Latitude 2016 Rat Boy gears up for Latitude 2016

We had a quick catch up with the Essex troublemaker ahead of his return to Henham Park.

If anyone was caught causing chaos at Latitude last year, it was Rat Boy. Amazingly, after stirring up a riot at DIY’s own Alcove Stage back in 2015, Jordan Cardy’s been invited back to Suffolk for a second helping. Here goes nothing…

We saw you last year at Latitude (what a lovely time that was!) and now you’re back again for seconds, two years on the trot. What’s brought you back so quickly?

It’s summertime and festival season, baby! Need to make the doughs, the dinero, the mula and play all these new songs I’m writing!

Last year you played the Alcove – our lovely lil’ DIY dive tucked away in the woods. This year, you’re on BBC 6 Music’s gigantic stage. It’s bloomin’ massive. How are you feeling about that?

We will have a game of SKATE before the show. We’re feeling pretty good, thanks guys. We should hang out after the show and take loads of pics again!

You’re on before Frightened Rabbit. Are you going to be frightening any actual rabbits in the woodlands of Latitude, or will you leave them in peace?

No, I love rabbits, unless they ask me to frighten them… but I will be leaving any rabbits to party in peace.

Finally – important festival question for you. What are your feelings towards bumbags?

You get good ones these days… I may make some on my clothing line SCUM. Would you like one? We can call them ‘scumbags’.

Rat Boy plays Latitude Festival’s BBC Radio 6Music Stage on Saturday 16th July.

Taken from the July 2016 issue of DIY. Subscribe below.

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