Review: Tim Burgess is every inch the rockstar at Latitude 2013

Tim Burgess is every inch the rockstar

Tim Burgess is every inch the rockstar - Credit: James Bass

Still best known as the frontman for seminal indie act The Charlatans, Tim Burgess is now a solo artist in his own right and has a best-selling memoir under his belt.

An early-afternoon slot on the Obelisk Arena stage on the Latitude Festival's opening day saw him attract a big crowd which lapped up tracks from Oh No I Love You, his second solo album released last year, a decade after his first.

Taking to the stage on the hottest day of the year, with his shocking bleached blond fringe hanging over black Wayfarers, he looked every inch a rock star.

Backed by a tight band, his folk and country sounds went down well with festival-goers and when he asked them who they had come to see, he seemed charmed and surprised by their response of 'you!'

Some people packed into the few pockets of shade provided by the trees around the edge of the arena and the speaker stands, but many more seemed happy to embrace the sunshine and enjoy a thoroughly polished set.


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