The eighth edition of the Suffolk—based festival took place last weekend between the 18th and 21st of July. Headlined by Bloc Party, Kraftwerk and Foals, here are some of the best photos of Latitude 2013.
The Alcove Stage, introduced this year, showcased upcoming artists and numerous musicians from the local music scene. Young talent Chloe Howl, The Family Rain and Superfood all graced the stage.
Everything Everything played the recently renamed BBC Radio Music Stage on Saturday evening.
Bloc Party gave their last performance before their recently-announced hiatus on Friday, headlining the main stage.
Entering to old track ‘So Here We Are’, the London four-piece played a hugely well-received 90-minute set taking in songs from their four albums to date as well as tracks from forthcoming EP ‘The Nextwave Sessions’.
The band then re-entered to large applause for a lengthy encore, beginning ‘Helicopter’ with a short portion of Rihanna’s hit ‘We Found Love’ and ending with an emotional crowd sing-a-long to old favourite ‘This Modern Love’.
Bassist Gordon Moakes spoke to NME after the set, and dismissed speculation that Bloc Party’s break could be permanent, saying: “There’s no end point with this band.”
Chvrches played a well-received set at Latitude Festival on Friday the 19th, and are supporting Depeche Mode at a couple of huge European shows later this month.
The Scottish electro-pop group will release debut set ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ on September 23.
Tim Burgess of The Charlatans played an early slot on the first day of the Suffolk festival.
Taking to a sun-drenched main stage, Burgess predominantly played tracks from last year’s solo LP ‘Oh No, I Love You’.
Brothers Disclosure played the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage on Sunday evening.
The duo recently released their debut album ‘Settle’.
Foals topped the bill on the last day of this year’s Latitude festival.
Following headline slots from Bloc Party and Kraftwerk over the past two nights, the Oxford five piece played a 90-minute set to finish off the final day of the event.
With frontman Yannis Philippakis regularly acknowledging how much the gig meant to them and how special it was, the band managed to gather the strongest reaction of the weekend from the huge crowd assembled.
Tearing into previous album track ‘Total Life Forever’, the group then played a set spanning across their three albums.
Taking in the likes of ‘Olympic Airways’, ‘Blue Blood’ and recent single ‘My Number’, the gig saw Philippakis regularly geeing up the crowd and occasionally stage diving into the throng.
Singer Ellie Rowsell of Radar favourites Wolf Alice celebrated her 21st birthday on The Lake Stage, with radio DJ Huw Stephens bringing a cake on stage and encouraging the sizeable crowd to sing ‘Happy Birthday’.
The band played a well-received set including a host of tracks from their forthcoming debut album.
Cat Power drew a small gathering to her early evening set on the main stage on Friday.
Finishing by throwing individual white flowers into the crowd, Chan Marshall appeared pleased with the reaction anyway and the crowd, though small in number, showed their enthusiasm by cheering throughout.
Frontman of Bloc Party Kele Okereke said on stage on Friday that it was an “emotional moment” for the band.
Latitude is the sort of place where you can kick back and remember, at the end of the day, life’s a beach.
‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’ Bobby Womack brought some soul to Sunday lunchtime.
The weather Gods smiled kindly on this year’s festival, so shorts and shades were the order of the day.
One of the more surprising appearances on the bill – Texas’ Sharleen Spiteri.
With paint fights going on in the woods you can’t say Latitude isn’t colourful – but at least on person is going to be left red-faced.
Daughter’s Elena Tonra held a captivated and hushed audience in the palm of her hand.
You always run into a lot of dyed-in-the-wool festival goers.
When the music gets a bit much, there’s always time for some sun worship.
Australian newcomers Jagwar Ma performed on the Lake Stage on Saturday evening, airing songs from their recent debut album ‘Howlin’ and bringing a party atmosphere to the evening.
Laura Mvula played the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage on Sunday afternoon.
Danish singer-songwriter MØ played her take on electro-pop at The Lake Stage on Friday evening.
Saturday evening saw the Yeah Yeah Yeahs play to a heaving crowd, with frontwoman Karen O wearing a bright yellow short suit and crown.
After starting with a single-heavy section including ‘Zero’, ‘Gold Lion’ and recent offering ‘Sacrilege’ – taken from current album ‘Mosquito’ – the New York trio powered through the next 60 minutes with O bounding around the stage energetically throughout.
German electro pioneers Kraftwerk headlined the second day of Latitude Festival on Saturday, bringing their forward-thinking 3D show to the main stage.
After crowd members were given special 3D glasses prior to the show, the four-piece played a 90-minute set with specially-created visuals moving out into the large audience.
Opening with ‘The Robots’, the band – all wearing black, sci-fi-esque outfits – then played a selection of material from their back catalogue including ‘Computer World’ and ‘Computer Love’.
A hit-heavy middle portion of the set featured fan favourites ‘The Man Machine’, ‘Spacelab’ – during which visuals of 3D space shuttles flew out into the audience – and ‘The Model’.