Commencing on the UK’s long Jubilee weekend, the hottest ticket in for music lovers in London was Field Day Festival. With the hottest musical lineup of the year so far, this festival saw a swarm of revellers make the pilgrimage to Victoria Park, in East London.
With a stomping lineup that included Peaking Lights, Zulu Winter, Beirut, Chairlift and Django Django, to name but a few, it was a hectic whirlwhind of musical exploration, amongst crowds as eclectic as the music on offer. Com Truise, one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, delivered his synth driven electronica to a loyal afternoon crowd while Canada’s most hotly hyped Canadian pixie of aural eclectivism Grimes, later packed out the Village Mentality tent (arguably too small a venue) and delivered a set that lived up to the hype. Just before Grimes, in the neighbouring Bleed/Lanzaraote tent, Brooklyn electronicist Laurel Halo attracted a smaller but no less intrigued crowd who were rewarded with lush post-club ambience that made the hairs on the back of the neck stand on end. Over on the main stage, Liars played to happy crowds, basking in the intermittent sunshine and Metronomy created a jubilent early evening atmosphere that provoked sporadic yet widespread outbreaks of dancing across the field.