Perfectly sandwiched between The Rapture and headliners Arcade Fire on the final day of this year’s Latitude Festival, quintessential English eccentric Jarvis Cocker will suit the site’s leafy glades to a tee.
The music he’s been making as solo artist, however, reveals more than his long established talent for witty lyricism and his fondness for classic pop with a slight Gallic twist. Anyone who’s yet to experience the fury and disappointment expressed in ‘Running The World’ – complete with ‘c’ word – might be surprised, but Cocker’s both a gentle soul and a charismatic performer and his set will surely be one of the festival’s highlights.
Jarvis Cocker plays the Obelisk Arena on Sunday July 15. Latitude takes place July 12 – 15 at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk.