Field Day 2012 spotlight


Field Day celebrates its sixth year with a Diamond Jubilee June Bank Holiday one-day festival in Victoria Park. Shifting earlier in the year to make way for the Olympics the line-up still contains the same mix of dance and indie acts, this year headed up by Franz Ferdinand, Metronomy, Zomby, Errors, Rustie, SBTRKT and The Vaccines with many more just announced.

On Saturday, June 2nd duo Modeselektor will headline the Bugged Out! stage bringing their recent Monkeytown album to life. They’ve become a favourite at festivals and their production ethos of ‘create, distort, recycle’ ensures their live shows are spectacular. Other electronic acts starring at Field Day this year are Blawan from the UK underground with heavily percussive productions, Sweden’s Korallreven with their electro-pop, progressive Glaswegian dubstepper Koreless and Daniel Avery (AKA stopmakingme) with his mutant new wave electro and techno tunes.

Django Django, Friends and Huw Stephens are among the further additions to the line-up which already includes Gold Panda, Grimes, Hudson Mohawke, Maya Jane Coles, and Mazzy Star.

Also confirmed to be taking part in Field Day 2012 are independent record label Double Denim, who will be presenting various acts across the day. Formed by Jack Thomas and Hari Ashurst at the end of summer 2010, Double Denim originally started as a blog whose aim was to unearth only the newest, undiscovered talent – an online pursuit that morphed into a much more rewarding physical one, with their first releases including tracks from an exciting and mysterious trio of Stay +, Outfit and Zulu Winter – three artists attracting a lot of praise.

Joining Bugged Out! as stage hosts are Eat Your Own Ears, Bleed and Lanzarote. Promoter Tom Baker of Eat Your Own Ears said: “I’m really excited about the line-up for Field Day 2012. It’s been something of a challenge after last year’s was so strong but with Franz Ferdinand closing the Eat Your Own Ears stage and with acts like Tortoise playing I’m hoping it will be just as good! As ever it’s hugely exciting to welcome acts from further afield; I’m particularly delighted to announce Afrocubism featuring Toumani and some incredible Cuban musicians – they’re going to blow people’s minds!”

As well as the music, Field Day will provide fun and games including The Village Green featuring traditional side stalls inspired by country pastimes alongside fete games such as Blindfold Sweetcorn Husking Championship, Scone Throwing, Vegetable Discus and Human Wheelbarrow – the perfect Olympic warm up!

For more information and to book tickets go to www.fielddayfestivals.com.

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