Jazz, hip-hop and electronic music are the order of the day as London’s Field Day festival announces a mammoth two-day line-up.
On Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June 2018, Field Day festival will take over Brockwell Park in south London.
This year’s line-up offers fans the tantalising prospect of seeing some of the world’s best regarded jazz, hip-hop and electronic acts performing alongside the most exciting up-and-coming artists from the UK and beyond.
What are we so excited about?
Field Day 2018’s line-up looks set to capitalise on the exponential growth of the UK jazz movement in the last 12 months.
On Friday 1st June, for example, the rising stars of UK jazz – Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Children of Zeus, Moses Boyd, Zara McFarlane, Mammal Hands and Obongjayar to name but a few – will perform alongside musical giants like Erykah Badu, Madlib and Jeff Mills.
For these young musicians to be offered such a huge platform speaks volumes of the talent that swells the ranks of the UK’s musical circles. And it also shows that there is a commercial value in booking these acts to perform – UK jazz sells tickets!
The highlights on Saturday 2nd June include live performances from underground hip-hop’s reluctant hero Earl Sweatshirt, charismatic bass player Thundercat, and legends of experimental music in the UK Gilles Peterson, Four Tet, Floating Points and Mount Kimbie.
A bit about the festival:
Since it was founded in 2007, Field Day has grown to become one of the stand-out names in the UK’s festival circuit.
Having relocated to Brixton’s Brockwell Park from its former home in east London, Field Day 2018 promises to be one of the highlights of what is bound to be an extremely festival-heavy (though Glastonbury-less) summer calendar.
Field Day co-founder Tom Baker told The Independent: “I’m excited about our move south to Brixton and having the historic Brockwell Park as our new home. As lots of Londoners know, moving on can be a wrench but is also just a part of life in this amazing city, and we know there’s so much musical history to build on in our new place.
“Since Field Day started in 2007, some might say that London has become festival crazy, there is just so much amazing live music to see, but for us, now more than ever, it’s really key to cut above those that ape you. I feel the Field Day 2018 line up is one of the best yet, its fresh and exciting, cutting edge, but has some absolute legends and returning Field Day veterans, it’s ‘Field Day’… through and through.”
Field Day 2018 takes place in Brockwell Park, south London, on 1st and 2nd June 2018. Buy your tickets here.