Glass previews the Field Day 2017 festival

 

 

THIS year marks the 11th anniversary of Field Day, held in east London’s Victoria Park. Things have changed a bit this year, with the festival being compressed into one day instead of the usual 2 day event however, this year’s lineup pays true homage to both electronic and guitar music with it’s fantastic hybrid of artists.

With a jam-packed day organised, it may be hard to decide who to see with some of the clashes between bands, so make sure to check the stage times. We’ve broken the lineup down stage by stage in order to help you decide who to see.

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The Barn

Now boasting a brand new indoor stage, The Barn, festival goers will be able to enjoy state of the art lighting and a high powered sound system, which will be perfect for artists like Moderat and Nicolas Jaar who will be playing on the stage before Aphex Twin’s headline slot. Be sure to catch Jon Hopkins play his melodic electronica for a relaxing break before things get loud and weird on the main stage.

 

Eat Your Own Ears

This stage has returned again with a lively lineup. There will be EYOE sound systems running throughout the day along with a great mix of indie, hip hop and rap. London’s own Loyle Carner will be performing songs from his successful debut Yesterday’s Gone, followed by Chicago’s Whitney, who will be bringing the indie rock back to the stage. The evening will then host Grime Queen, Lady Leshurr before Run The Jewels rap their way to the end of the night.

 

Crack Magazine

This stage is arguably the busiest with non-stop quality coming from Crack Magazine. The day kicks off with crazy kids HMLTD and their art pop jams, followed by the legendary Dr John Cooper Clarke who will be sharing with us his performance punk poetry. At 5pm, noiseheads can congregate to see the loud, noisy hip hop trio Death Grips, before some much slower music from Scotland’s own Arap Strap. Shoegaze lovers can enjoy a headline set from the much loved Slowdive who recently made their return with a new album.

 

Resident Advisor

Starting the day off is SIREN DJs – a London based female collective of DJs who play a mixture of techno, electronic and every lovely sub genre of dance music you can imagine. They’ll be playing for just over an hour so make sure to start your Field Day with a bit of high energy jams. On the other end of the Resident Advisor lineup is Flying Lotus, who will be headlining the stage with his experimental electronica.

by Katrina Mirpuri

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by Katrina Mirpuri

Tickets are available here.