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Latitude Festival: Interview Series – Part III

| On 01, Jul 2010

Losers, Eddy Temple-Morris Sunrise Arena – London

1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind?
Trees, Big, Beloved, Green &Virgin.

2. If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what
would it be?
Empire Of The Sun, they made my favourite record of the past few years and I was the first person in the UK to champion them but I’ve still not seen them play.

3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude?
An Akubra ‘Snowy River’ (an Ozzy bush hat), Factor 30 sunscreen, Eye mask, Wet wipes and Fulton Stormshield umbrella.

4. Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude?
We’re going to attempt a really rocking cover of my favourite Friendly Fires song, Tom sings it, and it is brilliant.

5. Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?
I believe I bit my best friend’s nose off, or half off, and he had to go to hospital. I was flabbergasted and had no idea I’d done anything wrong. I used to bite the noses of all my teddy-bears, and my beloved panda, and thought I’d show him the same love.

Beth Jeans Houghton Lake StageNewcastle Upon Tyne

1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind?
Angular, distance, equator, surface & meridian.

2. If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what would it be?
Richard Hawley

3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude?
A drummer, a bassist, a trumpet player, a violinist and a plastic underwater action sampler camera. Definitely.

4. Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude?
Well we’re currently working on a version of ‘Jake the peg’ by Rolf Harris. My violin player is a plastic surgeon and my drummer’s flatmate is a carpenter so together they’re working together on making the entire band ‘trilimbual’.

5. Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?
In the back of a pickup truck getting pissed on Jägermeister in Alabama.

Paul Heaton – The Word Arena – Sheffield

1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind?

Lost? Lonely? Not any more!

2. If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what would it be?
Well apart from several of the acts that I owe money to, I’d like to see Beth Jeans Houghton with Villagers stage invading illegally.

3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude?
Compass, Map, Money, Harmonica and Protective Net.

4. Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude?
Well in 2008 I gave out free Jack Daniels to whoever booed me the loudest. This year I’ll be giving out free beer for the person who can land me the most life threatening injury without actually killing me, hence the protective net.

5. Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?
I think I celebrated quietly with friends and family at one of Sheffield’s finest Wimpys, with a tomato-shaped sauce bottle and a fine Knickerbocker Glory.

Luke Wright – Poetry Arena – Essex

1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind?
Poetry, sheep, friends, caravan & drunk.

1. If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what would it be?
It’s got to be Wendy Cope of the Poetry Arena.

3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude?
My DMs, my parka, a stack of books to sell, pot noodles and rum.

4. Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude?
Debuting new material from my forthcoming show ‘Cyncial Ballads’.

5. Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?
I was going through a ‘smart’ phase. There’s a picture of me and my mate Robby, I’m in pinstriped shirt and tie with ketchup round my face on a small plastic train at McDonalds in Colchester. Happy days.

Modern Toss, Mick – Film & Music Brighton

1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind?
People sitting about in fields.

2. If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what would it be?
Nigel Kennedy queuing for a falafel salad.

3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude?
Hat, bog roll, Piriton, newspaper, sandwiches.
4. Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude?
Yeah we’re going to turn it right up and stand outside watching what happens

5. Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?
Whenever we want to celebrate something we always go for a pizza near Brighton public library.