Focus on Festivals: Field Day 2012
Field Day is an independent, one day music festival now in its sixth year. Organised by a variety of blogs and collectives (including Eat Your Own Ears and Bugged Out!), the major focus for this festival has always been music, and once again, Field Day intends to be a celebration of bold, innovative and imaginative alternative sounds. This year’s line-up already looks pretty exciting, with some of the world’s most pioneering new and established acts due to perform. Major acts including Metronomy, The Vaccines, Beirut and Franz Ferdinand are due to appear, as well as excellent budding artists such as Blood Orange, Summer Camp, Errors and Friends.
Field Day has plenty else to offer putters however. Apart from their fantastic line-up, the festival should have an amazing array of food available, provided by the stalls of Venn Street Market, including Creole fishcakes, artisan sweets, and an award-winning hog roast. There are also plenty of additional activities to involve yourselves in when taking a break from the music. There is a quirky selection of “village green mentality” activities in celebration of the Jubilee year, including a tug of war competition, themed coconut shys, and even winkle picking contests.
This year’s Field Day festival is being held once again at Victoria Park in the East End of London, snuggled between Hackney, Homerton and Mile End. The date is scheduled for Saturday 2nd June, with gates opening at 11:30am. Tickets are currently priced at £45, although some early bird tickets may still be available for £39.50. Tickets can be purchased online, or at a number of hip venues across the North/North-East of London, including Rough Trade East and The Lock Tavern in Camden. This festival is for over 18s only.