Ten hidden gems to enjoy at Latitude 2013

Crowds gather at Latitude Festival 2010 at Henham, near Southwold.; Photo: Nick Butcher.

Crowds gather at Latitude Festival 2010 at Henham, near Southwold.; Photo: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Archant © 2010

Here are ten of Latitude Festival's hidden gems tucked away from the three headliners - Bloc Party, Kraftwerk and Foals.

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Cocorosie - Credit: Archant

First up is psychedelic rock outfit Bo Ningen, who promise a mesmerising performance on the Lake Stage on Saturday.

The Japanese quartet are renowned for their explosive energy, with thrash guitars and trademark waist-length black hair.

Dream pop band DIIV - pronounced 'dive' - take their name from a Nirvana track, but their sound is far removed.

Their interlocking rhythms and flowing instrumental melodies can be heard in the i Arena on Friday.


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Noise rock duo Japandroids will top the bill on the same stage, creating a hugely enjoyable racket.

Velvet-voiced singer John Grant is a must-see on the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, lyrically tackling themes from drug addiction to homophobia in his native America.

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Playing the Obelisk Arena are shoegaze veterans Yo La Tengo and Scandinavian experimentalists Efterklang, whose most recent album features sounds recorded in a deserted town above the Arctic Circle.

Prodigious violinist Marques Toliver and his loop pedal can be found at The Alcove stage, while hotly-tipped Night Engine - who evoke the spirit of Talking Heads - will take to The Lake Stage.

Eerie art pop sisters CocoRosie offer a change of pace on the 6 Music stage on Sunday, before headliners Beach House and their ethereal melodies wrap up.

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