Paulo Nutini steps up game to headline Latitude 2011

Paolo Nutini at Latitude 2011 by Al De Perez
Paolo Nutini at Latitude 2011 by Al De Perez

Paulo Nutini made a rare festival appearance at Latitude, delighting a rapturous crowd who had waited through rain and the non-Paulo-friendly My Morning Jacket to see the Scottish pop singer.

In front of a packed Obelisk Stage crowd of families and school aged children – who looked bemused as they sat through My Morning Jacket‘s earlier rousing set – Nutini played a 90 minute headline set of his trademark pop mix of Celtic folk and soul, even dropping in a very laid back cover of Hot Chip‘s ‘Over and Over‘.

In classic Latitude fashion, it was a nice, light touch to the end of a packed day that had seen Cerebral Balzy play British Bulldog with their pent-up crowd, impressive sets from the Walkmen, Adam Ant, Foals and British Sea Power, and the English National Ballet performing Carmen and Don Quixote on a stage in the middle of a lake in front of thousands.

Newly reformed Suede headline the closing Sunday night slot on the Obelisk Stage while Hurts, Eels and Alan Carr will also make appearences.

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