Happy Birthday Field Day! The two-day East London extravaganza turned ten this past weekend. We sent a small army down to Victoria Park for both days of the festival and had an absolute blast! Here are the best things we saw.
Tug Of War
When you walk into a festival you expect to see many things, a tug of war isn’t one of them. Village Mentality was back at Field Day for another year, bringing their unique vibe and party games to the site.
We kicked off the day with London’s Real Friends. Their 3pm set on Fader’s stage brought a big crowd.
Things just keep getting better and better for Skepta. Playing songs from his new record Konnichiwa, he got the off their feet. “Shutdown” went down a storm.
The Rhythm Method
A late addition to the line-up, South West London’s The Rhythm Method charmed the audience inside the Crack tent, “Party Politics” being a real highlight.
This lot get better and better every time I see them. They’ve just jetted off to L.A to start work on their debut album, and judging by the new songs they played; it’s going to be a belter.
New York’s DIIV, fronted by Zachery Cole Smith provided some much needed escapism from the day’s rain. Songs from the epic Is the Is Are sounding great booming around the Crack’s tent.
The Field Day team really care about their audience and the proof is in the food and drink they serve at the festival. There’s no mass produced lager or dodgy beef burgers to be found here! Beer brewers from all across London showcased their finest ales, IPA’s and more at the London Brewers Market.
Get Inuit are an absolute blast live. “Pro Procrastinator” was the highlight of an intense set. Definitely a band to keep an eye on.
Stockport’s Blossoms continue their assent to greatness. They look remarkably comfortable on the big stage. Their debut album is out 5 August and promises to be special.
They’ve been away for a long time and the crowd that turned up to see them on the Sunday afternoon were very pleased they’re back. The tent was rammed and dancing to “Frontier Psychiatrist” with thousands of others was a real treat.
PJ Harvey is a national treasure. Her headline set on the main stage rounded off a great Field Day 2016.
Field Day will be back next year! Book super early bird tickets now at www.ticketweb.co.uk/fieldday