Latitude 2015 has kicked off in style with beautiful, sun-drenched sets from the likes of SOAK, Summer Camp, Ed Harcourt and more.
Thousands flocked to the idyllic Suffolk site last night, with Latitude expanding the myriad cultural experiences to celebrate their tenth anniversary. It was an evening of song, dance, theatre and opera in the lake by the the forest - culminating in an epic firework display before the dusty masses raved into the early hours in the woods.
The main programme of music began today, with SOAK stunning an early-rising crowd with her fittingly soulful acoustic sounds on the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage as one of the first acts, while Summer Camp did exactly what it says on the tin over on the main stage Obelisk Arena.
While The Districts blasted the cobwebs off with a rush of real blues rock courtesy of their brilliant album, A Flourish And A Spoil, the first true highlight of the day came from Ed Harcourt on the Obelisk stage.
"Thanks for coming out," he smiled, "I am the horsderve of the day." It was a pleasure. The day may have been young, but Sir Harcourt did all he could to win over the sun-baked crowd with some bright and breezy charm. This came in spades with a heavenly rendition of 'God Protect Your Soul', before the searing hellfire and brimstone of new track 'Immoral' - taken from his upcoming album and given a more dramatic and post-punk darkness since he last performed it acoustically for Gigwise.
Watch Ed Harcourt perform 'Immoral' for Gigwise below
The jovial defiance of 'Born In The '70s' delighted all as he captured the true spirit of this sweet midsummer dream of a day, and clung the audience close to his chest from then on. May his next LP finally bring him the success he has so long deserved.
Latitude continue tonight with performances from Alt-J, Caribou, Wild Beasts, Jon Hopkins and many more. Check back at Gigwise for the latest news, reviews, photos, updates and more from Latitude 2015.