Latitude 2009

Rob Da Bank, Allan Jones and a rave in the woods

Michael Bonner

Last night, we went feral in the woods. It’s not often you see your editor at a rave, and a rave in the woods at that, but last night UNCUT’s Allan Jones was getting down with the kids to all manner of dub-step and breakbeat classics. And he didn’t even mention Nick Lowe until 2.40 in the morning.

This was the after hours fun experienced by your dedicated UNCUT team, out in force for Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank, who was hosting the In The Woods Arena.

With the trees beautifully lit up, and a huge, happy, up-for-it crowd, it was a great communal way to close the second day of Latitude properly. Headliners The Good, The Bad & The Queen had drawn an audience on the main stage, sure, but they didn't quite engage with them with the kind of excitement you expect from a festival topline act. This, though, was the kind of shared experience that festival memories are made of, about 1,000 people dancing their socks off, lightsticks and whistles in full effect.

Aces rave action.


** Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
** Aphrodite & Mickey Finn – Drop Top Caddy
** Prodigy – Out Of Space
** Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
** The Clash – London Calling

Anyway, nursing a slightly sore head, I'm off to get some breakfast then catch Phill Jupitus in the comedy arena.

Come back later, as we'll be blogging about Jarvis, Arcade Fire and all the day's top bands.


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