Evening all. Thanks to Maddie for getting this Latitude-shaped ball rolling. The regular reader will know that Latitude Festival is where some of the earliest conversations about this blog happened (years before APFOS ever came to be). It’s where I saw some truly seminal performances form the likes of The National, Andrew bird, Arcade Fire, Sigur Ros, Jarvis Cocker, Thom Yorke, Wild Beasts, Bat For Lashes and countless others. It’s where I first heard the lyric “A pocket full of seeds“, where I first stood and really cared about music, where I first really thought I had fallen in love and where I will hopefully spend the rest of my Summers.
So here are my overly sentimental picks from each stage at this years Latitude Festival. Completely spoiled for choice as always so I’ve gone for the acts which resonate with me personally and which resonate with my past experiences with Latitude. It’s worth noting that there is so much more to Latitude than music but I don’t think anyone reads this blog to hear about poetry, theatre, comedy, cabaret, film or the countless other arts on offer. But good for you if you do.