It’s almost here… the biggest weekend of the summer! cinch presents Latitude 2022 starts THIS WEEK.
Talent booker Ed Lilo has put together a playlist of all his favourite acts on the line up. Stick it on for your travels down to Henham Park and start getting excited – it’s festival time!
On top of Phoebe Bridgers, Maggie Rogers, Self Esteem and Modest Mouse, I’d recommend former-Chairlift Caroline Polachek’s priceless super-alt electronic pop, and on a similar tip check Oklou on Sunrise Arena. Do check out Melt Yourself Down’s heavy, jazz-adjacent sunset slot on Sunrise, Modern Woman’s post-punk on The Alcove and Penelope Scott’s gen z electro anti-folk. Previously a Freddie Mercury impersonator, Mickey Callisto brings dance moves and smartly subversive pop to the opening slot of BBC Sounds. Shouse make big instantly recognisable house bangers and will be a late night highlight on Sunrise Arena.
As well as Foals, Little Simz and Groove Armada, I’d highlight Los Bitchos who make instrumental music that would feel at home on a Tarantino sountdtrack, Iranian visual artist Sevdaliza headlining Sunrise Arena, and the eight-piece caroline who intersect post-rock and traditional folk and are playing a very special late afternoon set in the Theatre Arena. Check out PVA too, playing a takeover in The Outpost.
The new wave of British folk have a strong showing today, with Katy J Pearson celebrating her just-released sophomore album on BBC Sounds, former-Maccabee Orlando Weeks in the Sunrise Arena and supergroup Broadside Hacks headlining The Alcove. After dark Charlotte Church is bringing her Pop Dungeon to Latitude for the first time, while drag queen Ash Kenazi brings Popperz to The Outpost.
In addition to Fontaines D.C., Manic Street Preachers and Snow Patrol, do check out Crows’ take on modern punk on BBC Sounds, Let’s Eat Grandma’s idiosyncratic weirdo electro pop headlining Sunrise Arena and Been Stellar’s Brooklyn garage rock (the comparisons to The Strokes are justified). Also worth checking out Martha Skye Murphy’s soprano vocal escalate her sparse productions on Sunrise, south London nu-jazz pioneer Joe Armon-Jones on BBC Sounds and Tiktok drum & bass sensations piri & tommy on Sunrise Arena. At night, Norwich indie disco Common People play the hits on In The Woods, and 90s dance music legends Darren Emerson, Dave Seaman and Danny Howells close the festival on Sunrise Arena.