Latitude Festival took place in Suffolk this weekend, with Portishead, Catfish and the Bottlemen, La Roux, Drenge, The Districts and Wolf Alice among the acts playing. Here’s how it went down…
Warpaint grinned their way through a spell-binding set on Sunday.
Thom Yorke played a secret set on Sunday, his first show of 2015. Technical problems threatened to get the best of him but as usual, the Radiohead man emerged victorious.
The Districts debuting some unconventional karate-kickin’ dance moves.
Highlights of Noel Gallagher‘s set, the songs aside, included when he poked fun at the Queen. Introducing Oasis B-side ‘Half The World Away’, he said the song was dedicated to “the Royal Family. Not the Nazi-sympathising Windsors, the fictional northern Royle Family, danke shon.”
Pensive looks and pensive sounds from the imperious Alt-J.
“Look, no hands!” La Roux doing her ’80s-poptacular thing.
King Gizzard, everyone, twerk lord of rock ‘n’ roll.
King Gizzard chilling backstage.
Ed Sheeran followed up three sold-out nights at Wembley with a couple of tiny secret sets at the Suffolk festival. That’s how you do it.
Genghar bringing the noise, fresh from releasing their warmly received debut album recently.
Genghar posing for the NME camera.
Where to begin with this outfit from Santigold? When you’ve got as many eclectic-pop bangers as she does, not to mention a Beastie Boys collab under your belt, we guess you can wear whatever you goddamn want.
The magnificent Laura Marling.
The Districts seem like a close bunch of guys.
16Catfish and the Bottlemen
No illness or rain to battle against this time, unlike at Glastonbury, for Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Vann McCann giving it some.
18Catfish and the Bottlemen
Catfish and the Bottlemen striking a pose backstage.
We also ran into them lovely Drenge boys.
New Wichita indie-popper Oscar.
Savages being punk as fuck, as usual.
Savages for seriously up close and personal with fans.
…as did Justin Young from The Vaccines.
The Vaccines caught backstage.
Scream if you wanna go faster, Wolf Alice fans.
Hey, it’s that there Wolf Alice again.
Portishead cranked up the atmos with their stunning Saturday headline set.
28Manic Street Preachers
Springiest knees in rock? Manic Street Preachers‘ Nicky Wire in full flight.