Latitude 2015 Gengahr prepare for Latitude set: “It’s a really nice stage”

The band are heading back to Latitude for a set in the iArena.

Gengahr are heading back to Latitude this year, following a super successful set there in 2014. “That was one of the first times when people seemed to know the songs and seemed to be responding to what we were doing,” recalls frontman Felix Bushe. “After Glastonbury, that was a real step. It felt like the ball was really rolling.

“We’re playing the iArena in the middle of the woods, this time. I remember seeing Fat White Family there last year. It’s a really nice stage. Really cool backdrop. Our music fits in quite well in that environment.”

This year, they’ll be playing alongside the likes of Portishead and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, as well as James Blake, Warpaint, Years & Years, Laura Marling and loads, loads more.

The festival comes a few months after Gengahr supported Latitude headliners Alt-J, and Wolf Alice at the O2 Arena, and the release of their debut album ‘A Dream Outside’. “The headline shows are way more fun [than support slots],” says Felix.

“And the most terrifying!” adds bassist Hugh Schulte. “It’s much more scary than supporting Alt-J at The O2. You just do it, you don’t think about it.”

“We’ve got the bug for headline shows now,” continues Felix. “Even if it’s a fifty cap venue. We’ve been playing for so long without having that kind of thing - now we want it. For over a year, you’re playing to other people’s crowds and you’re trying your best to persuade them that you’re not shit. And now you get to the stage where you can suddenly say you’ve got some fans. That’s a better experience than doing any of the support stuff.”

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

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