Photo Gallery: Latitude Festival Saturday stage highlights
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If you are heading of to the Latitude Festival here are some of the main highlights for Saturday.
Obilesk Arena Kraftwerk 3D - 9.30pm - Formed at the end of the 1960s in Germany, the band first found international success with 1974's Autobahn, an album that introduced the sound that would go on to transform popular music for decades to come, influencing everything from hip hop to electro. Now featuring founder and vocalist Ralf Hütter, the band's recent live shows at Tate London, complete with spectacular 3D visuals, saw critics raving about the impact Kraftwerk continue to have on modern music.
BBC Radio Six Music Arena White Denim – 3.30pm - White Denim are four Texans with a knack for a killer tune. Formed in 2005, the band are prolific and have released four full-length albums in as many years, most recently 2011's 'D'. They are renowned for their fiery, frantic live performances that should turn the BBC 6 Music Arena into a sweating, heaving mass of bouncing heads.
Comedy Arena Dylan Moran - 1.15pm - Listed in the Top 15 of Channel 4's 2010 list of '100 Greatest Stand-Ups', Irish comic Moran is perhaps best known for co-writing and starring in cult TV comedy Black Books. He was the youngest ever person to win the Perrier Comedy Award in 1996 at the age of 24. Since then, he has performed around the world including at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has also released four stand-up DVDs including Yeah, Yeah – Live In London which came out in 2011. On the big screen, Moran has appeared in several films including Notting Hill, Shaun of the Dead and Run Fat Boy Run.
i Arena Rhye – 8.35pm - Former men of mystery Rhye kept their identities a secret until recently as they believed image was becoming more important than the music itself for some artists. Keen for people to make their own minds up, they started posting anonymous videos online with most listeners believing the vocalist to be female and comparing 'her' to Sade. Now revealed to be Canadian multi-instrumentalist Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal of Danish electro-soul act Quadron, they have since released their debut album, Woman, in March.
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The Lake Stage Jagwar Ma – 6.40pm - They might hail from the sunny climes of Sydney, Australia but Jagwar Ma's heart sounds as if it would be more at home in Manchester in the late 1980s. The duo first got bloggers talking last year with glimpses of their danceable psychedelia-grooves and pulsating, baggy acid house. Zane Lowe was quick to declare himself a fan and the band are now set to release their debut album later this year.
The Alcove Syd Arthur - 3pm - Psychedelic rockers from Canterbury, Syd Arthur are a four piece who have spent several years honing their craft while building a devoted fanbase across Europe. Featuring Kate Bush's nephew in their ranks, they are inspired by the late 1960s and early 70's and use a mix of digital and analogue techniques to create their authentic sound. They released their debut album, On and On, last summer and have been compared to the likes of Wolf People and Tame Impala.
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