max temp: 12°C

min temp: 3°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Latitude: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott share Twitter jokes with audience during gig at Obelisk Arena

21:15 18 July 2014

Latitude 2014

Latitude 2014

Nick Butcher Photography 01502 714843

It is believed that festival history was made at Latitude.


Despite not playing possibly their most popular song, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott still managed to put on a good show for those who made their way to the Obelisk Arena for the early-afternoon set.

Heaton told the audience that there was a Twitter feed, and he joked with those in front of him with what had been said on the Twitter feed, with one especially funny moment telling kids about the ‘dad rack’, where fathers could have a lie down for a while if they were tired.

Despite missing out ‘Perfect 10’, Heaton and Abbott performed songs from the Housemartins and Beautiful South back catalogue, with ‘Don’t Marry Her’ and ‘Rotterdam’ going down well, as well as new material from their new album ‘What Have We Become’, with Heaton lively with his dancing across the stage.

All in all it was a good performance, but it would have been perfect if they’d played the one popular song they missed.

For full Latitude coverage, see our Latitude 2014 page www.eadt.co.uk/what-s-on/latitude. To share your views and photos via Twitter, add #Latitude to your tweets.



Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Digitopia, part of DanceEast's spring season

There’s one problem with having had a great autumn season, including three world premieres, says DanceEast’s artistic director Brendan Keaney.

The New Wolsey Young Company's production of The Elephant Man. It's looking for performers to join the cast of next spring's Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

The New Wolsey Young Company stages its first ever musical, Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, next spring and needs performers.

Hairspray, at the Ipswich Regent. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

Musical theatre fans have never had it so good. Over the next few months the Regent will play host to Sound of Music, Annie, Cats and Sister Act. Hairspray set the bar high.

Mark Burridge as Dr Astrov and Emma Martin (with blonde hair) as Yeliena

With its focus on the self-worth, the work ethic, and ecological disaster, Chekov’s Uncle Vanya has become spookily prescient. On the opening night of their tour, the cast of the Open Space Theatre jumped headlong into this maelstrom of ideas with their customary commitment, offering up a classic Chekov primer, done straight, with a genuine respect for the text.

The cast of Hairspray, at the Ipswich Regent from Monday. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

Hairspray’s Edna Turnblad - aka Benidorm star Tony Maudsley - talks man boobs, the trouble with high heels and why the musical is the perfect way to raise important issues with your kids.

Felixstowe Musical Theatre stage Dick Whittington and his Cat. Photo: Chris Carne

Pantomime season has arrived (oh yes it has). Entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to two of the actors in Felixstowe Musical Theatre’s production Dick Whittington and His Cat

Cast of Aladdin, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, 2015

Mad-cap fun, catchy songs and crazy costumes - the key ingredients to the perfect panto - but which one will you be seeing this Christmas?

Annie Eddington as The Snow Queen & Malcolm Hollister as Aunty

A cast of characters ranging from polar bears to reindeer will grace the stage at the Quay Theatre as Sudbury Dramatic Society presents a fairy tale pantomime with a difference.

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse as DJs Smashie and Nicey

There was a riot of laughter at the Regent on Saturday night when Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse came to town.

Re-opening of the Spa Pavillion in Felixstowe.

Almost three years after the curtain last came down on performances at a seafront Suffolk theatre, a crowd gathered to celebrate its first show since reopening.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the East Anglian Daily Times e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24