For the second year running, Field Day is on the move.
After spending ten years in Victoria Park, Field Day has become a bit nomadic in recent years. Displaced from its longtime home by the ten-day extravaganza that is All Points East, they decamped to Brockwell Park for 2018. Now on the move again, the festival will set up in Meridian Water – yep, we had to Google it too – for the weekend of June 8th & 9th, 2019. And they’ve just announced a cracking line-up!
Headlining the Friday is English rap legend, Skepta, in his only London festival appearance of the summer. Also taking to the stage on the 7th is modern soul collective Jungle; American rapper, Earl Sweatshirt; and a beautiful DJ set from Bonobo.
The Saturday will see another great day of acts, with a headline performance from English singer-songwriter Jorja Smith. Also on the line-up are Diplo, Pusha T, Todd Terje, Seth Troxler, and so much more. See the full line-up here.
They’ve gone a little off the beaten track for this one, have Field Day. Meridian Water is way up in Enfield, a stone’s throw inside the M25 and thus flirting with the definition of “actually being in London”. Still, there’s a good reason for Field Day’s trek north; the new site boasts a whopping ten acres of potential playground, which means the festival will be bigger than ever.
Occupying the site of an old gas works, there’s a distinct industrial vibe to Field Day 2019. Four huge interlinked warehouses will be filled with thumping beats, including London’s biggest warehouse venue, with a capacity of 7500. The festival’s location in the midst of the Tottenham Marshes (and consequential lack of neighbours) and indoor spaces means that Field Day can run until 3am – later than any other London summer bash. Oh, and to top it all off, they’re bringing their biggest line-up ever.