Field Day stands out amongst the festival listings as a platform for new bands; one of the smaller festivals with two stand alone days of some of the newest and most exciting music around. Last year, I was lucky enough to witness the chilled out vibes of Kurt Vile, the dulcet tones of Daughter and a memorably anarchic performance courtesy of Palma Violets, to name a few…
This year, in addition to showcasing some of the most anticipated ‘ones to watch’ of the minute, Field Day will also be hosting the only London date of 2014 of one of the most pivotal and inspirational bands of the modern age: The Pixies.
Sticking to the theme of new bands, Field Day has some real treats in store over its two days… Whilst on Saturday, Metronomy are headlining, there is an eclectic array of highlights on offer, including: Courtney Barnett, East India Youth, Jagwar Ma, Ghost Poet, Teleman and a special DJ set from Gigslutz favourite, Tim Burgess.
Although fewer acts are on offer on Sunday, the line up looks equally as impressive, with a host of wonderful artists accompanying The Pixies, including NME’s ‘Best New Band’ – Drenge – as well as The Horrors and Temples.
I’m pretty excited, and you should be too… And, if you don’t yet have a ticket, there are still some available: http://fielddayfestivals.com/tickets/online-tickets/ – Get them while they’re hot!