With a smattering of showers! The Suffolk festival is go!

Its the first day of this year’s Latitude Festival, and the band’s kick off on the festival’s four stages in about an hour.

The opening night tonight (July 13) sees headlining performances by Damien Rice, Wilco, Patrick Wolf and New Young Pony Club.

For the first time, the three day festival opened it’s doors to music fans on the Thursday night.

Last night (July 12) saw Daft Punk’s Electrorama screened at the field cinema and the poetry and cabaret tents warmed-up for the weekend ahead.

Uncut is proud this year to be hosting our very own arena, with 35 bands playing over the weekend.

Today the Uncut arena is about to be opened by new EMI pop rock act Grace, and this afternoon will see Fields, Maps, and Candie Payne all play.

Uncut’s Michael Bonner and John Mulvey are currently en route to the site, and we will be reporting and blogging from across the site, throughout the weekend.

Click here for the special Uncut Latitude blog Uncut.co.uk/latitude

Highlights in the line-up today include:

Obelisk Arena

Damien Rice

Wilco

Midlake

Two Gallants

Uncut Arena

Patrick Wolf

Albert Hammond Jr

Tinariwen

Maps

Fields

Candie Payne

Sunrise Arena

New Young Pony Club

Bonde Do Role

Findlay Brown

Alberta Cross

Lake Stage

I Was a Cub Scout

Metronomy

The Teenagers

Vessels

Pic credit: Farah Ishaq