(Main Stage, 4:30pm)
Local Natives are about the most soothing soaring indie-band around at the moment. Rather than aim for bombastic choruses and big dynamics, their songs are beautiful in their composition, in their construction and in their execution. Their harmonies are the driving force. Newest album Hummingbird is a breeze of a listen in the best possible way and it’ll suit some lying on the grass in the sun. In Ireland and everything. What?
2. Wolf Alice
(Woodlands Stage, 5pm)
A proper buzz band in the UK right now. The London four-piece have a sound that flits from ’90s-sounding indie to synth-wave to grungey rock so probably the best place to see them is live to see what all the fuss is about.
(Heineken Live Project Stage, 5.30pm)
Karen Marie Ørsted is the best new pop star I’ve seen this year. I’m clearly a fan. She has three great singles thus far: ‘Glass’, ‘Pilgrim’ and ‘Waste Of Time’. Her live show is super fun: Ørsted throws herself around the stage like a kid in her bedroom which is both endearing and awesome. She rocks.
4. Gold Panda
(Heineken Live Project Stage, 6.45pm)
Derwin Panda has a new album Half Of Where You Live, has been called a “glitchy electronica travelogue of his recent tours”, and that sums it up nicely. The album is inspired by places far from the longitude (eh?) of his home and as such his electronica has an global emotional edge to it. Live, it all mixes into a heady edifying beat and effects blur.
(Red Bull Music Academy Stage, 9pm)
Irish-born Manchester based producer and DJ credits the Red Bull Music Academy with helping his career in music so it’s fitting that they’ve brought him back to play at Longitude. His DJ sets usually include some hip-hop, soul, boogie, new-jack swing and old school house so that’s a pretty eclectic way to round off the evening if Vampire Weekend or Paul Kalbrenner ain’t your bag.