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Breaking Down What’s Good & What Can’t Be Missed

Stage by Stage at Field Day 2017!

Crack open a can of Red Stripe and rock out with Killer Mike, kick off your shoes and festival dance like it’s the Summer of Love, hit up Street Feast for a smashed avo snack, grab your glitter liner and let loose with some world beats – then down a handful of hallucinogenics and let the electrifying, state-of-the-art visuals and powerhouse sound system of Aphex Twin; in this year’s hotly anticipated gigantic hanger-like indoor stage ‘The Barn’  sweep you and your weekend into a synthy oblivion!!! As Field Day returns once again and takes London’s Vic Park by storm !!!


Music aficionados and literally pros Quietus & Field Day’s own Eat You Own Ears present an exquisitely curated collective of UK hip hop’s heaviest hitters & other treats from afar… starting the afternoon off with global beauties Imarhan hailing the Sahara desert, then back over to home turf with Britain’s slickest young rapper Loyle Carner, Birmingham’s quick spitting, searing hot rap queen Lady Leshurr, and duo Run The Jewels closing the night off and snapping the title as the highest anticipated and hugest act outside of Aphex Twin to catch of the day, sure to tear the place apart!


Reading rock band Slowdive closes the Crack stage sure to draw in a massive crowd of long time fans looking to lose themselves in the silky shoe-gazing, dream pop that’s made Slowdive who they are…while elsewhere earlier in the the day 1970’s ‘Peoples Poet’ John Cooper Clarke grabs the mic, before Sacramento’s experimental hip hop collective Death Grips and London and the UK’s by far most profoundly skilled and visually exquisite band of the moment HMLTD …. who simply cannot be missed!


The Bugged Out stage in association with FACT lays out a bassey, synth drenched line-up with highlights from the day coming from a set from Hot Chip and 2 Bears Joe Goddard, Amsterdam electro musician Fatima Yamaha, Burning Man and Berlin’s Panorama Bar DJ Job Jobse and closing out the day the super eclectic and impeccable DJ Hunee.


Musical shape shifters Gaika slip in early on in the afternoon on the Moth Club and London in Stereo stage followed by stand out acts Sinkane,  synth pioneers and electro veterans Silver Apples,  New Jersey hip hop producer Clams Casino and what’s sure to be a spectacular grand finale coming from wickedly talented Syrian world/electro musician Omar Souleyman.


Born in New York, raised in South London, Awful Records ABRA delivers a smooth set of her R&B vocals over delicious electro-funk 808’s followed by US electronic powerhouse Machinedrum, Detroit’s fiercely mysterious house producer Moodyman, and phenomenal rapper, filmmaker, and multi-genre producer Flying Lotus another major one to catch if you can.

SHACKWELL ARMS in association with IT’S NICE THAT…

Take it down under with Perth’s scorching hot one man band Methyl Ethel then on to Bahrain’s 5 piece, multi instrumental outfit Flaming Gods at the Shackwell stage before finishing things off sweet with Austin’s experimental Stranger Thing’s, synth quartet S U R V I V E, psychedelic rockers King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and snag yourself a spot in whats guaranteed to be a packed out closing gig from American garage rock band Thee Oh Sees.

BLEEP…presents the BANDSTAND

Hit up the Bleep stage and go wild with  Hyperdub Record’s dubstep queen of the decks Ikonika, Hyperdub founder, Glaswegian DJ Kode9, TSVI & Wallwork and the famously illusive and mysterious electro great E.Myers.

FIELD DAY 2017 | Victoria Park |  London E3
Words By Tracy Kawalik
Images via Full Fat PR , Field Day 2017 , Tracy Kawalik

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