Alt-J have told fans to expect a ‘passionate’ set from them as they return to headline Latitude Festival for a second time. Watch our interview with the band above.
The trio were in attendance at The O2 Academy in Brixton where they picked up the Best British Band award supported by Zig-Zag, as well we delivering a stirring performance of ‘In Cold Blood‘.
Speaking to NME on the red carpet before the event, Alt-J squared up to the challenge of headlining Latitude this summer, following their previous time in 2015.
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“Well, we have an award-winning light show and we’ve become more competent at playing our songs than the last time we played,” frontman Joe Newman told NME. “We really love Latitude, and it’s a festival very close to our hearts so I think there be a certain amount of passion.”
Asked if this was a stepping stone to the band going on to headline the likes of Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds in the future, Gus Unger-Hamilton replied: “It would be lovely. We don’t like to count our chickens before they’re hatched.
“We focus on the gig themselves and Latitude to us is a milestone, not a stepping stone.”
Latitude takes place at Henham Park in Suffolk from Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 July, and will also be headlined by The Killers and Solange alongside performances from the likes of Mogwai, Wolf Alice, The Vaccines and many more. Tickets are available here.