Preview: Field Day 2011

By on Friday, 1st July 2011 at 1:00 pm
 

What day comes after Friday the 5th of August? Yup, the 6th of August. A Saturday, and also this year’s Field Day. Just so happens it takes place a day right after Underage Festival. And like Underage, it is held at Victoria Park as well.

The line-up features a batch of bands whose names have appeared in numerous press this year and the last. They include Villagers, Wild Beasts (pictured above), Warpaint, The Horrors and Star Slinger. To top things off, there’s hot band About Group; in case you’re not too familiar with them, they’re a collaboration led by Hot Chip’s very own frontman, Alexis Taylor.

Three amazing solo artists, whose names all start with ‘Ja-’, are also going to rock the stage at Field Day. They are James Blake, Jamie Woon and Jamie XX. Both Blake and Woon have had albums out this year, which are ‘James Blake’ (read the TGTF review here) and ‘Mirrorwriting’, respectively.

Some London-based indie bands that I quite like are going to be playing Field Day as well – Factory Floor, S.C.U.M. and 2:54, just to name a few. Not only including acts solely from the UK, there are also some stellar foreign acts set to play Field Day, such as the amazing Glasser from America and Cloud Control from Australia…

The diversity of genres and awesomeness of the line-up makes Field Day unmissable. Moreover, the tickets are not overpriced as well. They cost £39.50 each and are available from major ticket-selling sites like Seetickets, Ticketweb and HMV Tickets in addition to just getting them in person from Rough Trade East. More details here on the official Field Day Web site.

Full line-up of Field Day as of 1 July under the cut.

Field Day 2011 Line-up (alphabetical order)
2:54
About Group
Actress
Anika
Anna Calvi
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Baio (Vampire Weekend)
Benga & Youngman
Bloggers Delight DJs
Born Ruffians
Carl Craig Presents 69
Casper C
Chad Valley
Chimes
Clock Opera
Cloud Control
CocknBullKid
Connan Mockasin
Creep
Darkstar
Dollop
Ducktails
Echo Lake
Eat Your Own Ears DJs
Electrelane
Erol Alkan
Factory Floor
Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion
Faust
Givers
Glasser Gruff Rhys
Huw Stephens
Hype Williams
James Blake
Jamie Woon
Jamie XX
Jen Long
John Cale
Jon Hopkins DJ Set
Junip
Justin spear
Kieran Hebden B2B James Holden
Konono No.1
L-Vis 1990
Leather Boy
Mark Kozelek
Martin Creed
Matthew Dear
Matt Walsh
Michael Mayer
Mount Kimbie
NikNikNik
No Pain In Pop
Omar Souleyman
Oneohtrix Point Never
Pearson Sound
Roska
SBTRKT
S.C.U.M
Sexbeat
Skull Juice
Speactrals
Stanley Schtinter
Star Slinger
Still Corners
Sun Ra Arkestra
The Bookhouse Boys
The Coral
The History of Apple Pie
The Horrors
The Sea and Cake
Tribes
Trophy Wife
Twin Shadow
Veronica FAlls
Villagers
Visions of Trees
Warpaint
Wild Beasts
Willy Mason
Zola Jesus

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