Weekend Festival Wrap-Up: Latitude, Lovebox, and Pitchfork

posted by Maressa Levy on July 22, 2013

Photo: Swans at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 by Ebru Yildiz

From Suffolk's Latitude and London's Lovebox to Chicago's Pitchfork, this weekend hosted a slew of memorable performances.


Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs gave an uncharacteristically tame performance of "Despair" off of the band's 2013 release Mosquito at Suffolk's Latitude this past weekend, although she did sport her signature fingerless glove and the pair of yellow shorts she's been periodically rocking all festival season (we did miss the little yellow jacket, though). For more Karen O coverage, check out our Firefly 2013 recap or photo gallery.

Next up from Latitude is Bloc Party, who performed "Helicopter" off of their 2005 album Silent Alarm with the help of a light show and a raging crowd. Read more about Bloc Party in our Gov Ball 2013 recap, or peruse our photo gallery.



The Guardian has released a video of correspondent Kieran Yates at Lovebox, where she speaks to fellow festivalgoers about their experience at the fest. Attendees reported more tents and an overall better event than the festival's 2012 installment, and as one headdress-clad patron attested, "The festival is amazing, we love Lovebox and we've come for the last four years. It seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year."

MSN Music has also released a series of video highlights from Xbox at Lovebox, with interviews and live performance footage from Jurassic 5, Rudimental, Alunageorge, and more. Watch Xbox's coverage of Jurassic 5 and Alunageorge below, and head to MSN for more video highlights.


Post-punk act Swans were on the lineup for Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, which has released a video of the band performing "Oxygen." The track began with lead singer Michael Gira flapping his arms like an awkward, well, swan before heading into the chorus. View the full video below.

The festival has also unveiled a video of hardcore California-based band Trash Talk performing "Birth Plague Die" on the event's Chicago stage, which you can also view via Pitchfork TV. The track was first released on the band's self-titled sophomore album in 2008.

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