The Unforgettable Legacy of Seasick Steve at Latitude

Latitude has always been a haven for diverse musical, artistic and comedic talent amongst so much more. Few artists have left a mark on its history as well as Seasick Steve. With his raw, bluesy charisma and heart-warming stories, Steve has captivated audiences time and time again. Here, we celebrate the best moments of his performances at Latitude over the years in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2015.


Seasick Steve’s first appearance at Latitude in 2007 was nothing short of legendary. As the sun shone over Henham Park, Steve took to the stage with his battered three-string guitar and a makeshift drum kit. What followed was a performance that would go down in Latitude history. With songs like “Dog House Boogie” and “Cut My Wings,” Steve’s gritty voice and heartfelt lyrics resonated deeply with the crowd. His storytelling, sharing tales of his life, drew listeners into his world, making his set one of the most talked-about of the festival.


Seasick Steve returned to Henham Park in 2008 with much anticipation from festival-goers. This time, he brought along his DIY stompbox and iconic one-string Diddley Bow, celebrating the raw authenticity to his sound. Highlights of his set included an electrifying rendition of “Chiggers” and the hauntingly beautiful “Dark.” The crowd hung on his every word, cementing his status as a Latitude favorite.


By 2011, Seasick Steve had become a household name, and his set reflected his rising fame. Performing on the Obelisk Arena, he delivered a powerful show that combined his traditional blues roots with a newfound vigor. The addition of a full band brought a new dimension to classics like “You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks” and “Treasures.” The synergy between Steve and his bandmates was palpable. An electric atmosphere had the entire audience on their feet, dancing and singing along.


In his 2015 performance was a masterclass in showmanship and musicianship. Now a seasoned performer, Steve commanded the stage with effortless charm. Highlights included the foot-stomping “Summertime Boy” and the deeply emotional “Purple Shadows. A warm and genuine interaction with the festival goers, Steve shared his anecdotes and engaging with fans throughout the set.

seasick steve is performing at latitude 2024

2024: Looking ahead to July

Seasick Steve will take to our iconic Obelisk Arena once again on the Saturday of Latitude 2024 – his first Henham Park stint in almost 10 years – and to say we are excited is an understatement.

Seasick Steve’s performances at Latitude over the years are more than just concerts; they are communal experiences that capture the essence of the festival itself—authentic, eclectic, and deeply human. Each appearance has added a new chapter to his legacy, weaving a rich tapestry of memories that festival-goers will cherish for years to come. As we reflect on these moments, it’s clear that Seasick Steve is not just an artist who performs at Latitude; he is a part of its very soul, a reminder of the magic that happens when music, storytelling, and community come together under the Suffolk skies.

Catch Seasick Steve live as he plays his fifth Latitude this July – tickets on sale now!