A standout fixture on the UK festival circuit, Field Day returns in 2018 to its new home of Brockwell Park in south London. Curated by some of the city's best clubs, promoters and brands, the festival prides itself on a killer line-up of contemporary artists, a charming community spirit and so much more. Here’s why you’d be mad to miss it!
Since its inception, Field Day has earned a mighty reputation for showcasing world-class artists from a broad range of genres. This year is no different, with the festival boasting one of the most unique line-ups of any event this summer. In fact, it’s had to re-expand to a two-day event in 2018 just to squeeze in the melting pot of musical goodness on offer. Highlights from the stacked bill include Brit-nominated rap wordsmith Loyle Carner, Mancunian rising star IAMDDB and garage revivalists Kurupt FM!
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You do not want to miss this one! Adding a generous serving of soul to proceedings is legendary American singer-songwriter, Erykah Badu – who will grace Field Day with an exclusive UK gig for 2018. Headlining the Friday night with what’s destined to be an unforgettable performance, Badu will no doubt treat punters to a smattering of hits and rarities from her prestigious back-catalogue.
Upon entering the festival site, you’ll quickly notice Field Day’s friendly, inclusive vibe and charming DIY ethos. This is reflected perfectly at the Village Green; a boutique mish-mash of market stalls, old school sports day games and even the odd eating contest. There’s also plenty of shiny prizes up for grabs, included limited edition vinyl. With this year’s village theme being wheels and cycles, visitors are guaranteed to have a wheel-y good time! Sorry.
Last year’s event saw the launch of a brand-new stage, The Barn. Big enough to rival the main stage, the hangar-like construction boasted state of the art sound and mind-boggling visual effects. Revellers who were lucky enough to witness its inaugural outing in 2017 will tell you just how incredible this laser-filled indoor dance arena was. However, you’ll be able to find out for yourself, as The Barn makes a welcome return in 2018 with performances from cutting-edge DJs like Four Tet, Floating Points and Daphni.
Beats & Eats
If you’re going to spend all weekend grooving out to an incredible line-up of live music, you need to be properly nourished. Fret not, Field Day has it all covered! Teaming up with a swathe of street vendors, the festival will be serving up shedloads of tasty grub – including organic, vegetarian and vegan options. With eats ranging from churros, to wood-fired pizza, to vegan Vietnamese, there’s plenty to satisfy any rumbling tummy.
Field Day 2018 takes place at south London’s Brockwell Park on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 June. To find out more and buy tickets, visit fielddayfestivals.com.