Tinariwen proved to be one of the hits of Friday at the Latitude Festival, when they brought their desert blues to Uncut’s own stage.
The Malian band are Tuareg nomads from the Sahara, and received a rapturous reception for their 40-minute set, much closer to rock’n’roll than many world music acts. Dressed in flowing robes, they played songs from their two albums for World Circuit, with three guitars creating a sound reminiscent of The Grateful Dead.
Other highlights at the Uncut-sponsored Latitude Festival have been Midlake, Two Gallants, Candie Payne and The Magic Numbers. Headliners tonight include Wilco, Damien Rice, Patrick Wolf and New Young Pony Club.
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Pic credit: Andy Willsher