After his band was confirmed as headliners for this year’s Latitude event, Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis has told the Daily Star he is ‘bored’ of festival line-ups which are often dominated by well established, veteran acts.
“There’s a big problem with old bands who always occupy the top slots at festivals,” he has told the Daily Star. “More heritage names reform every year, which only makes it worse. It really limits bands of our generation. We don’t get a fair chance to headline, because the slots are reserved for the same old names.”
Continuing, Philippakis says the bookings of bands such as the Stone Roses merely offers a generation of music fans the opportunity to relive their youth, and does nothing to reflect the modern scene.
“You get people in their late 30s going to festivals, in their dungarees with a couple of kids, wanting to relive their adolescence, pretending they’re baggy again by watching The Stone Roses,” he adds. “They aren’t in touch with what’s going on now. I’m bored of seeing some dude from the ’90s headline, it means nothing to me.”
Foals headline Latitude along side Kraftwerk and Bloc Party.