Latitude 2014

Hall & Oates bring haul of hits at Latitude 2014

Funk duo arrive ahead of Jungle at the BBC Radio 6Music Stage.

Hall & Oates are slightly lacklustre on the moustache front, with Daryl Hall sporting a disappointing grazing of facial foliage, and John Oates san ‘tache entirely. Mind you, this is about the only shortcoming in sight, and is almost compensated for by a wondrously bearded man blasting on his saxophone like it’s about to get taken away from him forever.

Today’s set highlights come from a haul of hits, and Hall & Oates appear to be masters of the extended jam section, too. ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’ creeps up in the form of an unassuming piano ballad, before launching itself into the air with the pop velocity of Hulk Hogan performing a stunt leap from a circus cannon. The crowd love it so much that it goes on for triple the usual time.

Carefully assembled picnic spots are trampled over, fold-up chairs become casualty to the mass-Dad dancing. It’s not just the Dads busting the moves, either. Every single person crammed into the confines of the tent is on the same wavelength.

Hall & Oates leave the stage, but everyone wants more. Returning for ‘Rich Girl’ and ‘You Make My Dreams (Come True)’ they wrap up a totally entertaining afternoon set. I can’t go for that, no can do? By the end of the set, quite the opposite is true.

DIY is the official media partner at Latitude 2014. We’ll be bringing you extensive coverage from in and around the fest, and you can find copies of the July 2014 issue in the Latitude supermarket!

Tags: Hall and Oates, Latitude, Festivals, Reviews, Live Reviews

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