hordes to one thrilling hit after another,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Lester noted that a soggy field on Saturday may have dampened the crowds for Rumer, who has recently been nominated for three Mojo Honours awards, but “her band were superb, the clarity of her vocals sublime”.
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