The seasons are revolving, the weathers are coming around. Over the last year lots of things have come and gone and we are standing here so much the better for it. One thing that is a constant for us here and for plenty of others is Latitude Festival. Very much a staple of both George and my formative musical years Latitude has away been the highlight of the year since we first went in 2007. Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire, Thom Yorke, The National and countless other seminal artists have all graced us with life changing sets. We’ve written about it many times over the years and probably repeat ourselves each time, for that we apologise. But is an amazing place to be. As well as the best lineup year on year, Latitude boasts an extraordinary representation of the arts from literature to cabaret to comedy. If you want our tip then make sure you poke your head in at the Film and Music stage, every year some absolute gems are snuck in there and you are guaranteed to see something amazing.
I could wax lyrical about the joys and gems of Latitude Festival for a lot longer. Punting on the lake, the hungover naps in a sunny corner outside the poetry tent, the teenage crowdsurfing, the disco shed, the woods, the colours, the chance encounters, the jam packed and diverse lineup, the friendly security, the food, the year there was a Radio 4 stage, The Waterfront Stage, the Sunday Midday Obelisk slot…
It’s all gold.
As is tradition now at APFOS we have put together a streamable playlist on 8tracks (who very kindly featured it on their homepage last week) for you all to hear exactly what you could be missing out on! Have a look below and enjoy.
Click through for the tracklisting.
Jungle – The Heat
Elephant – Tame Impala
HAIM – The Wire
John Wizards – Muizenberg
Crystal Fighters – Champion Sound
Seinabo Sey – Younger
SNAKEHIPS – Make It
Tom Vek – A Chore
War On Drugs – Red Eyes
Milky Chance – Stolen Dance
Two Inch Punch – Moon Struck
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)
SOHN – Bloodflows
Phosphorescent – Song For Zula
SOAK – BLUD
The Acid – Basic instinct
James Vincent McMorrow – Cavalier
Glass Animals – Woozy (feat Jean Deaux)
Come to Latitude this year. Buy your tickets here. We’ll see you by the sheep