With Latitude’s extensive line-up covering musical genres from the likes of indie sensations The Maccabees, rock band The National and 80’s legends New Order, it can be hard to know where to begin and what not to miss. Have no fear, because we at The Edge are here to help! Consider this your official tour-guide of what-not-to-miss at Latitude Festival 2016.
First up, we have the man that everyone has been talking about these past few months. Your favourite bearded American – Father John Misty. Alternatively known as J, Tillman, his folk-rock aesthetic has firmly positioned its way into our hearts this year, and rightly so. With a total of 2 EP’s and 2 albums under his new-found alias, Tillman has previously been a member of a staggering amount of successful bands, including Fleet Foxes (which he left in 2012) and Saxon Shore. As if that wasn’t enough, he has also released an incredible 8 solo albums under the name J. Tillman, his last album being Singing AX, released in 2014. As Father John Misty, his last album, I Love You, Honeybear was released in 2015 and contains hit singles such as ‘Chateau Lobby’ and ‘The Night That Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment’.
Next there is CHVRCHES, an electronic band originating from Scotland and consisting of members Lauren Mayberry on lead vocals, and Iain Cook and Martin Doherty who are mainly responsible for the synthesisers and samplers. You may recognize the name from their impressive 2013 single ‘The Mother We Share’, often played on BBCR1 or ‘Tether’ both off of their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe. Previously, CHVRCHES have played festivals such as Coachella and Reading and Leeds.
If folk-rock or electro-synthesising doesn’t sound like your thing, be prepared to feast your eyes on British singer-songwriter Jamie Woon and all his offerings. Renown for his debut single, ‘Lady Luck’, way back in 2011, Woon has come a long way with his music in the past 5 years. For most people, Woon fell off the face of the earth after his first hit – musically speaking – however, in 2010 he became the talk amongst the masses once again for his single ‘Night Air’ following his previous EP release, Wayfaring Stranger. He released a studio album in 2011, Mirrorwriting and has since gone on to release his second in 2015, entitled Making Time. Previously, Woon has featured on Disclosure’s Settle, on the track ‘January’.
Chet Faker, otherwise known as ‘the one who did that No Diggity cover’, is an electronica musician originating from Melbourne, Victoria. He has a total of 3 live albums, 3 EP’s and one very impressive studio album, Built on Glass featuring the singles ‘Talk Is Cheap’ and ‘Gold’. Previously he has featured in collaboration with Australian producer Flume on the Made in Chelsea: Volume 3 soundtrack, for the single ‘Drop The Game’.
And finally, other name you may be familiar with is Grimes (also known by her real name Claire Boucher), a Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, recorder and music video director (the list just goes on). Best known for her edgy-art based aesthetic, her genre can be described as ‘synth-pop’ or electronica, characterised by her fourth studio album, Art Angels, released in 2015. Previously she’s been dubbed ‘Artist of the Year’ via the Webby Awards as well as winning ‘Best Electronic Album of the Year’ in 2013 at the Juno Awards. Definitely one not to be missed!
Tickets for Latitude 2016 are available to buy now, with day tickets at £77.50 and weekend tickets at £197.50.