Field Day 2017
Where: Victoria Park, London
When: Saturday 3rd June
Who: Aphex Twin, Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, Moderat
For those of you who shudder at the thought of sleeping in a leaky Argos tent, while Baz from Exeter tries to nick your crate of Dark Fruit, non-camping festivals, otherwise known as city festivals are a very attractive alternative. And so for those of you, as well as all the Londoners out there, Field Day should be high on your list for this summer. Taking place at Victoria Park on Saturday 3rd June, Field Day is renowned for often being ahead of the curve, and recognising and championing tomorrow’s talents before anyone else.
Foals, Florence and The Machine, The xx, Warpaint, and SBTRKT are just a handful of names who have previously performed at Field Day, each before their respective commercial breakthroughs. The above are also a good barometer of the kind of music likely to be found at Field Day, with alternative genres the most populous among the event. While band-based alternative acts have always been a prominent feature of Field Day’s rosters, over the last three-to-four years in particular, artists from the worlds of hip-hop, grime, electronic and experimental have held esteemed positions within the festival’s lineups.
This year’s Field Day offers an incredible array of international talent, with experimental jazz-fi producer Flying Lotus, critically-acclaimed hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, and German DJ/producers Âme among some of the highlights. Also on the bill is one of the industry’s most elusive and rarely-performing artists, one of electronic music’s most influential and instrumental figureheads- techno, IDM, and all-round general pioneer, Aphex Twin. Also expect some huge sets from the likes of Death Grips, Rae Morris, Clams Casino, Jon Hopkins, Loyle Carner, Haelos, Mura Masa, and Nina Craviz.
Field Day 2017 is already shaping up to be one of the country’s most talked-about music events of the year, with a stellar lineup from all corners of music, nabbing a range of fresh-faced newbies, crossed with established international heavyweights. No camping, no baggage, no wet sleeping bags, and a shower and warm bed once it’s all over, and what’s more, a Field Day 2017 ticket is yours for under £70.
Tickets available now at www.fielddayfestivals.com