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Latitude 2010: Thursday Night Review

Latitude 2010 "it's more than just a music festival" kicked off with gigs from Nigel Kennedy and Tom Jones. Just don't mention the awful rapes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Feelin' hot hot hot... we arrived at the field with a blanket and straw hat, viagra stuff and headed straight to the bar. Queuing for what felt like a life-time in the blistering heat, price cheap sounds of Johnny Flynn drifted through the air along with the smells of barbecued sausages. Queuing aside, we were happy.

Ciders in hand we weaved through camping chairs and stepped apologetically over blankets, occasionally catching the odd sandaled foot or splashing a little cider over a resting head... all part of the joy of festivalling, we found a spot, lay the blanket on the ground just in time for Laura Marling to take to the stage. 'Afternoon everyone!' Laura's soothing voice echoed over the masses, 'what a day!'.... people woo'd and clapped and cheered. In two years, Marling's voice and lyrics have matured from pretty ditties to soulful folk... and her performance this weekend reeled in an eclectic crowd. Folk of all ages stood, eyes fixed and humming and Marling's voice resonated. Songs from Marling's latest album I Speak Because I Can mixed with original tracks from My Manic and I had us reminiscing,… read more

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