Andrew Bird Starts Latitude Swinging

Andrew Bird Starts Latitude Swinging

Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird charmed and amazed the gathering crowds at Latitude on Sunday.

After torrential rain at lunchtime, Bird and his two-piece rhythm section arrived on the main stage in hot sunshine. Bird then proceeded to try and play all his instruments in the very first song, repeatedly switching from violin to guitar to xylophone whilst singing and even whistling.

Bird has long been a revered artist in alternative American circles, having added violin to records by My Morning Jacket and Kristin Hersh amongst others. His quirky and impressive pop ushers in a day of baroque delights, with The National and Arcade Fire still to come.

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