A conversation with some Latitude Folks

Bill Bailey – Comedy Arena

1.) Who are you most looking forward to seeing at this year’s Latitude festival

across the Arenas (Obelisk, Uncut, Comedy, Theatre, Literary and Poetry, Film &

Music) and why?

Elbow, Sigur Ros, Interpol, Phill Jupitus doing Porky the Poet, Mark Lamarr

doing God’s Jukebox, Rich Hall.. John Hegley, Elbow, because they are wonderful,

Sigur Ros cos I love the grandness, the huge sounds, the slow build..

Interpol cos they continue the spirit of guitar indie punk that I grew up on,

Phil is doing poetry again, which is great, what he did before anything, his

first love, Mark is playing records – what he loves – and Rich Hall is doing

Otis, but also just stand-up – we’ve toured together, and it’s always good to

hear what he has to say. John Hegley is performing who was an early inspiration.

2.) What aspect of Latitude Festival interests you the most and why?

I love the mix of stuff, the great bands, and the fact there is a Poetry Arena..

Good vibes all round..

3.) What can people expect you to bring to the festival and do you have anything

special planned?

I will bring my Bouzouki-Saz Hybrid and I will act on the impulse of the crowd

4.) If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?

Holding up shells to my ear.

5.)What is your favourite colour Sheep?

Blue.

 

Lisa from Bearsuit  – The Lake Stage Friday

1.Who are you most looking forward to seeing at this year’s Latitude festival

across the Arenas (Obelisk, Uncut, Comedy, Theatre, Literary and Poetry, Film

& Music) and why?

I think we’re most looking forward to seeing bands like the Breeders, Go Team ,

Black Kids, Johnny Foreigner, Clinic, Crystal Castles, Joanna Newsom and MIA.

The whole festival has a really good line up of established acts but we’re also

looking forward to watching all the up-and-coming gems on Huw Stephens’ Lake

Stage. It’s often the ones you’ve never heard and stumble upon accidentally that

really blow you away.

2.What aspect of Latitude Festival interests you the most and

why?

I like the fact that it’s not just about music – that there’s  comedy, theatre,

poetry, cabaret, art and all sorts of other stuff going on too. It’s a very

eclectic festival. I also like the fact that it’s quite intimate and not too

big.

3.What can people expect you to bring to the festival and do you have anything

special planned? We always try to put on a good stage show. Not only do we play

an array of instruments  – flute, cornet, keytar, keyboards, samples,  violin,

accordian, theremin, as well as drums guitar and bass – but we also have some

special new outfits planned. I don’t want to give too much away but they’re

pretty spectacular and shouldn’t be missed! If we can be lowered onto the stage

on wires and harnesses we will be.
4. If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?

To be honest we’d probably come for the weekend even if we weren’t playing.

Being from Norwich it’s right on our doorstep.

5.What is your favourite colour Sheep?

Neon blue.

Howling Bells – Uncut Arena Friday

1.) Who are you most looking forward to seeing at this year’s Latitude festival

across the Arenas (Obelisk, Uncut, Comedy, Theatre, Literary and Poetry, Film &

Music) and why?

I’m excited to see Sigur Ros again, they put on a magnificent show and Crystal

Castles purely for great energy and Interpol, coz I’ve loved them forever!

2.) What aspect of Latitude Festival interests you the most and why?

I guess the fact that the festival acknowledges various genres of

music/art/culture is a real turn on for everyone. Latitude’s kinda like the hot

geek at school, you know, a lil Leelee Sobieski in ‘Never Been Kissed’, she’s

cultured and sexy and ways eccentric. That’s how I feel about Latitude, a lil

nerdy, but profoundly cooler than the rest.

3.) What can people expect you to bring to the festival and do you have anything

special planned?

We’re in the process of finishing our second record, so defiantly a whole lotta

new songs, we’re anxious but excited, it’ll be one of our first few shows since

the last tour!

4.) If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?

Anything involved in the arts, fashion, media, and culture. I have to LOVE,

LOVE, LOVE what I do.

5.) What is your favourite colour Sheep?

Aubergine.

www.latitudefestival.co.uk
 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s