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Latitude Festival: Interview Series – Part IV

| On 08, Jul 2010

Beef Warehouse – DJ’s

1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind?
Andy: Fun, friendly and frequently debauched
David: Utopia, Sextent, Blimey, Culture and must remember to return those 20 cups in my kitchen.

2. If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what would it be?
Definitely Charlotte Gainsbourg – although I’m on an annoying little register that stops me from being within 50ft of her. According to the authorities, I love her a little too much.
David: Black Mountain deliver me from this mortal coil.

3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude?
Andy: About 500 records, a selection of quality bush meats, a military bell tent, two children and a trolley to shift it all from the car park.
Dave: About 5000 records of which about 5 will actually be suitable, and Andy to take them all from the car park while I flail around in a rabbit hole.

4. Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude?
Andy: We’re hosting the official 5th Birthday Party on the ‘In The Woods’ stage on the Thursday night, so there will a lot of party games, dressing up and hopefully a stage invasion to get hold of the massive birthday cake we’ve commissioned.
David: Just had an email from a Latitude regular who works at a tailors on savile row, he said can he make us tails…. I said maybe capes… How about Capes (with Tails).

5. Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?
Andy: I had a party in my parents’ garden. My mum baked a cake in the shape of an aircraft carrier and a girl called Karen Clarke split her ill-advised satin trousers.
David: I invited the school to the local church and mercilessly went through their presents while they trashed the balloons and 1970’s style batman cake, my parents had lovingly put together – little cunts the lot of us.

Alex Gwyther – Poetry Arena – Near Kingston/Wimbledon Surrey

1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind?
Sheep, hallucinations, cider, arts, forest.

2. If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what would it be?
Ardal O’ Hanlon – Comedy Arena

3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude?
My girlfriend, a tin of baked beans, a tin opener, Wellington boots, rhyme book.

4. Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude?
I will be performing holding the 5 things I am taking to Latitude as props.

5. Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?
Me and some mates skipped crèche and got completely obliterated on juice and Ribena, then ended up passing out in the street. Mental.

David Ford – The Word Arena – Eastbourne

1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind?
Fields of brightly coloured things.

2. If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what would it be?
I’d really like to see one of my own shows but I’m always busy then. Failing that, I will not be missing Spoon on Friday night.

3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude?
Gaffer Tape – never leave home without it. It holds my world together.
Cowboy Hat – A difficult look to own but it me from chronic facial sunburn at last years Latitude.
2 Homemade Pianos – I like the stage to feel homely and welcoming.
The strongest hayfever remedy (non-drowsy) known to mankind.
Washboard – skiffle percussion is a fundamental human right.

Do you have anything special planned for your performance at Latitude?
My stellar band and I have prepared a performance of spectacular depth and range; an intensely beautiful musical assault; a chocolate fountain laced with moonshine. If not completely satisfied with any portion of the show, I will personally visit your tent and administer tender foot massage.

Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?
I don’t remember, I was really drunk that night.

Rosie Wilby – Comedian, Cabaret Arena – Peckham South London

1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind?
Great music, friendly ambience, fun

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

3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude?
Wellies, loo roll, cagoule, sun cream and a special cloak that allows me to be in more than one place at a time (this is always the dilemma at festivals).

4. Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude?
With stand up comedy, there’s always something a bit unique that can happen and you can use it and ad lib with the audience.

5. Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?
I had a party where we played musical bumps and musical statues

Everything Everything, Jeremy – Lake Stage – Manchester

1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind?
Pastoral, family, Music, Literature…

2. If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what would it be?
Wild Beasts. Be(a)st band in the country right now.

3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude?
Don’t think I’ll need a tent as, sadly, I think we’re unable to stay. So I’ll use the extra packing space to bring five left wellies. Or maybe the remaining three members of the band, the van and my bass…

4. Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude?
We’ll try to make something of it. We plan to expand our live show into a greater experience soon anyway. So hopefully we’ll be ready for Latitude.

5. Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday?
I honestly cannot recall. Probably had cake somewhere along the line. Actually, I do remember getting a load of school-related loot, as it was my first-ever day at school about three days later. I got a colourful satchel and a pop up book detailing the dangers of talking to strangers.