DiS' countdown to Latitude continues...
In an attempt to make the sprawling Latitude Festival line-up a little more digestible, DiS' editor is suggesting 15 acts you should draw a circle around and double-underline in your programme. As an official media for this year's event, we have created a mini-site for the festival, where you can our other must-see picks plus news about this year's event and photos & reviews of previous years. You'll find all of that and more right here: drownedinsound.com/lists/latitude-festival.
Today's four picks, which you
can should see at Henham Park near Sothwold in Suffolk between the 12th and 15th July 2012, vaguely sit together if you're a fan of soaring heartache...
This lad from Anglesey (now living in Leeds via a stint growing up in Wales) has a voice that brings the world to a standstill. It has the husk of a coconut and the billowing quiver of a boy down a well. If you loved Bon Iver more when Justin was making music in a shack or Ryan Adams before he got sober and happy, then wander towards this young chaps set around lunchtime on Saturday on the Lake Stage (which is once again curated by Radio1's Huw Stephens).
Don't forget your tissues...
Bon Iver Plays Coachella 4/14/2012 by saidawoodworks --- #**LOW** It always amazes me that Low aren't one of the biggest and most revered bands in the world (ok, so perhaps around these parts you could be fooled into thinking both of these statements are ridiculous, as there is so much love). Not that they have the blandness to be Coldplay or the croon to be Elbow, but because what their moving music does to people is so powerful. Sure, the heft of it all can be a bit abyss-gazing, and some 'normal' people fear this kind of - for want of a better word - darkness. Anyway, they're not exactly opening the smallest stage of the festival but be sure to be there late afternoon in the Word Arena, and bring your friends if they know not the majesty of this band.
Like a riot in a smoke stack? Like a tumblin' stone? Like a Beatle in a dustbowl?
Latitude is the award-winning festival which takes at Henham Park on the beautiful Sunrise Coast. Bon Iver, Elbow and Paul Weller are all set to headline the 7th Edition which takes place from 12th 'til the 15th July 2012. latitudefestival.co.uk
DiS has put together a Spotify playlist featuring a heap of acts you can watch.
The festival have also put together an official playlist: