Once you’ve been, it has your heart.
That dreaded Monday morning rolls round and not only have you got to pack everything away, come to terms with the inevitable end but also reset the countdown until we are back in these woods. It will always take some adjusting.
The ninth edition of the festival housed big names across an array of cultural stages; for the music lovers the Obelisk had Lily Allen ( who stepped in for Two Door Cinema Club due to ill health,) Damon Albarn and The Black Keys. Other big names across the stages came in the form of laughs with Dara O Brian, Simon Amstell and Kevin Bridges. Latitude caters for all arts with stages for literary, poetry, film and not forgetting the woods which hold art and the pandoras playground for the little ones.
Greeted with the fire fighting pixies and wandering rainbow sheep, Latitude holds a vibe which Tame Impala’s front man Kevin Parker best described the festival as ‘our own utopia’
The beauty of the festival is that you don’t need to be 100% fan of the line up because by roaming the park you will come across some new little gems which you may investigate further. A festival with so much to offer its hard to see it all, but the atmosphere is so chilled and laid back it is without a doubt you will be coming back for more.
Besides seeing the obviously exceptional sets from The Black Keys, Tame Impala, HAIM and James Vincent McMorrow I found myself wandering in between stages to seek out the acts who I hadn’t heard before. Some of the highlights came from;
Next year when we are re-untied in the woods for our little piece of heaven on earth, where we will be celebrating 10 years of what a festival should be.
So let the rumours begin who will be topping the bill at Latitude ’15.