Mogwai see off Latitude

Mystery Jets and Nicky Wire also perform in Suffolk

The first ever Latitude Festival was bought to a close yesterday(July 16), with a headline set from Mogwai.

The Scots entered to the title from cult horror film ‘The Wicker Man’ to deliver a packed set of post-rock before ending with a spectacular five minutes of feedback.

Earlier in the day Manic Street Preacher and Mogwai[a] fan Nicky Wire performed on the Uncut Arena, show casing tracks from his forthcoming solo album ’I Killed the Zeitgeist’.


At only his third ever solo gig, Wire included covers of The Who’s ‘Substitute’, Jonathan Richman’s ‘Roadrunner’ and Echo & The Bunnymen song ‘Ocean Rain’.

Wire then criticised Chris Martin for championing Echo & The Bunnymen 20 years too late.

He also played teasing excerpts from Manics tracks ‘From Despair To Where’ and ‘Let Robeson Sing’.

During his set Wire, dressed in a white suit, slammed the England Football Team’s performance, let off party poppers and played poetry from a miniature tape player.

After the show, he told NME.COM: “I’m not a particularly festival person, as I’m sure you know. Dressed like this, it doesn’t really go down very well, in a world of shorts but Latitude seems very nice.”

Mystery Jets played an evening set in the Uncut Arena, showcasing new song ‘Half In Love With Elizabeth’. The band ended their set with customary finale ’Zoo Time’.


Earlier in the day, The Pigeon Detectives played to a packed audience in the Sunrise Arena, performing the single ‘You Know I Love You’ for the crowd.

Sunday’s performers also included Giant Drag, Mercury Rev and Regina Spektor.