It was another fantastic weekend at cinch presents Latitude 2022. We’re still feeling those post-festival blues, so we’re counting down our Top 10 Moments.
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1. Yannis Philippakis joining us in the crowd…
Foals’ triumphant headline set on Saturday night was a true crowd pleaser. The band blended fan favourites like ‘My Number’ and ‘Mountain At My Gates’ with tracks from new album ‘Life Is Yours’. Frontman Yannis Philippakis clearly couldn’t resist the frenetic energy of the crowd, as he dived down from the stage to join us in the pit more than once.
2. …and Phoebe Bridgers too!
Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers made the BBC Sounds stage her own on Friday night. Her captivating performances of modern classics like ‘Motion Sickness’ and ‘Kyoto’ had the audience in the palm of her hand, and the rapturous crowd couldn’t wait to embrace her – literally – as she crowdsurfed during set closer ‘I Know The End’.
3. Spectacular stunts from Circus Abyssinia
Circus Abyssinia’s awe-inspiring show ‘Tulu’ had us glued to our Theatre Arena seats. Dazzling stunts, memerising contortion and a stunning soundtrack combined to create a truly jaw dropping performance. The show has since had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it has received rave reviews.
4. Saying farewell to Groove Armada
One of the biggest crowds at the BBC Sounds stage all weekend was for the final live show of dance icons Groove Armada. Ravers of all ages packed the tent to see the group take the stage to perform classic anthems like ‘I See You Baby’ and ‘Superstylin’ live for one last time. Whilst it was a bittersweet moment, Groove Armada certainly left on a high.
5. Lewis Capaldi’s hit-packed set
Friday night headliner Lewis Capaldi treated the crowd to all of his biggest hits, including ‘Grace’, ‘Hold Me While You Wait’, and ‘Someone You Loved’. But it was his witty banter in between songs that really charmed us – his self-deprecating jokes made the show feel like a chat with a mate, albeit intercepted with huge singalong choruses
6. Russell Howard’s ode to laughter
As expected, Russell Howard’s set provided laughs aplenty. Whether it was his scarily accurate Boris Johnson impression or a story about his father falling off a roof, Russell’s comedy shines a light on the gloomiest of situations. “Life is a battle and laughter is respite,” he declared. Hear hear.
7. Let’s Eat Grandma’s stunning Sunrise headline slot
Indie darlings Let’s Eat Grandma have worked their way up the Latitude ranks, from playing the Inbetweeners Stage, to now headlining the Sunrise Arena. The duo’s experimental art-pop sound captivated the audience, with synths, guitar solos and even saxophones on show.
8. Carnesky’s ‘Showwomen’ heating things up
Olivier Award-winning visual artist Marisa Carnesky brought her incredible new show ‘Showwomen’ to a packed Theatre Arena. A feminist tale of incredible performing women throughout history, the show featured sword-walking, fire dancing and other awe-inspiring stunts that had us on the edge of our seats from start to finish.
9. Rina Sawayama proving she’s destined for big things
One of the UK’s most promising new pop stars delivered a show-stopping set on the Obelisk Arena. Rina Sawayama dazzled us with her all-girl band and impressive dance routines, from the Shania Twain-esque ‘This Hell’ to the irresistibly groovy ‘XS’. For Rina, surely superstardom is just around the corner.
10. Snow Patrol bringing out Ed Sheeran
Headlining the final night, Snow Patrol’s set was always going to be a big one. Of course, they pulled out all the huge sing-a-longs like ‘Chasing Cars’, ‘Just Say Yes’ and ‘Run’. But no one could have a predicted the cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habits’ – with the man himself coming out to join them. What better way to end an incredible weekend.