As the 2010 Latitude festival prepares for the early arrivals at Henham Park, Suffolk, one of this year’s headliners have been speaking of their delight as they prepare to headline their first major festival.
Vampire Weekend have become a staple of the UK festival season since bursting on to the musical landscape in 2008 with their self-titled debut album, and have forged a reputation as one of the best festival draws around, with their huge single ‘A-Punk‘ consistently provoking one of the biggest responses of any festival’s weekend.
Now, in the build up to their Latitude show on Sunday, bass player Chris Tomson has been speaking to BBC’s Newsbeat about their expectations for the gig. “It’s exciting to build up the whole tour to this one headline show,” he said. Hopefully it’ll go well. We’ve done a lot of festivals. Reading and Leeds a few times, Glastonbury twice now but this is our first headlining spot I guess at a UK festival or any festival. It’s also the last show of the tour.”
While keyboard player and producer Rostram Batmanglij added: “When we play all of the songs that we really know how to play it amounts to something pretty epic actually. It’s epic for us to play for an hour-and-a-half. When we come off stage we feel satisfied.”
Vampire Weekend headline Latitude alongside Florence & The Machine and Belle & Sebastian, with Laura Marling, The National and Mumford & Sons also among the acts set to appear at this year’s event.Just Published: