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Field Day Announce Second Wave Of Acts For 2016

Field Day Announce Second Wave Of Acts For 2016

Second Wave Of Artists Confirmed For 

Field Day Saturday 11th June & Sunday 12th June 2016


With… Sleaford Mods, 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre, 

Gold Panda, Yeasayer, Tale Of Us, Jackmaster b2b Gerd Janson, Novelist, Nao and Many More


Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2016

Victoria Park, E3 London – Doors at Noon


New Acts Confirmed:

Field Day Saturday 11th June

Bicep – Live / Frisco / Gillbanks / Girl Band / Gold Panda
Jackmaster b2b Gerd Janson / Kelela / Little Simz
Mabel / Metz / Nao / Novelist / Plastician / Sleaford Mods / Slimzee
Tale Of Us / The Black Madonna / Wooden Wisdom & DJ Fitz / Yeasayer

New Acts Confirmed:

Field Day Sunday 12th June

Blossoms / Cass McCombs / Daphni
Formation / Mbongwana Star / Moon Duo / Parquet Courts / Tangerines
Tourist / The Brian Jonestown Massacre

All Previously Announced Acts:

Field Day Saturday 11th June

Ata Kak / Avalon Emerson / Dean Blunt / Deerhunter
DJ Koze / Dusky / Floating Points – Live / Four Tet / Holly Herndon – Live
KiNK – Live / Meilyr Jones
Motor City Drum Ensemble / Mount Kimbie DJ Set / Mura Masa
Orchestra Baobab / Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band
Red Axes – Live / Roman Flügel / Skepta / SOAK / Special Request
Wild Nothing / Yorkston Thorne Khan / Youth Lagoon

Field Day Sunday 12th June

PJ Harvey
Beach House / Ben Watt Band feat. Bernard Butler
Declan McKenna / GOAT
John Grant / Junior Boys / Molly Nilsson / Optimo
Thurston Moore Band


The tenth edition of Field Day will be held at Victoria Park, in the heart of East London on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June.
Field Day Saturday 11th June

Field Day are delighted to reveal the new line-up additions that will be joining the likes of Skepta, Four Tet, Deerhunter, Orchestra Baobab, Floating Points, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Youth Lagoon on the Field Day Saturday 11th June bill.

Field Day are thrilled to welcome Brooklyn based experimental rock band Yeasayer. With their new album Amen & Goodbye set to drop in April, this will be one of the first opportunities to hear the band’s superbly odd and fantastic new material live in the UK.

Contemporary Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods will also be joining the Field Day Saturday bill. from the band commented on their addition to the Field Day line-up: ”
Jason Williamson from the band commented on their addition to the Field Day line-up: “We’ve been wanting to play Field Day for ages, it’s a festival that always houses a great deal of interesting new music and not the usual bland array of star employees from big labels. Should be a right laugh!”

Field Day are also excited to announce the post-hardcore sludge-punk trio Metz, hailed as North America’s finest touring rock band, their guitars are titanic, drums ill-tempered, vocals chilling and the volume worrisome.

Girl Band, the noise-rock quartet from Dublin have been praised for delivering visceral, invigorating music with nods to Daft Punk and Nick Cave. Their recent album Holding Hands with Jamie was recently included in Time Magazine’s 10 Best Albums of 2015 poll.
Also on board for Field Day Saturday will be the impeccable Gold Panda. Hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, Gold Panda started writing beats and producing a few years ago, beginning the journey that ultimately saw him nominated in the BBC’s Sound Poll list and the Guardian’s prestigious First Album Award for his debut album Lucky Shiner. Since then, he has released a follow-up album, Half Of Where You Live and toured the world to considerable acclaim.

Meanwhile, the Berlin based duo Tale Of Us bring their emotive deep house sound to Field Day. Their popularity and talent was evident when they appeared at #3 in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 100 DJ’s’ poll at the end of 2015. Jackmaster, the Glaswegian DJ and co-founder of the highly successful label and club night Numbers plus previous XOYO resident, will play b2b with the highly respected house and disco DJ Gerd Janson.

Belfast-born duo Bicep will be spinning live, bringing their varied, disco, acid house sounds to a Field Day stage. The forward thinking Plastician and Berlin based disco diva The Black Madonna, renowned for her uplifting sets that balance established anthems with idiosyncratic selections, will also be joining the bill.

Field Day are also thrilled to welcome young grime talent Novelist, the founding member of The Square crew who was previously nominated for Best Grime Act at the MOBO’s in 2014. Boy Better Know member Frisco and grime legend and NTS resident Slimzee also make up Saturday’s line-up.

