So last night I covered the Latitude 2011 festival which is a smaller scale festival that takes place in Henham Park, Southwold, England. I came across the festival on NME.com and it seemed like a great lineup to cover. Latitude’s first festival ever was first held in July 2006. The festival is said to be similar to continental European festivals and includes 4 stages: The Obelist Arena, BBC Radio 6 Stage, The i Arena, and the Huw Stephens curated lake stage. If you ever get the chance to attend this lovely fest, its the ultimate experience as it comprises elements of music, theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature (I didn’t know it was possible to fit so many cool things into one weekend). The festival is ran by Festival Republic, who also run the Reeding and Leeds Fest.
The headliners for 2011 included The National, Paolo Nutini, and Suede.
Here is a summary of what I played last night:
Bombay Bicycle Club – How can you swallow so much sleep
Kele – Everything You Wanted
Anna Calvi – Rider to the Sea/No More Words
British Sea Power – Monsters of Sunderland
The Naked and Famous – Hearts Like Ours/Young Blood
Gold Panda – You
The Leisure Society – Fight For Everyone
Bright Eyes – Shell Games/Jejune Stars
The National – Pink Rabbits
Paolo Nutini – Pencil Full of Lead/Coming Up
Hope you all enjoyed the show! Check out the Latitude website if you want some more info on the fest. Until we meet again, xoxo