Latitude 2015 Kwabs returns to Latitude: “I hope that we manage to get a good crowd”

Kwabs is following months of touring with a set at everyone’s favourite Henham Park weekender.

Kwabs is following up his recent tour supporting Sam Smith with a set at Latitude this weekend. “I couldn’t really have imagined a better tour to be on,” he says of his spring / summer travels. “The crowds were great - really kind and welcoming… plus Sam and his band are just good people and that really makes all the difference. That tour ran through all of March and then I started my own tour through mainland Europe and UK… that’s only just finished so I’m still sort of getting used to being at home!”

Both the tour and his upcoming festival appearance precede the release of his debut album, due in September. “I guess I’m just eager for people to hear it because it’s been a long time coming. People ask me if I’m nervous about it, but the truth is that I’ve spent plenty of time creating my own relationship with the music - knowing how I feel about the songs. I want the fans to have that same experience. Also I’m looking forward gigging once the album is out there. I think once people know the songs. That’ll be a game changer.”

This isn’t his first time at the Henham Park, Suffolk event, which he’ll be playing alongside the likes of headliners Alt-J, Portishead and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, as well as James Blake, Warpaint, Wolf Alice and more. “I’ll never forget last year,” he remembers. “It was stupidly hot, I had to take a boat across a lake to get to the stage. I think I’m playing on a bigger stage this time so I hope that we manage to get a good crowd. I would also like to have the sunshine and the boat again, please.”

Kwabs 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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