Field Day

Field Day

Welcome to this week's playlist, curated by Eat Your Own Ears, the team behind London's ace Field Day Festival. Dig into Skepta, Goat and Four Tet...

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 10 Jun 2016
  • min read
Welcome to this week's playlist, curated by Eat Your Own Ears, the team behind London's Field Day Festival.

The event has become a mainstay of the capital's festival calendar, now stretching over two days in Victoria Park and featuring some of the best in new and emerging musical talent.

Taking place 11-12 June, this year will welcome PJ Harvey and James Blake as headliners with sets from Skepta, the Avalanches, Steve Mason, Floating Points, Air and Brian Jonestown Massacre also taking place over the weekend.

Here's the selection from Lucy at Eat Your Own Ears and the reasons behind her choices. Open your ears below...

PJ Harvey - The Wheel

PJ Harvey has been an iconic figure in music for over 20 years now and we are so happy to have her headlining Sunday at this year’s festival. Always an innovator her latest album encompassed performance art, poetry and music, this will be her first full live show in London since 2011, so we’re excited to say the least!

James Blake - I need a Forest Fire

James Blake’s sound has evolved organically over his three albums, becoming more confident and honing his sound into the intricate and delicate electronica on his latest album. We think his headline set on Saturday will be a triumphant end to the day!

Air - La Femme D’Argent

Air’s Moon Safari became the soundtrack to an era, and after 10 years away we can’t wait to see their return!

Floating Points - Silhouettes (I,II & III)

Floating Points’ brilliant debut album Elaenia was 10 years in the making and definitely worth the wait! We love the way Sam (Floating Points) bridges the gap between his rapturous dance music and formative classical roots.

Orchestra Baobab - Bul Ma Miin

Orchestra Baobab’s sublime and truly distinctive pop sounds have really stood the test of time, still sounding relevant today, 46 years after their inception in 1970!

Four Tet - Morning Side

As a long time friend of Field Day, Four Tet played at the first ever festival so we’re so glad that he is coming back to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary.

Skepta - Man

Skepta has truly crossed over from the underground with his super catchy track Shutdown and a now infamous performance on Jools Holland. We’re sure his set will be packed out and full of good vibes so make sure you don’t miss it!

Molly Nilsson - Hey Moon!

Molly Nilsson has been self-releasing gloriously DIY and romanticised pop music since 2007, and we love the melancholic timelessness of her synth-based songs.

Ata Kak - Daa Nyinaa

Ghanaian singer Ata Kak released one album on cassette tape in Ghana in the eighties, and was rediscovered by the brilliant blog Awesome Tapes from Africa, who released the album last year. Before last month he had never played live, but he has a natural stage presence and know’s how to get the party started!

Goat - Run to Your Mama

Swedish collective Goat are completely entrancing as a live act, hypnotic and wild they will snap you out of your hangover on Sunday afternoon and get you dancing!