15 July 2018 (gig)
16 July 2018
With the sun blazing down onto Suffolk’s Henham Park, Latitude Festival once again opens its gates for the final day of music, dance, theatre, comedy, spoken word and workshops. Like no other festival, the electric nature forces everyone of all ages to absorb themselves into the carefree weekend.
Although the majority were probably hungover from Saturday, with Liam Gallagher’s secret set that evening, everyone was in high spirit. With sets from Black Honey, Dylan Cartlidge and Lewis Bootle impressing the crowds, amongst comedians David O’Doherty, Tom Allen and Joel Dommett, the weekend was coming to a perfect close.
Flawless set from indie pop band Fickle Friends collected a hearty crowd at the main Obelisk Stage, with indie anthem after anthem forcing the crowds to dance and sing along to every track. Smooth transitions, phenomenal stage presents from front women Nat Shiner and casual conversation throughout made Fickle Friends the stand out act of the day.
As the day flew by, the sun set during Rag’n’Bone Man’s melancholic repertoire, followed by Wolf Alice, performing furious screamo alt-rock, completely maintained by frontwomen Ellie Roswell.
Bringing Latitude 2018 to a close with a bewitching set of synthetic songs, engaging fans of earlier anthems, plus new tracks from latest album ‘Relaxer’, was Alt J. With captivating visuals separating each band member into a prism of lights, an awkward but lovable stage present from all three members and humble comments such as “headlining Latitude is the greatest honour”, the set summed up Latitude 2018 – unforgettable.