Wild Beasts bring Latitude 2012 to a close

Kendal band tell fans to "party like there's no tomorrow"

Wild Beasts brought Latitude 2012 to a close last night (July 15) with a headline set in The Word Arena.

Making their fifth appearance at the festival, the band played to a full tent, despite clashing with Paul Weller. “Congratulations guys, you’ve made it to the end,” singer Hayden Thorpe said, raising a glass of red wine to the crowd. “Now let’s party like there’s no tomorrow.”

Opening with ‘Bed Of Nails’, the group played a 60-minute set drawn from their three albums including tracks such as ‘The Devil’s Crayon’, ‘Two Dancers’ and ‘Watch Me’.

“This is our last song but don’t worry, you’ve got hours and hours til dawn,” Thorpe told the audience before the band finished their set with ‘End Come Too Soon’.

Wild Beasts played:

‘Bed Of Nails’
‘We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues’
‘The Devil’s Crayon’
‘Loop The Loop’
‘Two Dancers’
‘Reach A Bit Further’
‘Watch Me’
‘Hootin’ And Howlin”
‘End Come Too Soon’

Earlier in the day, Bat For Lashes made her return to the festival circuit on the Main Stage. She airied new songs, including the piano-led ballad ‘Laura’.

Alabama Shakes also performed on the Main Stage, playing tracks from their debut album ‘Boys & Girls’ while Seattle singer Perfume Genius appeared in The i Arena.

Birmingham band Peace also had new material to showcase, performing new track ‘California Daze’.

Gabriel Bruce, The Cast of Cheers and Lucy Rose also performed on the final day of the festival.