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Jason Gregory

14:19 16th July 2010

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Tom Jones opened this year’s Latitude festival in Suffolk today (July 16) amid chaotic crowd scenes.


Thousands of festival-goers arrived to watch the veteran’s midnight set in the woods, but many were turned away when it became too crowded.

Gigwise reporter Robbie Wojciechowski said “excitement was in the air” ahead of the performance.

But he added that “crowd trouble was evident” due to the “vast amount of people all struggling to get to the tiny stage in the woods”.

Jones eventually took to the stage at 12.30am (BST) and was unaware of the crowd problems.

As billed, he performed a special showcase of songs from his new album ‘Praise & Blame’.

You can see highlights from day one of Latitude on Gigwise below.

For more information about Latitude and all this summer’s festivals, check out the Gigwise Festival Guide.

Latitude Festival 2010 - Day One In Photos

  • Nigel Kennedy

  • Nigel Kennedy

  • Crowd

  • Crowd

  • Tom Jones

  • Tom Jones

  • Tom Jones

  • Tom Jones

  • Tom Jones

  • Crowd

  • Eleanor Lou

  • Kissaway Trail

  • Kissaway Trail

  • Kissaway Trail

  • Kassidy

  • Lissie

  • Lissie

  • The Feeling

  • The Feeling

  • Spoon

  • Laura Marling

  • The National

  • The National

  • The National

  • Florence & The Machine

  • Florence & The Machine

  • Florence & The Machine

  • Florence & The Machine

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