The long-awaited Field Day festival took place last weekend in Victoria park under rays of sunshine and musical promises that were fulfilled – for the most part. Starting on Saturday with a rowdy crowd that rushed its way from stage to stage to see the artists headlining, the smaller acts performed beyond expectations while some of the headliners were good, at best. The highlights of the festival were undoubtedly Kindness, Mac Demarco, and Patti Smith, whose music and stage presence uplifted the audience with carefree dancing and head-banging moves. Todd Terje’s brilliant performance was only magnified by The Olsens and Sink The Pink, London’s famous gay, drag and queer club kids, and FKA Twigs’ gig was a theatrical show that deserved to be seen on a bigger stage. Ultimately, this year’s Field Day Festival remains a success for music lovers, and one can only hope the future line-ups will be as excellent as this year’s.
Photos by Suzanne Zhang