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Pixies, Metronomy & Warpaint Confirm Field Day Festival 2014

It may be chilly outside, the Christmas stockings may be out of the attic and we may not be thinking about what we will be doing this summer, but the Young Academic Festival Guide sure is hotting up! We have already had announcements from the likes of Farr Festival, Snowboxx and even Sonisphere, but this is an equally exciting update from Field Day!

The team at Field Day Festival is ecstatic to announce that they have none other than Pixies and Metronomy spearheading proceedings for 2014, along with a plethora of other fantastic artists.

Field Day – Saturday Line Up

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Metronomy/ Daniel Avery/ Danny Brown/ Dusky/ George Fitzgerald/ Innervisions: Dixon & Ame / James Holden – live/ Jessy Lanza/ John Wizards/ Jon Hopkins/ Omar Souleyman/ Oneohtrix Point Never/ Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80/ Sky Ferreira/ The Temper Trap/ Warpaint

You may well have read the School of Music piece regarding Metronomy’s latest release, if so you will be delighted to learn that they will be strutting their stuff in the capital next summer. Their highly anticipated new album ‘Love Letters’ is due to be released this spring, giving fans a few months to familiarise themselves with the material before they descend on Victoria Park for one of London’s most popular music festivals.

“I’m very, very excited (about playing Field Day). It’s the first time we’ve officially headlined a festival so it’s a big deal for us…It was a really, really nice experience last time so we are very much looking forward to it” said Metronomy’s Joe Mount.

Also playing at Field Day in the summer will be Young Academic favourites Warpaint (no, Haim aren’t the best female band in L.A at the moment!), who are also preparing to release their latest album in the New Year. Detroit rapper Danny Brown, emerging star Sky Ferreira, The Temper Trap, and MONEY will also be delighting the Field Day crowd with their contrasting styles.

If you have been enjoying the work of Syrian wedding-singer-turned-dance music-idol Omar Souleyman, 2013 Mercury prize nominee Jon Hopkins, Brooklyn-based electronic innovator Oneohtrix Point Never, Hyperdub’s seductive R&B singer Jessy Lanza, and rising producer and Hotflush/Aus regular George Fitzgerald, then a Field Day ticket must surely be on your list to Santa.

Completing the line up so far Are Fabric resident and purveyor of electronic psychedelic sounds Daniel Avery, as well as cosmic creative head of Border Community James Holden, who will be playing a live set at Field Day. Wash all this down with some Pixies, who will be headlining on Sunday on Sunday 8th June and you have yourself an absolute corker of a summer music festival!.

Field Day Festival has always been a big purveyor or world music and this is most certainly the case for 2014m with Seun Kuti set to make his debut. The son of Afrobeat inventor and pioneer, Fela Kuti – this will be a set not to be missed as he plays alongside Fela’s Egypt 80.

Field Day will be held on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June 2014 at its home in Victoria Park in the heart of East London.

“It’s very exciting to finally, after 7 years, make Field Day into a weekend event of great music. Whilst Saturday will remain true to form with a full on day of brilliant artists playing across multiple stages, Sunday 8th June will be lead by the iconic band Pixies, who I’ve been a massive fan of since I first heard Doolittle at the ages of 16! So its amazing to have them headline Sunday 8th June, alongside a line up of fresh new music on the main stage and secondary tent.” Promoter Tom Baker of Eat Your Own Ears said.

Field Day will be providing ample entertainment for those looking for respite from the music in the Village Mentality area on The Village Green. Expect traditional side stalls inspired by country pastimes and weird and wonderful fete games such as sack racing, tug-o-war, tea bag tossing, winkle picking competition and last year’s highlight: the Nettle Eating Competition.


First Release Field Day Saturday £45.00

Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications.

Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learned his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky.

He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs.

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