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Latitude 2013 day 1

Bloc Party prove to be a success on the first day of the festival.

Bloc Party (credits: Marley Beck)
Bloc Party (credits: Marley Beck)

Last night we partied with a panda, a guy with a bow tie and a woman wearing a cocktail dress. Yes you’ve guessed it we are at Latitude festival and like no other festival Latitude brings out the sophisticated to play.

In an idyllic setting up in Suffolk Latitude is like no other festival we’ve been to, sure its got music the same old portaloos but if you look closely you’ll find Hummingbird Bakery stalls, clean loos and people dressed like they are going for brunch. Certainly more upmarket then most UK festivals this little gem has something for everyone that fancies a bit of a sophisticated chill.

We arrived on site fairly late but we were lucky enough to still catch some of the action. On the main stage Bloc Party, Friday’s headliners were in top form and delighted a packed arena. The London band that impressed critics with their last album, which marked their return made holding the headline spot look effortless.

The crowd was well up for anything Bloc Party were throwing at them and danced till the end of the set. The band was tight as ever and played mainly hits, such as Helicopter, Octopus or even One More Chance, which everybody was singing along to.

Elsewhere at the 6 music stage Scottish world famous band Texas played a great set of their own, which included some of their most famous hits. The tent was packed and filled with fans, who were thoroughly enjoying themselves! Say What You Want went down a treat with everyone singing along to it but also Inner Smile proved to be a success live.

After the headline acts finished in the main arena we made our way into the woods were a magical setting was waiting for us. The woods were decorated with fairy lights and art installations, which made the experience of clubbing in the woods somewhat surreal. Packed with punters the place felt welcoming, busy but not stressful like dance arenas in other festivals.

Other acts that played on Friday included Maccabees and Calexico. Latitude weekend has yet more to give with even more incredible acts playing such as Foals, Hot Chip, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and dance music pioneer’s Kraftwerk!

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