Belle and Sebastian’s unique charm

AFTER a brief hiatus, Belle and Sebastian triumphantly returned to the stage by headlining the second night of Latitude.

The indie-pop band, who formed in Glasgow, have a unique charm and are an almost perfect act for the family-friendly festival. So much so that festival creator Melvyn Benn said that getting the band to headline was a ‘dream come true’.

With their twee-pop style, they are not to everybody’s taste, and the xx provided a worthy alternative at The Word Arena.

But for those who watched Belle and Sebastian in the fading sunlight, they were provided with a treat.

At one point lead singer Stuart Murdoch got dozens of children up on stage with him while performing the band’s most well-known hit ‘The Boy with the Arab Strap’, which was the theme tune to popular TV show Teachers.

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And fans were also treated to a cover version of The Rolling Stones hit Jumpin Jack Flash which delighted the thousands watching, and no doubt Melvyn Benn.

A perfect festival moment.

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