Two inner-city day festivals in a row – what is going on! Well, to be honest this whole ‘full time job’ thang doesn’t lend itself well to full on weekenders and with no Glastonbury or Secret Garden Party this summer is shaping up a little differently for me. But – I can’t say I’m missing sleeping on the floor in a field as much as I thought I would be… shhh don’t tell anyone!
Anyway! A short but sweet jaunt to Field Day Festival was in order once I had seen the Friday line up & a cheeky last minute ticket hook up meant I couldn’t say no… it was also a lush chance to see my London bae Georgie who you might remember from my Magnetic Fields post!
Those festival facts
What? Field Day Festival, a day festival over a Friday and Saturday showcasing the best in London sounds from jazz to grime, techno and bass.
Where? Brockwell Park in South East London
When? Early June
Who? Loads of yaang Landan hipsters
The weather was amaaazing and I do love London when it’s been a while!
My musical highlights were the incredible Nao who I caught accidentally and forgot how lush she was, IAMDDB in a packed out big top tent, Loyle Carner who I haad only seen the week before at Love Saves the Day but with bad sound (!), the lovely Hak Baker in the little Superdry stage, Mr Jukes with the full live band was incredible… and, of course, preticataby diva and late the legendary headliner Erykah Badu… shout out the guy selling £5 bootleg Badu t-shirts on our way home!
Festival-wise it wasn’t much of a vibe for me with next to no decor or effort put in – – but I heard that delays due to the weather in the build caused that? Festival rumours so who knows!?
BUT, to be fair compared to a lot of city day fests the crowd was lush and the Friday lineup was so delightful it made up for other short comings.
Saturday was lush too with a clearly different style of programming… wish that we’d headed to the huge hangar they built on the site earlier to catch more of Four Tet’s set.
Additionally, entry was super smooth and easy, there was loads of local varied food traders and a small and easy to navigate site that meant I kept bumping into pals.
So there it is! If I went again I would 10000%% make sure I didn’t miss The Mighty Hoopla festival which shares a site but falls on the Sunday – because it sounds AMAZING. This year headlining were TLC, Lily Allen, B*Wiched, Vengaboys… that’s my kind of line-up!
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