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Who shall I check out at Latitude?

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downbutnotout Sun 13-Jul-08 18:04:50

Off to Latitude next weekend. It's our first ever family camping trip - should be interesting as dd (4) is slightly less easy-going than Naomi Campbell and I am will be 12 wks pg and still feeling sick.

Nonetheless, I am very excited. I am aware of most of today's popular beat combos (I listen to Radio 1 in the car when not shouting at conversing with dd) but I'm not familiar with a lot of the line-up. Can people recommend those groups who are great live, please? I've got pretty broad tastes musically, so I'm willing to try anything good!

sfxmum Sun 13-Jul-08 19:19:57

hi am going too dd is 3 and we went last year too

want to see Foals and quite a few others mostly smaller acts usually lots on for kids too have fun

FrayedKnot Sun 13-Jul-08 19:28:02

I think Elbow are playing, I love their new album

This song is just fantastic

One Day Like This

Am very envy

We wanted to go but I couldn;t get the time off work

Maybe next year grin

AllFallDown Mon 14-Jul-08 16:09:32

Friday: Franz; Martha Wainwright; Howling Bells are worth a look; Black Kids are either great fun or really annoying, depending on your point of view; Gravenhurst is brilliant but not to all tastes; Emmy the Great

Sat: Sigur Ros for a bit; Ida Maria; The House of Love if they're playing the oldies; Wild Beasts are remarkable if a bit short on tunes

Sun: Grinderman; Joanna Newsom; Okkervil River; Glasvegas; Patrick Watson; Those Dancing Days; Lykke Li; Shortwave Set; Polly S cattergood

downbutnotout Mon 14-Jul-08 20:36:19

Thanks - good tips. Hope you enjoy it too, sfxmum !

Boco Mon 14-Jul-08 20:44:55

I'm going - looking forward to seeing Joanna Newsome the most, she is amazing.
After her, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Seasick Steve, Guillemots, The Go Team are fun, Martha Wainwright.

Have a working ticket to do craft with children on the Suffolk Wildlife Trust bit, so I might meet some of you! Should have a secret mnetter signal or something.

sfxmum Mon 14-Jul-08 21:14:05

2 friend MNetters are also going must work on that signalgrin

Guillemots I think are only doing the cinema bit definitely want to see Ida Maria, Seasick Steve I saw last year v. good

Martha W and Nick Cave are a must regardless
but would love to get into the R4 stuff, I am so oldgrin

Boco Mon 14-Jul-08 22:01:45

Yes, looking forward to loose ends

Snaf Mon 14-Jul-08 22:12:43

I would definitely try to see: Martha Wainwright, Julian Cope, Seasick Steve, Amadou & Mariam, The Aliens, The House Of Love (for old times' sake) and of course the marvellous, mad Joanna Newsom.

Plus loads of comedy. And Simon Armitage.

Boco Mon 14-Jul-08 22:54:54

She is mad isn't she, but I saw her at the Barbican and it was the best gig I've ever seen, it was almost unbearable it was so good.

I love that Ida Maria song 'oh my god' I hope they play that. And the Breeders! Used to absolutely love their album Pod. Beth Orton can be a bit samey and dull, but would still happily watch her.

Snaf Mon 14-Jul-08 23:00:28

I saw her at Green Man last year - 'twas fabulous.

Latitude looks great this year, actually - wish I'd thought of going!

downbutnotout Tue 15-Jul-08 18:46:37

Intrigued by "mad" Joanna Newsom - will check her out.

iBundle Tue 15-Jul-08 18:49:59

I love Joanna Newsome, saw her live at a folk festival in London

also - my friend Claudia is going smile

check her out wink

downbutnotout Tue 15-Jul-08 18:53:03

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redwino Wed 23-Jul-08 09:02:41

I had a great weekend.
Saw Blondie, British Sea Power , Beth Rowley, Seasick Steve, Joanna Newsome plus loads more.
Definately want to go again next year.

sfxmum Wed 23-Jul-08 14:47:56

missed a few I wanted to see, as kid entertainment took priority
but my highlights in no particular order

Blondie, Breeders, Grinderman, Seasick Steve, Foals, the Irrepressables(out in the woods);
Simon Armitage, Ross Noble

Sigur Ros from my tent while i was reading my book, nice soundtrackgrin

and the idiot who got arrested in the family field late on Sunday

Franz Ferdinad were ok too
sorry I missed Elbow Martha and Guillemots

the kids fields was great, despite being bigger third year I still liked it a lot

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