by / July 21st, 2010 /

Festival Spotlight – Field Day

Now in its third year, London’s Field Day festival happens next weekend and as always promises to be a kaleidoscope of genres and music. From electronic craftsman Andrew Weatherall to the brilliant mind of former Beta-Band’er Steve Mason. The eclectic line up features a range of hotly tipped musicians such as current French fancies, Phoenix; random sampler Matthew Herbert and riotous noiseniks, These New Puritans.

Part of Field Day’s charm is its desire to champion new and upcoming artists across a range of spheres from wispy folk to trance-tinged performance art. Alongside the forward-thinking dance and straight-up indie, the Village Mentality area evokes a little bit of the Hackney community vibe with its wholesome fete atmosphere of traditional and not so traditional games. This is England after all, and this is what we do on the weekend. Find yourself supping real ale, or playing make-and-do at the Fashion Swap Shop, or stuffing your face with food in the competitive Meringuethon, in between acts. Only in East London.

Other artists playing at the event include The Fall, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, James Holden, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Lightspeed Champion and Giles Peterson. See www.fieldayfestivals.com for a more comprehensive line up.

Field Day will be held on Saturday 31st July in Victoria Park, London from 11am-11pm. Tickets cost £33.33 from www.weseetickets.com