UK: Field Day has announced that its 2018 edition – set to take place from June 1 – 2 – will move to south London’s Brockwell Park.
The change in location follows on from Field Day’s most successful edition to date, which saw the addition of a massive new stage, The Barn, as well as a new food & drink offering selected by Street Feast and Venn Street Market. Its 2017 line-up was perfectly emblematic of the festival’s preeminence as a curator of innovative music, with Aphex Twin, Run the Jewels, Death Grips, Nicolas Jaar, Kode9, Flying Lotus, Forest Swords, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and many more performing throughout the day.
This year’s edition will see the festival expand back out to two days, and its line-up includes Erykah Badu, Fever Ray, Earl Sweatshirt, Madlib, Jeff Mills & Tony Allen, Nao, Four Tet, Jon Hopkins, Mount Kimbie, Ross From Friends, Thundercat, amongst many others.
Speaking about the move, Field Day co-founder Marcus Weedon said: “We’re delighted to be hosting Field Day 2018 in south London. We look forward to working with Lambeth Council, residents, local businesses and stakeholder groups to ensure the event in Brockwell Park is a huge success and lay the foundation for what we hope is our home for many years to come. We’ve had 11 incredible and memorable years in Victoria Park and very much look forward to bringing Field Day to Brockwell Park over two days in June.”
Cllr Sonia Winifred, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, said: “We have engaged with residents, local businesses and other parties. Based on the resulting evaluation we have determined that two new major commercial events and the Lambeth Country Show this summer would be excessive […] Lambeth council will now work with the organisers of Field Day […] which is proposed for June 1, June 2, June 3 to ensure they will be able to deliver a safe event.”