Latitude: My top 10 festival moments - First Aid Kit, 2010

First Aid Kit (and Harvey Furniss, centre) at Latitude 2010

First Aid Kit (and Harvey Furniss, centre) at Latitude 2010 - Credit: Archant

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit enjoyed critical and commercial success last year - selling more records in the UK than ex-X-Factor judge Tulisa (who was given plenty of profile from the ITV behemoth).

They may have now performed live on BBC Radio 1 and Letterman in the US, but they were still relatively unknown when they played the Sunrise Arena back in 2010.

Looking back three years, they charmed an unsuspecting crowd when they performed on what is by far my favourite stage at Latitude.

Nestled in a shaded part of the forest, the Sunrise arena has been home to many special performances over the years – Final Fantasy in 2007, Steve Mason in 2011 and Slow Club last year – and First Aid Kit were no exception.

Their close harmonies were mesmerising and the two unassuming teenagers left many in the crowd enchanted.


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And to top it all off, my brother managed to meet the girls – Johanna and Klara Soderberg – after their set (And here’s a pic to prove it).

First Aid Kit are surely destined for even bigger things over the next few years but for many people - myself included - their first memory will be of a charming set in amongst the trees that Saturday evening in July 2010.

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