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have they actually said? is it horrors? (surely not?)
But Gruff Rhys is headlining one of the tents
Not too sure though
I assume the line-up is basically full now? I'm thinking I'll get a ticket but as always I'd like to see the times to see who I can actually go see to figure out if it's worth it.
Cos then I can fuck off home early.
Horrors headlining the 2nd stage i believe.
hope it's loud enough for WBs!
Never been but I do fancy it this year. I've heard reports from previous years of bad sound, bad facilities and what not. Any truths? Is it worth it?
But the tents are fine, and it is well worth it for the ticket price and line up in my opinion. If it's sunny it is a fantastic day.
still seems to be tarnished from its first couple of years, which I think is pretty unfair. They've improved the facilities and sound every year. Last year I didn't have to queue for the toilets (although I'm a guy) and I don't think I waited longer than 5 minutes at the bar. There are also quite a few decent food stalls.
I think the sound is as good as it's going to get for an outdoor festival in a residential area. If you stand further back it won't sound as good but if you really want to hear the band you can usually find a sweet spot further forwards on the main stage.
Really good lineups, but historically terrible organisation which has improved to passable, dodgy sound quality and lack of volume, bad sound bleed in parts. It feels quite hollow 'cause hardly anybody there seems to be in the mood to watch music (vs chat to their friends), so seeing anyone there is a poor comparison for seeing that act in their own show. I wish it were better because £40 is good value on paper. Last year was better than in the past, probably mostly because it was finally sunny which was a boost after years of rain. I could say it depends what you want out of the day I suppose, if I'm feeling charitable.
That first year was a shambles but I don't get why people STILL go on about it. A day ticket was £20 back then and I saw Liars, Electrelane, Caribou (I was near the front) and Gruff Rhys all on tiny stages with great sound. The lack of toilets and bars was bad, true, as was not having the programme up anywhere to know when bands were on (it cost £5 to buy a folded up piece of paper with it on), but I realised after queuing for a pint for 35 minutes that it'd only get worse so enjoyed the sunshine and the music.
It was probably Radiohead's fault for playing too loudly a few nights before, meaning that there were council officials there literally threatening to pull the plug if it got too noisy.
Since then it's been great. The food, bars and loos were all top last year. The sound on all the more intimate stages was great and I've seen plenty of good bands there now over the years.
The only bad thing about it is still the main stage being a touch too quiet and all the FUCKING HIPSTERS. But mocking them all is half the fun of the day I found.
It's weird really, everyone forgave Primavera for poor sound on Pitchfork's stage, bar issues and organisational nightmares this year DESPITE them being a decade into their run and wrote off Field Day after their first attempt.
It's not perfect but for the price of a ticket to a fairly decent sized band in London these days, I still think it's well worth a day out.
The price and line up are good, location is good, I love a good day out with good bands plus hipster mocking is a fun sport. I'll round up some troops.
I only mentioned the bad sound etc in my post because that's all I'd heard about it really.
The sound on the main stage does tend to be fairly rubbish unless you're 5 foot back from the stage. But that's largely because the folks who are there to be 'scene' and heard camp themselves there and talk 24/7. I've found most of my favourite Field Day acts at this point, by merely wandering off to the loudest sounding tent and seeing what's happening there. Case in point last year, Moderat.
the tents were fine sound-wise last year and tend to have most of the best stuff on anyway.
Have they said if the Bloggers Delight tent will be larger this year? I missed a couple of acts last time as it was always painfully rammed.
Posted on here saying they would be. Whoever books that stage seems to have a knack of annually spotting the 'next big thing' eh?
But they're not showing up on the website anymore. WTF?
I remember seeing it on the website. I'm sorely tempted because it's a fantastic line-up, but I've seen most of the acts I want to see before, and as already noted I've only really heard the bad aspects of Field Day, and ~£40 for a ticket and drinks and transport and stuff is a lot at the moment. Thoughts? Is it really *as* bad as I've heard?
I was really looking forward to Tortoise. Never seen them :(
one time i went before, the Mogwai day, it was fine. Sound was a little low for a couple of bands, buit nothing major. No Water points though
High Voltage (2 days), LED (2 days), Lovebox (3 days), Underage, Field Day, Applecart all take place in the park. And there are a lot of angry residents...
For the money it's a great festival with the best line up and atmosphere of any of the London one day events. They still need more toilets though. Some times it's rubbish being a girl. But yeah, definitely doesn't feel like the corporate rip off a lot of these things do and some excellent programming over the years.