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Kaiser Chief’s Ricky Wilson gives an explosive performance on main stage at Latitude Festival

Thousands of crazed music fans took to Henham Park in Suffolk for the fourth and final day of Latitude Festival on Sunday.

And Ricky Wilson, 43, gave an explosive performance on the main stage as he paved the way for headliners Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club who closed the festival.

The I Predict A Riot hitmaker dazzled the Obelisk Arena with his larger-than-life dance moves – commanding the audience of 40,000 maskless fans.

Explosive performance: Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson, 43, gave an explosive performance on the main stage as he paved the way for headliners Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club on Sunday

The Kaiser Chiefs’ frontrunner put on a stylish display as he bounded across the stage in a black and white denim co-ord.    

The Ruby singer-songwriter took to the stage in the monochrome number – which comprised white jeans with a large black stripe down the side and a matching black and white panelled jeans jacket.

His statement jacket boasted turned-up black cuffs, decorative pockets and silver buttons, which he wore done up.

Wow! The I Predict A Riot hitmaker detonated the Obelisk Arena with his larger-than-life dance moves - commanding the audience of 40,000 maskless fans

Wow! The I Predict A Riot hitmaker detonated the Obelisk Arena with his larger-than-life dance moves – commanding the audience of 40,000 maskless fans

Monochrome: The Kaiser Chiefs frontrunner put on a stylish display as he bounded across the stage in a black and white denim co-ord

Making a statement: His statement jacket boasted turned-up black cuffs, decorative pockets and silver buttons, which he wore done up

Monochrome: The Kaiser Chiefs frontrunner put on a stylish display as he bounded across the stage in a black and white denim co-ord

Ricky leapt up on the stage speakers in a pair of chunky black Doc Martens’, while he sported a large black belt with a silver buckle on his jeans.

The indie-rock performer looked handsome at the show as he styled his short auburn locks into a trendy quiff. 

He looked both humbled and mesmerised as he looked down at the sea of onlookers – supporting his band who have been together since 2000 under their former name, Parva.

Shocked: He looked both humbled and mesmerised as he looked down at the sea of onlookers at the festival

Shocked: He looked both humbled and mesmerised as he looked down at the sea of onlookers at the festival

Handsome: The indie-rock performer looked handsome at the show as he styled his short auburn locks into a trendy quiff

Handsome: The indie-rock performer looked handsome at the show as he styled his short auburn locks into a trendy quiff

Ricky threw his hands in the air as he teased the crowd, who were going wild while he prepared to perform another song.

He smiled at the doting festival goers during the performance as they enjoyed his set.   

The four-day festival, which is part of the Government’s Events Research Programme, has been attended by 40,000 people.

Going wild: Ricky threw his hands in the air as he teased the crowd, who were going wild while he prepared to perform another song

Going wild: Ricky threw his hands in the air as he teased the crowd, who were going wild while he prepared to perform another song

Happy to be there: He smiled at the doting festival goers during the performance as they enjoyed his set

Happy to be there: He smiled at the doting festival goers during the performance as they enjoyed his set

Festivalgoers showed proof of a negative Covid-19 test or were double vaccinated to access the site at Henham Park, which also boasts its own pop-up vaccination clinic. 

Latitude festival is ‘close to being the safest place in England’, said its organiser when the event began on Thursday. 

 Melvin Benn, managing director of the Festival Republic group, told Sky News he felt ‘very relaxed, not anxious at all’ as the four-day music event got under way.

Stepping up: Ricky leapt up on the stage speakers in a pair of chunky black Doc Martens', while he sported a large black belt with a silver buckle on his jeans

Stepping up: Ricky leapt up on the stage speakers in a pair of chunky black Doc Martens’, while he sported a large black belt with a silver buckle on his jeans

The four-day festival, which is part of the Government's Events Research Programme, was packed with 40,000 people in the first major event since social distancing was scrapped on Monday (crowds pictured on Friday)

The four-day festival, which is part of the Government’s Events Research Programme, was packed with 40,000 people in the first major event since social distancing was scrapped on Monday (crowds pictured on Friday) 

He said: ‘I am really very happy and very relaxed. I hope I look relaxed, I feel very relaxed.

‘We had a great night last night. It was a huge party. None of the main stage acts were playing but there is a lot going on in the woods, on the lake and in the theatre area.

‘I’m very relaxed, not anxious at all. It is probably as close to being the safest place in England today really.’

'Close to being the safest place in England': Festivalgoers showed proof of a negative Covid-19 test or were double vaccinated to access the site at Henham Park

‘Close to being the safest place in England’: Festivalgoers showed proof of a negative Covid-19 test or were double vaccinated to access the site at Henham Park

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