Preview: Field Day 2017

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Now a decade old, this year’s Field Day marks the festival’s 11th edition, held once again in London’s Victoria Park on Saturday 3rd June. Granted, this year’s offering doesn’t reach the heights of last year’s two-day event that saw James Blake and PJ Harvey headline, although it does pay homage to a diverse mix of medium-sized artists.

Field Day’s line up in full. Image via Field Day

Irish-born English electronic musician Aphex Twin headlines ‘The Barn’, Field Day’s new indoor main stage arena, a welcome addition to the festival and one that is set to rival the main stage in terms of both capacity and atmosphere. In a lineup that leans towards indie and electronica, there are a number of hidden gems, amidst the more recognisable trio of Mura Masa, Loyle Carner and Flying Lotus.

Eclectic rock outfit King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard stand out from the extensive line-up, as does American indie artist Kevin Morby, whose album City Music is released next month. New Jersey-based producer and A$AP Rocky collaborator Clams Casino makes a rare festival appearance, whilst ‘The Barn’ features the minimalist techno synonymous with Nicolas Jaar and Moderat.

Last but no means least, the relatively unknown Dutch DJ Fatima Yamaha provides yet another electronic fix for festival-goers in what is sure to be a memorable celebration of promising musical talent.

Priced at £64.50, fourth-release tickets are available here.

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