Saturday 31st July 2010 will see the return of Field Day to London’s leafy green corner of Victoria Park. Embarking on their fourth annual outing, Field Day have an incredible line up of bands and DJs plus the Village Mentatlity returns, the off-the-wall Village Green area within the festival that supplies the masses with some bucolic treats away from the hubbub of the main festival. Inspired by summer sports days and country fetes - Field Day's very own village green will host stalls and activities throughout the daytime, ranging from sack-racing, to whack-the-rat, Bowling for Bacon, you can try your luck on the tombola, crack a few nuts on the coconut shy - or just sit on some hay bales and stuff your face with homemade cake...
Starting with a bang, Field Day are proud to announce that Grammy award winning Gallic indie-pop sensations Phoenix will be headlining 2010’s event. With their fourth album ‘ Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix ’ gathering accolades left right and centre, whilst continuing to bowl over their fans and win them a whole new audience of admirers, the band’s irresistible blend of strutting disco and blissful euphoric pop all topped off with their effortless insouciant indie vibe will be the perfect end to what promises to be Field Day’s most amazing event yet.
Other acts to be unveiled include Amiina, the spellbinding Icelandic female four-piece who have graced the albums and shows of Sigur Ros, who will be showcasing their enchanting take on minimalist and contemporary classical music. Beth Jeans Houghton will be performing her experimental folk with keyboards, xylophones and a looped choir of herself and will be joined on stage by her band the Hooves Of Destiny. Caribou, whose amazing new album ‘ Swim’ (out in April) will be taking the dynamic interplay between visuals, electronics and live sound to the next level with a set of brightly textured, rapturous gems that gleam with astonishing production.
Chilly Gonzales, the world record holder for the world’s longest solo performance, will be tickling the ivories in his own inimitable style and partaking in some mass audience participation. Corsano And Flowers featuring Mick Flower ( Vibracathedral Orchestra, Sunroof, Magik Markers, Michael Flower Band) and Chris Corsano most well know for his incredible percussion work with Bjork, will be revelling in their virtuoso collaboration, drawing on influences from primitive blues, La Monte Young and John Cale. Strains of Kate Bush or Siouxie and the Banshees can be heard in the echoing, eerie vocals of Esben And The Witch who present the dynamics of post-rock in an bewitching, electronic, pop context. The Brighton three piece's sound has also drawn comparisons with PJ Harvey, Portishead, Bjork, Radiohead and Cocteau Twins but present a dark, haunting music that is very much of their own. Gold Panda started writing beats and collaborating a few years ago, working with the likes of Infinite Livez and Shuttle (both Ninja Tune) as well as creating his own beautiful, glitchy electronica, referencing a multitude of influences and born out of samples constructed partly from charity shop vinyl and VHS. This BBCs “sound of 2010” and MTV-dubbed “remix king” created raved-about reworkings for the likes of Telepathe, Bloc Party, Simian Mobile Disco and Health.
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble's insanely catchy and upbeat instrumental hip-hop is sure to get your feet working as the 9-piece work up a frenzied sweat. Born in Chicago, with Phil Cohran (Sun Ra Arkestra) as their dad, the 8 brothers began their career as street musicians, busking on the sidewalks before they laid anything down on tape. Their jazz roots are evident, but jazz from 100 years ago, solid, dancefloor music which differs from the avant-garde offerings of their father's community, but is as individual as anything you'll ever hear. The group feature on the new Gorillaz album ‘ Plastic Beach’ alongside Lou Reed, Bobby Womack, Mos Def and more.
TICKETS: £33.33 (+BF)