Elsewhere, Field Day welcomes Little Simz, an artist barely into her 20’s who has already become one of the UK’s most in-demand acts, changing up the rap game and appearing on the Forbes ‘30 under 30‘ list. Hackney based singer songwriter and BBC Music ‘Sound Of 2016′ pick Nao, whose unique vocal tone draws a fusion of hip hop, soul and R&B to UKG, funk and jazz, plus Kelela, an artist known for her gorgeous off-kilter R&B vocals and chilly metallic production.


Rising stars performing at this year’s event include the young and extremely talented singer songwriter Gillbanks and Polydor Records signing Mabel, who will bring her refreshing pop sound to Field Day Saturday.


In addition Wooden Wisdom & DJ Fitz will be responsible for an unforgettable set. Wooden Wisdom are made up of Zach Cowie along with actor and label owner Elijah Wood (from Lord Of The Rings fame!), who’ll be spinning classic funk-soul, spaced-out space age instrumentals and 80’s-era dance new wave jams. They will be joined by DJ Fitz for a truly electric collaboration.
Field Day Sunday 12th June
After confirming the iconic PJ Harvey, Field Day are thrilled to announce more additions to the Field Day Sunday line up, which so far includes Beach House, John Grant, Molly Nilsson, GOAT, Optimo, Thurston Moore Band and many more.

Field Day Sunday welcomes The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the American neo-psychedelia torchbearers, formed in San Francisco back in 1990. Led by lead singer and guitarist Anton Newcombe, the band’s output spans psychedelic rock, folk rock, shoegaze and noise pop. Now onto their fifteenth globe-trotting album, packed with multiple chiming guitars, the band will touch down at Victoria Park on Sunday 12th June.

Also joining Field Day Sunday, will be the african 7-piece band Mbongwana Star from Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their music has been described as a ‘clever balance between the sunshine vibes of soukous with the gritty reality of life in a Kinshasa slum’.

Also confirmed are Manchester’s rising indie stars and BBC Music ‘Sound Of 2016′ hot picks Blossoms. Plus New York based rockers Parquet Courts, London’s Tangerines as well as the enigmatic American alt folk singer-songwriter Cass McCombs.
Daphni the club-floor, techno drawn alias of Dan Snaith, more commonly known as Caribou will be returning to Victoria Park. London brothers Formation, who’s smart liquid funk sound positioned them as one of NME and Time Out London’s ‘Ones To Watch‘ for 2016, and grammy-winning, classically trained, writer and producer Tourist will also appear on this years bill.

Finally, Field Day are excited to announce Moon Duo, who will bring their off-kilter dance rhythms, repetitive, grinding riff and cosmic trucker boogies to Field Day Sunday.

Field Day president Tom Baker said on the new additions: “Im really thrilled to be able to announce even more acts for our 10th series of Field Day; Mbongwana Star are coming all the way from Kinshasa and they will blow your mind! We are very happy to welcome back Dan Snaith in his Daphni guise to FD Sunday alongside the seminal and psychedelic brilliance of The Brian Jonestown Massacre… True gents those Sleaford Mods will teach you some manners and Metz will make your ears bleed (in a good way)… There is still more to come we just can’t tell you it all now!”

Tune in to the Steve Lamacq show on BBC 6 Music from 4pm GMT on Thursday 21st January for the exclusive first play of PJ Harvey’s new single. 
Field Day Saturday 11th June
Ata Kak / Avalon Emerson / Bicep – Live / Cass McCombs / Dean Blunt / Deerhunter  
  DJ Koze / Dusky / Floating Points – Live  /  Four Tet  / Frisco 
Gillbanks / Girl Band / Gold Panda / Holly Herndon – Live 
Jackmaster b2b Gerd Janson / Kelela / KiNK – Live / Little Simz / Mabel / Meilyr Jones  Metz /  

Motor City Drum Ensemble / Mount Kimbie DJ Set / Mura Masa  
Nao / Novelist / Orchestra Baobab / Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band  
Plastician / Red Axes – Live / Roman Flügel / Sleaford Mods / Slimzee / Skepta   
SOAK / Special Request / Tale Of Us / The Black Madonna  
Wild Nothing / Wooden Wisdom & DJ Fitz / Yorkston Thorne Khan / Yeasayer 
Youth Lagoon 

Field Day Sunday 12th June
PJ Harvey
Blossoms / Beach House / Ben Watt Band feat. Bernard Butler 
Cass McCombs / Daphni / Declan McKenna 
Formation / GOAT / Mbongwana Star 
Molly Nilsson / Moon Duo / Optimo / John Grant / Junior Boys / Parquet Courts 
Tangerines / The Brian Jonestown Massacre / Thurston Moore Band / Tourist