LATITUDE 2018: Is Liam Gallagher the secret act?

Is Liam Gallagher, pictured here fronting Oasis, the Latitude secret act? PA Photo: Huw Evans

Is Liam Gallagher, pictured here fronting Oasis, the Latitude secret act? PA Photo: Huw Evans - Credit: PA

Latitude Festival is a bit different from your average gathering of music fans in a field.

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Everyone is welcome: ravers, rockers and, of course, families.

And this year a rather famous rocker was rumoured to be making his way to the site. Liam Gallagher – former lead singer of Britpop legends Oasis – is believed to be on his way to Henham Park for a secret show later on Saturday.

He tantalisingly tweeted a Welcome to Suffolk sign, saying: 'Lovely this time of year so I hear LG x'

But as day two got into full swing it was the children that were the stars on site near Southwold.

Hudson Taylor playing Latitude 2018Picture: Nick Butcher

Hudson Taylor playing Latitude 2018Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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There are thousands of tiny revellers having a ball as the music blares out. Mum Jen Walker, from Norwich, has brought daughter Juliet to her first festival at the tender age of three.

She said: 'Last year my friends and I came to Latitude and I left Juliet with my mum. I remember I got back to mum's and said 'next year we are all going'. So here we are.

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'It is very child friendly. My friend lent us this special buggy to cart Juliet around in and that has been great. Basically yesterday we went down and found a nice spot and just stayed there.'

And the act the Walkers are most looking forward to? 'Has to be the Killers. I am not sure Juliet will still be awake then though.'

Jacob Banks on the BBC Music Stage at Latitude 2018.Picture: Nick Butcher

Jacob Banks on the BBC Music Stage at Latitude 2018.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

American rock act the Killers will headline Saturday night with Alt-J taking top spot on Sunday. Friday's highlights included Beyonce Knowles' sister Solange topping the bill showcasing her critically-acclaimed album 'A Seat at the Table'. Other acts that drew big crowds included The Charlatans, Belle and Sebastian and James.

Mother-of-two Catherine Shipley, 28, of Oulton Broad, was excited about the Gallagher rumours: 'Wow – it would be massive if Liam played. A real treat. I have come just for Saturday because I really want to see the Killers but add a legend to that would be immense.'

But she was less keen about bring her children: 'They are a bit young. I've left them at home with my husband. Maybe in a few years ... when they are 18.'

Latitude Festival 2018Picture: Nick Butcher

Latitude Festival 2018Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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