Field day, the much-awaited London festival, returns this year with some of the most cutting-edge artists of the last few years. The line-up, which reads as a who’s who of artists who have been under the radar in the past few months, comprises of new acts, and returning legends including Patti Smith.
East London’s Field Day Festival brings together over 80 performers and is now well-known to be one of the best places to encounter underground artists before they hit the mainstream, already established talents such as FKA Twigs or Caribou, as well as regular acts like James Holden and Four Tet. Although a number of them are DJs, the festival still makes room for a variety of genres including electronic, rock, indie, pop, hip hop and R&B.
The recipe for Field Day Festival’s success lies in its location –it’s situated in Victoria Park, which makes it cool and spacious enough to attract all six zones (and more) of London, and means that the satisfied crowds can go back to their own beds at the end of the night. Because of this, Field Day possesses a distinct London edge and reflects its culture –creative, vibrant and powerful.
Exciting performers this year include Baxter Dury and his genuine retro-pop sound, Todd Terje who is performing with his band The Olsens in London for the first time and local artist Shura, whose early ‘90s infused soft pop and R&B has put her on BBC Sound of 2015’s longlist.
With a line-up such as this year’s, Field Day Festival is sure to be one of the most promising live music events of the year, and remains a testament to today’s talents who believe that there is still musical history to be written.
Field Day Festival, Victoria Park, 6th-7th June 2015.
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