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Latitude Picks: Saturday 18th June 2015

We list the top picks on Saturday's line-up for Latitude Festival

Latitude Picks: Saturday 18th June 2015

Latitude Festival

James Gilmore

W!ZARD News Author

12.00pm - Izzy Bizu
This 20 year old South Londoner has been causing a right stir in the music industry over the past few months, with her single 'Adam & Eve' receiving wide airplay on W!ZARD Radio Station. Having grown up on the music of Ella Fitzgerald and James Brown, her urban-funk vibes are likely to turn the i Arena into a frenzy. Do not miss.


1.10pm - Drenge
The likes of Royal Blood have proved that two-piece bands can work really well, if done properly. Drenge are testament to that. This two-piece alternative rock band (from Derbyshire) started getting critical acclaim from their self-titled album in 2013 and when they released 'Undertow' this past April the hype only increased. Look out for their big tracks Bloodsports and Dogmeat as well if you manage to catch them.


2.30pm - Neon Waltz
When Kaleya Baxe first played Neon Waltz earlier this year, we knew she had spotted greatness. Now gracing Huw Stephens' Lake Stage, this Scottish band are one of the most exciting new bands entering the landscape in recent time. What's even more impressive is that this six-piece have only been together for two years and their powerful psychedelic soundscapes have already made a big impact.


3.40pm - Marika Hackman
We all first heard of Marika Hackman when her debut album, 'We Sleep at Last' hit the internet and tunes Ophelia, Drown and Bath is Black became hits. We expect that in her set at the i Arena we'll be hearing those hits and more new music as well.


4.30pm - Wolf Alice
If girl power ever had a representative, we feel that Wolf Alice would be a suitable contender. Their debut alt-rock album 'My Love Is Cool' was released this past June - featuring singles Moaning Lisa Smile, Giant Peach, Bros and You're a Germ... those four songs alone are a good reason as to why you should pay the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage a visit and maybe the fact that they're about to blow up and become international sensations may be another incentive.


5.55pm - Petite Meller
Whilst Lianne La Havas is stealing everyone's attention at the Obelisk Arena catch the little gem that is crazy French pop starlet Petite Meller. She's newly signed to Universal's Island Records and they are doing everything in their power to make sure that she is the next big thing - and she definitely have star potential. Her music can be defined as either 'jazzy pop' or 'all around goddess music'. We prefer the latter.


6.30pm - Laura Marling
Whilst we're not personally a big fan of Laura Marling, her talent is undoubtable and we can't wait to see that translated onto the scale of the Obelisk Arena. The folk singer-songwriter has been growing her fan base at an unprecedented rate recently and with one BRIT Award and two BRIT nominations under her belt (2011 when she won, 2012 and 2014 - all for Best Female Solo Artist), her position at the Obelisk has been well earnt.

7.15pm - Jack Dee's Help Desk
Having recently been translated into a hit BBC Two comedy show (named 'Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk'), the monotone comedian's set features a panel of comedians talking about a variety of topics. The Comedy Tent is likely to be packed during this one, so make sure you get there mega-early.


8.45pm - Catfish & The Bottlemen
In a battle between Catfish and James Blake (who is at the Obelisk Arena at the same time as Catfish are on the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage) we know who would win. Headbanging, loud music and lots of sweat - we can't wait to see this band do their thing. During their set, Van (lead singer) will be our God. Giving the kids what they want.


10.00pm - The Vaccines
We have a feeling that the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage may be slightly busier than the larger Obelisk Arena tonight, with Catfish on followed by The Vaccines - it's a dream team that can easily rival main headliners Portishead. This is going to be big. After wall, what else would you expect from The Vaccines?


After 11.00pm the night is your oyster. There are more live DJs, theatre and cabaret until 3.00pm - we've heard that the Faraway Forest is the place to be tonight and who knows, after Ed Sheeran's surprise i Arena set last night, keep your eyes out for something special!
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