Field Day 2015
Famed for consistently curating the coolest line-ups, Victoria Park’s Field Day festival has become the must-attend event for London’s discerning music fans. This year is set to be more impressive, featuring two full days of bands, headlined by Caribou on the Saturday, and on the Sunday by recently-reformed shoegaze legends Ride. Check out our pick of the line-up below.
Run The Jewels
Currently promoting their incendiary second album, RTJ2, Run The Jewels have been following a gruelling touring schedule for the best part of six months now. Of course, the upshot of all that hard work is that the duo’s live game is now arguably stronger than it’s ever been. Don’t miss your chance to see Killer Mike and El-P at the peak of their powers; they’ll be unleashing their furious flows and crowd-baiting beats on Victoria Park on Saturday.
Truly one of the world’s greatest living artists, Patti Smith has been working across a plethora of creative mediums for over four decades now, influencing scores of musicians including PJ Harvey, Johnny Marr and Martha Wainwright. On Sunday, lucky Field Day punters will be given the opportunity to witness where it all began, with Smith performing her seminal debut, Horses, in full, in its 40th anniversary year. You’d be mad to miss it.
Better known as frontman with mid-00s quartet Late of the Pier, Sam Dust is now working solo under the pseudonym La Priest. Sonically, he’s moved up a gear, swapping odd-ball dance-punk for thrillingly spaced-out electro-funk, as showcased on his first two singles ‘Oino’ and ‘Party Zute/Learning To Love’. Go see him on Saturday, and get a sneak preview of his debut album, Inji, which is set to drop via Domino on 29th June.
More from the line-up
- I wanted to make something more dynamic; I didn't want to be known as this a capella girl.
- I probably do work too much, but I feel really humbled that I make my living from recording music.
- People are quite obsessed with age in this industry. For me, it was about releasing the right album, and not any old album at the right time.