For many, the warming weather marks the return of barbecues, shorts and too many nights spent tossing and turning in stuffy bedrooms. But for music lovers, the soaring temperatures mean only one thing — Field Day is just round the corner.
Now in its tenth year, the London festival has consistently offered up some of the most diverse and exciting line ups around; and the upcoming edition could be the best yet. From grime and abrasive punk, to the next hyped indie sound, plus a generous selection of underground dance producers and DJs, there really is something for everyone.
Anyone looking for big names won’t be disappointed either. The buzz from James Blake’s surprise release of The Colour in Anything proved he’s one of the hottest artists in the world right now. On the Saturday he’ll deliver his first Field Day headline performance, and it could go down as one of the festival’s all-time great moments. The next day, a career spanning set by PJ Harvey will close out the weekend nicely, but be sure to save some excitement for The Avalanches’ return to the live setting. Could this finally be the year we see the Australian electronic group’s first album since 2000? Expect a massive crowd either way.
What’s more, if you can draw yourself away from the music, there’s a host of village fete-style team games and even an eating contest. If you’ve still got room after that, take a stroll through the Venn Street Market sampling food ranging from typical burgers to Taiwanese bao.
With only a month to go there’s just enough time to figure out how to fit it all in!
Field Day 2016 takes place 11-12th June in Victoria Park, London.
You can access the full line-up and more here.
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