Returning for it's tenth year, Field Day London aims to bring a village fete vibe to Victoria Park whilst also showcasing some of the finest artists in the country. As always the festival's line up is curated by many of London's alternative concert and club promoters such as Bugged Out! and Eat Your Own Ears and spans all genres - making the Field Day line up one of the best around (as showcased by our playlist below).
With James Blake and PJ Harvey topping the bill there is no doubting the festival's credentials as a contemporary event that only needs the blessing of sunshine to top it off. We picked five unmissable acts appearing at this year's event.
Field Day's shining coup is undoubtedly a bit between the teeth Avalanches. The antipodean beat-makers could have slunk off into the shadows for ever after the stunning Since I left you dominated the first decade of this century, but new music is here (check out 'Frankie Sinatra' above) and this will be the place to hear it.
Possibly the most exciting prospect to come out of Manchester in recent times, Cabbage are an absolute scream. They are riotous and raucous and their live shows are beautifully shambolic. Expect them to be 'serving up an idiosyncratic, satirical attack in the form of discordant neo post-punk' and no doubt scaring southerners in their masses.
There is a deep rooted poetry to their sometimes vulgar lyrics , Dinner Lady is a prime example; "to combat this state I had a wank in the quiche/and watched the headmaster get it stuck in his teeth". You simply won't be able to take your eyes off them.
Paul Woolford's Special Request guise has given him the leeway to tuck into big early rave sounds and produce some of his best tracks to date under any alias. After releasing his trio of Modern Warfare EPs late last year, it was clear he was back in business with his nineties-fuelled, hardcore-edged goodness.
Fortunately for us this also means he's booked for a fair few festivals this year, Field Day being one of them. He plays on the Bugged Out! stage on Saturday.
The mercurial talent of Tel Aviv based producers Red Axes have yet to put a foot wrong, maintaining a sound that's entirely idiosyncratic. With heavy doses of world music, acid house, electro, leftfield tropicalia and experimental electronica, their intoxicating take on dance music has been turning heads since they emerged back in 2016 - trust us, their live set will be one of the weekend's undisputed highlights.
The shining star of British hip hop, Loyle Carner's starkly engaging lyrics and old school beats will be a treat at any festival this summer. Latest single Stars & Shards is arguably his best to date as Carner's soft flow seems to have quickened whilst his authenticity is well and truly intact. Onstage he's remarkably conservative yet also charming and by the end of the festival season expect the hype around this young man to have increased even further.