Latitude 2015: Shura “super, super excited” to be playing Latitude

Shura’s a massive fan of this weekend’s headliners, Portishead.

“I am super, super excited,” Shura says ahead of her Latitude set this weekend. “Any festival where Warpaint are playing is going to be a good one for me, so fingers crossed I get to actually see them. I think Caribou are playing as well, so I’m really excited to catch his live set.” Not only are Warpaint and Caribou playing, but headliners Alt-J, Portishead and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will all put in appearances, as well as James Blake, Warpaint, Wolf Alice, Years & Years, Laura Marling and loads, loads more.

“I’m a massive Portishead fan,” she continues. “I think the first time I heard Portishead, I was working in a record store when I was 16, and I was terrified. I heard the opener to [their debut album] ‘Dummy’ and I was like, what the hell is going on? It really inspired me. Portishead and Massive Attack were the first electronic artists who made me want to make that kind of music, or explore that side of music.”

But what about her own set - are Shura’s Instagram-famous kittens Winnie and Flump going to be making a guest appearance at the festival? “No, because of the lake! I don’t want kittens drowning in the lake! That would be awful. I wish I could take them on tour. I want to carry them round with me, but I feel I’d look a bit too much like Paris Hilton, and that’s not alright. I’m obviously going to be on tour all summer, so I feel like they don’t even like me that much anymore.”

Shura will play Latitude (16th - 19th July), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information.

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