alt-J complete their Latitude journey with headline slot

Alt-J headlined the Obelisk stage on Friday at Latitude Festival 2015 - Paul Bayfield

Alt-J headlined the Obelisk stage on Friday at Latitude Festival 2015 - Paul Bayfield

From the moment they got stuck in to the bass driven Fitzpleasure the crowd were with Alt-J as the band completed their Latitude journey with the Friday headline slot.

Despite having just two albums of material to work with the Leeds four-piece were able to fill the stage with their melting vocals and beautifully layered sound.

The set started out with a series of tracks from their Mercury Music Prize-winning debut album, An Awesome Wave, to the delight of the audience.

Although alt-J tend towards slower tracks the crowd were happy to dance to the broad drum beats.

While not a chatty band they thanked the crowd saying it was one of their favourite shows ever having made their way from the Lake Stage to the Obelisk Arena.


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After a swift break for the encore now expected of headline acts the band returned to play a cover of Lovely Day, by Bill Withers before rattling through a few newer songs.

The concert came to its crescendo with the anthemic Breezeblocks which had everyone in full voice.

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alt-J certainly proved they could headline such a large festival and it will be interesting to see where they go from here.

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