Field Day is fast approaching and it’s safe to safe we cannot wait. This year’s East London bash even includes its own state-of-the-art indoor super-stage, set to play host to the likes of Aphex Twin, Jon Hopkins and Nicholas Jaar. Here, we’ve selected five acts to get excited about, all set to grace Victoria Park this Saturday.
In the run-up to Saturday’s event, Field Day have unveiled a drone footage look at the festival site giving attendees an early glimpse at the epic, hangar-like Barn stage equipt with “art high-powered sound system and one of the most technologically advanced lighting rigs around.” Check it our for yourself below.
Field Day 2017 takes place this Saturday (3 June) with final tickets available from right here.
Lady Leshurr’s stamp on music is as undeniable and it is ever-growing. You’ll have already encountered her Queen’s Speech series (recently surpassing 50 million YouTube views) having gone viral around this time last year to an explosive reaction of applause and allegiance-pledging to Leshurr. Latest EP Mode is equally as brilliant, solidifying the artist as a standout from her grime contemporaries and someone who we believe will be sticking around for quite some time. A true one of a kind, complete with a one of a kind live show.
Where: Eat Your Own Ears stage, 20:30
Hannah Diamond + PC Music
Hannah Diamond is nothing short of a viral phenomenon. Appearing online back in 2o13 to an array of confused, delighted and weirded-out responses, the glitchy electro artist has gone on to become the figurehead of label/collective PC Music, collaborate with Charli XCX on 2016’s Vroom Vroom EP and rightfully claim her own substantial fan following. Diamond joins fellow PC Music pals A. G. Cook and Danny L Harle for one of trio’s infamous collaborative live sets that we can vouch for as being quite the spectacle…
When: Moth Club stage, 20:35
S U R V I V E
Whilst their name may initially ring no bells, many will be surprised to learn of S U R V I V E’s prominence in 2016 popular culture having claimed one of last year’s most recognisable pieces of music. The soundtrackers for Netflix success Stranger Things, S U R V I V E bring their ominous live show over from Austin, Texas for an early evening set guaranteed to be spilling out the edges of the tent.
When: Shacklewell Arms stage, 19:00
In what’s set to be the Atlanta singer’s only UK date of the year, Abra graces Field Day’s Resident Advisor stage for a mid-afternoon slot that’s sure to bring in the masses. Part of Atlanta’s Awful Records family, she’s another Charli XCX collaboration pal on this year’s lineup (Mura Masa, Hannah Diamond, PC Music) so here’s to hoping for the odd surprise appearance…
When: Resident Advisor stage, 14:20
How anyone could not love Rae Morris is completely beyond us. Emerging in 2014 as one of twee, indie-pop’s finest faces, the singer’s recent returning single is absolutely HUGE and one we can’t bear thinking about missing live. She graces the Eat Your Own Ears stage for an evening set showcasing further new material from her as-yet-untitled sophomore record.
When: Eat Your Own Ears stage, 17:45