The fifth Latitude festival took place in Henham Park, Suffolk, over the weekend (July 15-18), and featured headline sets from Florence And The Machine, Belle And Sebastian and Vampire Weekend.
The bash was headlined on Friday night by Florence And The Machine – her first ever festival headline performance.
Florence ensured the show was a family affair by bringing her younger sister Gracie, and teenage brother JJ, on stage with her. She then led the crowd in a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’, directed at Gracie.
Empire Of The Sun played on the festival’s main stage – known as the Obelisk Arena – on Saturday evening.
Their performance was a visual spectacular, involving some outlandish costumes.
Beyond the main stages, there was a Q&A with comedy writer Chris Morris in the film tent, and Less Than Zero author Bret Easton Ellis appeared in the literary arena.
Wild Beasts went down well in the Word Arena on Friday.
The crowd was significantly younger than in previous years. It was bigger too – the capacity was increased by around 10,000.
Everything Everything on the Lake Stage, Friday night. Their debut album is released on August 30.
The Obelisk Arena. Note the pink sheep, which has become the symbol of Latitude.
The National went up against Florence on Friday night, but still drew a respectable crowd to the Word Arena.
Latitude 2010 also featured performances from James, Girls, Grizzly Bear, Laura Marling and The Temper Trap.
The wooded part of the site played host to a performance from Tom Jones on Thursday night. It proved such a draw, the area had to be closed for fear of over-crowding. Hundreds of fans were turned away.
A balloon salesman at Latitude.
Coloured sheep in the campsite.
Dancers on the lake at Latitude.
Richard Hawley played on Friday night in the Word tent, sandwiched between Wild Beasts and The National.
The festival basked in sunshine throughout, apart from brief showers on Thursday night and Saturday morning.
Vampire Weekend closed the festival, headlining on the Sunday night.
A young fan at Latitude. For more on the festival, head to NME.COM/festivals, and look out for the review in next week’s mag.
The view across the lake from the main arena.