White Lies drew a large crowd at Latitude Festival this afternoon (July 19), as they opened the main Obelisk Arena.
The three-piece, augmented by their usual keyboardist, performed a forty-minute set in the blazing sun, after a heavy downpour which sent fans fleeing to the Uncut tent.
Opening the set with some of their best-known songs, including recent single “Unfinished Business”, the group, dressed in black, said nothing to the crowd throughout but drew a host of revellers to see their anthemic 80s-influenced rock.
White Lies finished their set with “Death”, before wishing the crowd a good weekend.
Magistrates opened proceedings on the Uncut Stage, performing their blend of soulful indie-disco to the early birds at 12.20pm (BST).
After ending with “Colourful Nation”, the four-piece left the stage, and were followed by another synth-led indie troupe, Golden Silvers.
After a short but torrential downpour, a mass of people crowded into the dry tent, leading vocalist Gwilym Gold to comment: “It’s really started to rain – which is pretty good for us!”
Victims of the rain, however, were Manchester psychedelic five-piece The Beep Seals, who opened the Lake Stage this afternoon during the downpour.
Previewing tracks from their recently-released debut album “Things That Roar”, including “Use Your Other Head” and “Tell Your Friends”, the group wowed the crowd with an extended, noisy version of “I Used To Work At The Zoo”.
Stay with us throughout the day, and don’t forget to check out all our blogs and reports from yesterday: you can find a handy round-up of links here.