Field Day festival is pretty much the epitome of a solidly good London weekender.
Spaced out over East London’s Victoria Park, it’s got the coziness of a small festival but with a line-up the big dogs will be seriously jealous of. And you can put your wet wipes away, because there is absolutely no need (or indeed space) for camping.
Held over the weekend of 11th-12th June, it’s their tenth year and they’re celebrating with some seriously stellar headliners in the shape of wonder boy James Blake and the legendary PJ Harvey.
Here’s who to watch out for before those two British beauties hit the stage:
If you haven’t heard of electronica god Dan Snaith, you need to type him into YouTube right now. Perhaps more commonly known as his alter-ego Caribou, Dan has made more bangers than Beretta. Listen to Caribou’s Swim first, then get into Daphni’s Jiaolong before catching him owning the stage on Sunday.
While we’re on the whole god of electronica theme, it’d be wrong to not mention Four Tet, who precedes Daphni as part of Field Day’s Saturday showcase. Kieran Hebden – who went to school with Burial – has remixed tracks for artists ranging from Apex Twin through to Sia, and you’d be very silly to miss his set.
If hardcore electronica’s not really your thing, check out dreamy american duo Beach House. Check out the music video – it’s directed by the Eric Wareheim – the same guy who directed Major Lazer’s Pon De Floor (and is one half of Tim and Eric). They’ll be on stage on Sunday.
Londoner Little Simz, whose latest EP was released on Jay Z’s Life + Times website, is one of the most exciting artists in the rap scene at the moment. Quick-tongued and intelligent her Saturday set is guaranteed to be a highlight of the festival.
Check out the full line-up, and grab tickets HERE.