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We've returned from Latitude festival and we're totally blissed out, like, totally. Here are our TOP TEN Latitude loves from 2013, and reasons why you should start a piggy bank to get tickets for next year...

1. i-arena stage in the woods. This was really atmospheric and intimate. RHYE played an incredible set there followed by 'Purity Ring'. We hadn't heard of them; but stayed to watch anyway, and it was amazing. 

2. i-arena generally. This was our favourite place throughout the festival. It turned into a dance scene late at night after other stages had closed... meaning there was always fun to be had, and our dancing shoes stayed in constant use, as expected. 

 

3. The Woods.  The woods were a regular thoroughfare for us every day, and they were magical! Full of ferns and really tall trees, we had to walk through them each time we went to our tent; it was how to get from guest camping to the main arena. The woods contained a brilliant feature called DENTURE DISCO, a DJ booth-cum-stage which was shaped like a massive mouth and set of gnashers! The woods also contained the i-arena and another little stage or two. They were just utterly stunning, and lit up with light bulbs hanging between the trees at night. 

 

4. We watched an amazingly funny comedy set by TIM KEY in the Cabaret tent. It was so nice waking up hungover and being able to go and lounge and laugh the next day if you don't fancy a dance again straight away!

5. One of the key landmarks as Latitude is the beautiful lake with gondolas riding around in it, which you could rent if you so fancied. A tinsy slice of Venice daydreaming anyone?

6. Latitude is family friendly; it had a nice family feel and we felt safe. I definitely think people could bring their kids here too; the Children's Arena is pretty cute.

 

7. We weren't too daunted. Glastonbury is one of my favourite places in the world; but Latitude was more manageable in the heat! There weren't too many people, and it was relatively fast to zip around the site..

 

8.  We ate the best pizza i think i may have ever tasted from a stone baked pizza place that we can't remember the name of, as it was 3am and pizza was all we could think about - and that's saying something.

 

9. DISCLOSURE performed a blinding set at BBC RADIO 6 music tent. An absolute highlight, the boys never fail to disappoint, and my dancing shoes found their calling during that set.

10. CULTURALLY DIVERSE. Latitude has a Comedy Tent, a Literature Tent,  A Poetry Tent, and A BAFTA Film & Music Arena. This isn't just a festival for music buffs, there is something for everyone.

Marks out of ten? 10/10

We're definitely going back next year.

 

Held at the Grande halle de la Villette, Paris, France, Pitchfork Festival  looks set to be incredible, and we've got the details, if you're lucky enough to be able to make it to Paris!

 After just one week all early bird tickets have sold out for Paris’s annual Pitchfork Music Festival.  Entering into its third year, the highly revered and critically acclaimed live music festival will be returning to Grande Halle de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement on the 31st October – 2nd November.

The second batch of names to appear on the bill are Disclosure, Yo La Tengo, Glass Candy, Baths, Ice Age, Jagwar Ma and Only Real – these will join the previously announced Hot Chip, The Knife, Deerhunter, Warpaint, The Haxan Cloak and Junip.

If there’s one word to describe Disclosure’s sound, it’s fun.  The London sibling duo are an act that need no introduction, having recently glided seamlessly into the UK charts to no 1 with their debut album ‘Settle’ which includes recent pop hits ‘White Noise’, ‘Latch’ and ‘You & Me’.  Known for eruptive, booty shaking dancefloors, expect big grins and lots of elbow jostling when these two take to the decks.

Cult US alt rockers Yo La Tengo have been dubbed ‘the quintessential critics' band” by US press and it’s not hard to see why.  Having achieved limited mainstream success the band remain a media favourite with a strong live presence and fixated fan base.  Look out for covers in their set; they are known to have an impressive repertoire.

Another band gaining a lot of heat in the UK are Aussies Jagwar Ma, not just from the press but from their peers too.  Foals are known to be big fans of the band, and invited them on tour earlier this year.  Their woozy wigged out sound has seen them dubbed Madchester revivalist, but there’s more to this band than that.

As with 2012, the festival will span across 3 days and will make full use of the Grande halle de la Villette’s multifunctional spaces.  The unique building lies within the Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement . The venue used to be an abattoir and retains a vast sense of space.  The historical building now serves as a venue for trade fairs, exhibitions, music festivals, and open-air cinema.

Tickets for the 3 day event cost €129.90 / £110.50 and can be purchased from: http://www.digitick.com/pitchfork-music-festival-paris-pass-3-jours-festival-grande-halle-de-la-villette-du-31-octobre-au-02-novembre-2013-css4-digitick-pg101-ri1943386.html

Sinead Hartnett may be a name you recognise. She has appeared on tracks with Disclosure, and most recently, Rudimental's 'Baby' with MNEK.

Now, Sinead makes a mark in her own right, as she moves towards releasing her own solo material.

This track is due to be released on the delicious Black Butter record label, very soon, and is produced by the uber talented Eats Everything & Lukas.

 

Have you heard the latest from those clever Disclosure brothers? No? Well you're in for a treat, because they've also just dropped some visuals to the track, which arguably, make it even better.

Some beautiful people doing amazing things in this video - we can't stop watching it.

The track is sure to be a summer smash, with big brit talent Eliza Doolittle coming out of the woodwork to feature. Gorgeous vocals, and incredible lyrics. Our favourites? "In your big house on the hill, where you keep your dollar bills..." and "Home is where the heart is, and i gave it to you in a paper bag. Even though it's tarnished, you told me it's the best you ever had. You got my secret combination, and i don't be giving that up easily." Gorgeous, lovely; the ecstacy of being in love.

Eliza has the voice, Disclosure have the beats. It's  win/win combination. We're happy.