Good day, London.
This is the voice of DiS. Almost ten years ago, a great event made signiﬁcant contributions to our common culture. Its influence was forged in sound, vision and grass stains, although it is best remembered for its noise and bright lights.
To commemorate this most glorious of times the powers that be are pleased to return the rights of carousing and merriment to you, its loyal subjects. So for two days — June 6th & 7th in London’s Victoria Park— your movements will not be watched, your conversations will not be listened to, and “Field Day 2015” shall be the whole of the law.
In order that you might enjoy this time in London’s to the best of your abilities we have composed a list of six unmissable acts to complement the sunny weather that’s predicted…you would be at fault to overlook them and doing so may carry severe penalties to your own good taste. †
Run The Jewels:
I don’t need to say much about the undisputed kings of music in 2015, so I won’t. Suffice to say they’ve rightly gone from a niche concern to global dominating rap super-group. RTJ2 was one of DiS’s 101 best albums of 2014 and it’s a quality they deliver a thousand times over live.
Expect: ‘Fuckboys’ to be very wary
The undisputed clown prince of rock and roll Mac Demarco emerged from his chrysalis last year as a beautiful Canuck butterfly. So what more could you ask, than a series of delightful jangly paeans to drinking, smoking, friendship and love, to transport you away from the bustle of the city?
Expect: Crowd-surfing, worn-out shoes and cigarettes
Todd Terje & The Olsens:
Not satisfied with a simple DJ set, Northern Europe’s answer to pure aural joy is bringing an entire band with him. Which will make album cuts like ‘Strandbar’ to life on the stage in a fit of throwback disco fantasy and Nordic electro bounce.
Expect: A mass sing-along to Inspector Norse
Reclusive sonic wunderkind and all-round pop genius Max Tundra ahoy! Knowing his past live shows, there’s sure to be more than a few surprises, but we’re just hoping he teases some new material.
Expect: The #Tundra2016 Eurovision campaign to begin
A.G Cook / QT:
The bubble-gum pop pastiche of enigmatic label PC Music is either total genius or utter rubbish depending on which side of the fence you sit. But whatever your opinion of the divisive collective, you’ve really got to be jaded to not enjoy to something that sounds like Shampoo’s greatest hits remixed.
Expect: To drink the PC Music Kool-Aid
Ex-Kill Laura and Misty Dixon, Weaver remains one of the most underrated singers/songwriters working in the UK today. And considering her dazzling set a few weeks ago at The Great Escape, you should catch her while she’s firing on all cylinders.
Expect: Psyche-pop gems and glassy vocals
We’d also highly recommend Hælos, Clarence Clarity, Gaz Coombes, LA Priest and Ducktails and of course Viet Cong.
All of whom can be found on this playlist primer…
Of course this is just a sample of the acts playing all across the weekend. There are plenty of others including….
Saturday 6th June
A. G. Cook/ Andrew Weatherall b2b Daniel Avery/ Antix/ Astronomyy/ Awesome Tapes From Africa/ Bad Vibrations DJs/ Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann/ Bok Bok/ Boxed In/ Caribou/ Cashmere Cat/ Cheatahs/ Chet Faker/ Clarence Clarity/ Clark – live/ Danny L Harle/ DJ Barely Legal/ Django Django/ Elijah & Skilliam/ FKA Twigs/ Floating Points/ Formation/ Frau DJs/ Fryars/ Future Brown/ Ghost Culture/ Hackney Colliery Band/ Hailu Mergia with Tony Buck & Mike Majkowski/ HONNE/ Hooton Tennis Club/ Hudson Mohawke - live/ Huw Stephens/ i-D DJs/ Jack Garratt/ Jagaara/ Jen Long DJ/ John Talabot/ Jolta/ Jungle - DJ/ Kindness/ Klaves/ LA Priest/ Lemmy Ashton/ Leon Vynehall/ LUKA/ Madlib - DJ/ Matthew and Me/ Max Tundra - DJ/ Mssingno/ Mumdance/ Murkage/ Nina Kraviz/ Owen Pallett/ Phil Taggart/ Philip Selway/ QT/ Rae Morris/ Rat Boy/ Ratking/ ReviveHER/ Run The Jewels - live/ SAOIRSE/ Shacklewell Arms DJs/ Shanti Celeste/ Shura/ SOPHIE - live/ Spector/ Sylvan Esso/ TÃLÃ/ Tei Shi/ Ten Walls – live/ Telegram/ Todd Terje & The Olsens/ Tom Baker Soundsystem/ Tom Ravenscroft/ Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté/ Tropics/ Tune-Yards/ Vaults/ Volte-Face/ Yossarian/ Yung Gud/ Zibra
Sunday 7th June
Allah-Las/ All Tvvins/ Andy Votel/ Bad Breeding/ Baxter Dury/ Bernard and Edith/ Beyond the Wizards Sleeve/ Cairobi/ Cut Ribbons/ DIIV/ Desperate Soundsystem: Steve Mackey (Pulp) & Ben Fat Trucker/ DJ Haai/ Ducktails/ Eagulls/ Errors/ Ex Hex/ Gaz Coombes/ Gengahr/ Georgie Rogers/ Gulf/ Hælos/ Heavenly Jukebox/ Hookworms/ Jane Weaver/ Justin Robertson/ Kagoule/ Mac DeMarco/ Matthew E. White/ My Brightest Diamond/ Nathan Gregory Wilkins/ Nimmo/ Outfit/ Pale/ Patti Smith & band perform Horses/ Peter Bibby/ Ride/ Savages/ Shacklewell Arms DJs/ Sonic Cathedral DJs/ Spring King/Tom Baker Soundsystem/ Toy/ Tuff Love/ Viet Cong/ Whilk & Misky/ Zun Zun Egui
(†) Apologies to Alan Moore for that intro…
p.s. there's an unofficial Clashfinder here but here are the official stage times: