12 Days to go folks!
We have some more news for you good good people...
With just under a fortnight left to go until the gates of Victoria Park open on August 1st for our third annual outing, we are pleased to announce there will be a brand new Guardian Tea Room Tent and Do You Come Here Often, a spankingly fresh art happening area from Time Out, plus, for the dedicated party hardcore, there’s some very special warm up action to be had.
The brand new Guardian Tea Room Tent joining the myriad delights of Field Day. Perfectly positioned to cast your eyes over the ever-amusing goings on in Village Mentality, the Guardian Tea Room Tent will offer a touch of refinement to proceedings with lashings of freshly brewed tea and home-made cakes to help you recharge your batteries whilst perusing the paper.
Time Out are joining the fray with Field Day's inaugural cabaret and art happenings tent hosted in conjunction with Eat You Heart Out and Take Courage Gallery. The ‘Do You Come Here Often’ tent brings together the cutting edge of live art in London. Highlights include Scottee and his twsited Eat Your Heart Out performers, alongside East London artist and Innovator Adham Faramawy. Expect intense layers of light and sound, bastardised religious iconography and rock metal. A wartime singalong and The Palm Tree Pub singers bring back flag waving optimism. Time Out has long championed the likes of Jonny Woo, Bistrotheque's forward-thinking UnderConstruction series, Bourgeois & Maurice and Dusty Limits, and they’ve left no stone unturned in their search for four new alternative performers to present here. Look out for the upcoming alternative magicians and surreal alt drag queens, comedic neo-cabaret singers of London's exploding performance art scene, and see them in a unique space. All in all Do You Come Here Often is the centre of the unlikely at Field Day, come with an open mind and you might just sneak the performance highlight of the year. Showtime!
Adding their not inconsiderable presence to this year’s the line up will be the sensational, Huw Stephens championed, Gaggle who will be showcasing their mind-blowing 22-piece ‘choral riot grrrl’ skirmishes between bands on the Eat Your Own Ears mainstage, ones definitely not to miss. JD Twitch, one half of Glaswegian leftfield supremos Optimo will be throwing down his own inimitable brand of eclectic festival shakers and the esteemed Frank Tope will be donning his Wild Geese guise to unleash some super-slamming House and continental Disco grooves to keep you cutting the rug.