Latitude Festival Draws To A Close With Arcade Fire
The second Latitude Festival has just seen the last band, Arcade Fire, play the Obelisk Arena, rounding off with fireworks what has been a vibey interesting day full of new music, comedy and other perfect Sunday cultural activities.
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The multiplying members of Arcade Fire, led by Win and Regine Butler, brought a harmonious, melodic show to Latitude. Riding on their current surge of success in the UK and having just played Glastonbury festival too, the show featured several tracks from their two best-selling albums ‘Funeral’ and ‘Neon Bible.’
Other notable acts on the main stage today were former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker’s first solo UK festival appearance, which was full of his usual charismatic charm, The Rapture, Cold War Kids and The National who triumphed despite having to borrow equipment from Andrew Bird.
The Uncut stage which has been rammed once again for the third and final day has played host to an array of good stuff, including Cherry Ghost, Soulsavers with Mark Lanegan, and the embodiment of a great seasoned festival performer in Super Furry Animal’s Gruff Rhys performing an exciting TV-set dressed solo show.
Wild Beasts were just one of the new bands that were making waves on the festival’s smaller stages, and Uncut also found the comedy, literary and film tents very divertingly entertaining today too.
Shane Meadows drew a massive crowd for his Q&A and introduction before a screening of his controversial new film ‘This Is England’.
Latitude, by all accounts has been a laid back, family friendly, resounding success. From lying out in deckchairs by the lake, to learning how to juggle whilst watching bands and bad poetry, the vibe has been amazing.
Check out some of our pics from today here on the Uncut picture blog.
Uncut has been at Latitude Festival since Thursday July 12 bringing you blogs, news and pictures as the event has unfolded. Click here to catch up with all the Uncut Latitude blogs that we’ve posted this weekend Uncut.co.uk/latitude.
Arcade Fire pic credit: Andy Willsher