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  1. DJL

    Latitude 2018

    Had a lovely Latitude, i’m done about 7 now, mainly because lots of my friends go and it’s just a nice place to be. Have enjoyed different line-ups over the years a varying amount (kraftwerk, bloc party, foals was my favourite). I just don’t think Latitude know what it wants to be and to whom. The change in musical style (pretty well described by the name changing 6music to bbc music stage last year) has continued. I want diversity in line-up headliners and I applaud what Latitude we’re trying to do... but it has to be music that people want to see and it wasn’t (for me and most others). A festival with Liam Gallagher (who was fine) as iconic special guest, a carlsberg tent that looked a bit like V festival, the lack of decent ales, the new queuing like cattle system at the bar... just lessens a bit of latitude’s charm for me. I’m still not sure about the model of a big headliner on the Saturday. I hate mumfords so it really annoyed me last year, I like the killers (though have seen them many times) so I was happier this year. If they get say Arcade Fire next year then great but it feels a bit like putting all your eggs in one basket... leaving me feel like the undercard is not as it was. Still, had a great time... but probably more in spite of the line-up than because of it. Visually the site looks better each year
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    Radiohead Headlining 2017

    Was curious so googled it and he is a Radiohead fan who covered National Anthem and listed Kid A as one of his top five albums ever... still none the wiser.
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    Latitude 2018

    Huge addition for me. They were great when they headlined. Them on the Friday (probably folllowed by James), the killers Saturday and bits of wolf Alice, japandroids and alt-j (assuming educated guesswork on days and timings are right) on the Sunday is as good a set of headliners as I’ve had at Latitude. Approximately one billion percent more to my taste than last year.
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    All Points East Festival 2018

    Delighted about despacio. Though I’m guessing it might be small with a long queue and a struggle to get one of our group to go in. Hopefully it’ll start early and go on for hours so people will drift in and out...
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    Indietracks 2018

    It’s a lovely little festival, impossibly relaxed, well organised, kid friendly, plenty of space. When Y Not was going into mud filled meltdown last year a few miles down the road Indie tracks was all fine. Big fan of the little chapel stage. The addition of the trains is random but pleasing also. I don’t know how wild it gets late on as I drove and had kids with me but I’m sure it’s all fun.
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    Arcade Fire

    Everything now is getting really strong radio play - I only listen to the radio in the car sporadically and I heard it on radio 1, 2, absolute and x this weekend.
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    Arcade Fire

    Hmmm with reflector I was very positive and have gradually lost enthusiasm for it (some great songs but significantly worse than the three before). With this I loved the first three singles but it is disappointing to hear they are the standout tracks (along with the penultimate one). Hoping it grows on me and is better live (as everything they do generally is)
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    Latitude Festival 2017

    Oh yes of course, i'm not saying latitude has turned into leftfield! It wouldn't have happened a year ago though... Not to my personal taste but Dave was really good.
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    Latitude Festival 2017

    A large section of the crowd were singing the Jeremy corbyn song on the sunrise stage before Dave came on... which was surprising
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    Blue Dot Festival

    Some more feedback for the organiser who was on here - the only negative we had was having paid £35 for showers for the weekend we were less than impressed to find them packed up on Monday morning!
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    Latitude Festival 2017

    Am I biased (because I can't stand them) but did mumfords make latitude worse not better? Limited alternatives on Saturday night, big queues in the car park straight after their set and a feeling like sunday was half empty? Had a top weekend but saw about 2 full set from the top six on the main stage and not because I had other places to be. I like fleet foxes and John cale but head and sub at a festival that size they are not... and they drew the crowd to prove it. Can't help but feel that a more regular sized Saturday headliner could have meant John cale in the afternoon, fleet foxes at sunset and a headline act that people would have stuck around for? That said still had great fun at Goldfrapp, Placebo, DJ yoda, Joe goddard and in the woods generally
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    Latitude Festival 2017

    Am I biased (because I can't stand them) but did mumfords make latitude worse not better? Limited alternatives on Saturday night, big queues in the car park straight after their set and a feeling like sunday was half empty? Had a top weekend but saw about 2 full set from the top six on the main stage and not because I had other places to be. I like fleet foxes and John cale but head and sub at a festival that size they are not... and they drew the crowd to prove it. Can't help but feel that a more regular sized Saturday headliner could have meant John cale in the afternoon, fleet foxes at sunset and a headline act that people would have stuck around for? That said still had great fun at Goldfrapp, Placebo, DJ yoda, Joe goddard and in the woods generally
  13. DJL

    Latitude Festival 2017

    Am I biased (because I can't stand them) but did mumfords make latitude worse not better? Limited alternatives on Saturday night, big queues in the car park straight after their set and a feeling like sunday was half empty? Had a top weekend but saw about 2 full set from the top six on the main stage and not because I had other places to be. I like fleet foxes and John cale but head and sub at a festival that size they are not... and they drew the crowd to prove it. Can't help but feel that a more regular sized Saturday headliner could have meant John cale in the afternoon, fleet foxes at sunset and a headline act that people would have stuck around for? That said still had great fun at Goldfrapp, Placebo, DJ yoda, Joe goddard and in the woods generally
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    Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    Well I'm certainly not losing any sleep over it!
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    Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    As a left leaning person it sometimes frustrates me how confrontational people with otherwise similar views can be (personally I don't see that as the way to win people over) However I saw no abuse of tories at any point, the corbyn speech, radiohead mentioning Theresa, Jeremy corbyn song etc. I wore a labour t-shirt on the first day and a guy looked at me incredulously and said 'for the many not the few mate' in an aggressive tone. I replied yes politely and carried on having a lovely old time. Tories are welcome, no abuse is welcome. The festival has political roots and I enjoyed seeing them being celebrated this year like they hadn't for a while. It is unfortunate for tories that the best large UK music festival is directly against their politics but it can easily be respectfully ignored... or they can go to other festivals.
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