Latitude 2015 The Districts talk Latitude 2015 : “We knew we’d have to work our asses off. It’s worth it, though.”

Philadelphia band triumphed on one of the biggest stages.

Earlier today, The Districts gave the firmest sign yet that all the hard work was going to pay off.

The Philadelphia band have been flying back and forth to the UK for a solid year, but their Latitude 2015 set in the BBC Radio 6 Music tent had them wooing a crowd of a thousand, on one of their biggest shows to date.

Speaking to DIY after the set, frontman Rob Grote says all the hard work is coming good. “In general, even from the start of forming a band, we knew we’d have to work our asses off. This year especially. It’s worth it, though,” he says. “ Once the album’s out, you’re working even harder to keep it going. And then you have a new album!”

The band were speaking just two days after opening for The Rolling Stones in North America. “80,000 people. The biggest ever,” recounts drummer Braden Lawrence. “It was really weird though. It was a dream come true but I don’t think I like playing to crowds that big. The closest people were like thirty feet away from us. And then you’ve got Mick Jagger who’s able to captivate 80,000 people,” says Rob.

“We got to see most of it super close. Mick Jagger would keep running from one side of the stage to the other, as if he wasn’t 71 years old,” says Braden. Rob’s in awe of the frontman. “I found it really inspiring, how well they worked the crowd. It was in Quebec City, and Jagger was rattling things off in French.”

Catch up with our report from The Districts’ Latitude set here.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Love Festivals?

Subscribe here to receive regular updates from DIY on all things festivals.

Here comes the summer...

2024 Festival Guide

Featuring SOFT PLAY, Corinne Bailey Rae, 86TVs, English Teacher and more!

Read Now Buy Now Subscribe to DIY