Latitude 2016: New Order close the festival with a string of hits

New Order closing Latitude 2016 - Paul John Bayfield

New Order closing Latitude 2016 - Paul John Bayfield

With a raft of hits spanning the decades New Order were never going to struggle to fill the Obelisk Arena.

While the set started somewhat slowly, with the band playing some of their newer works, a sprinkling of crowd-pleasers brought the audience to life before a thumping end to the set.

Blue Monday, of Mars bar advert fame, True Faith and Temptations had the crowd singing along.

The pace was slowed down for the emotional Love Will Tear Us Apart, a cover of the most famous song from their Joy Division days, which helped end the festival on a powerful note.

While the band were for the most part fairly stationary on stage, forgivable considering how long they have been around, their light show and the thumping music gave the performance energy.

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The band has 36 years experience, even more if you count the Joy Division days, and it was easy to see with a smooth and professional performance which sounded on point.

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