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The National tickets at Victoria Park in London

Organised by the people behind the infamous Coachella Festival, All Points East is a series of major outdoor events taking place this summer at Victoria Park in East London which boasts a huge headliner each night.


  • 25/05 All Points East: LCD Sound System
  • 26/05 All Points East: The xx
  • 27/05 All Points East: Bjork
  • 02/06 APE Presents: The National
  • 03/06 APE Presents: Nice Cave & The Bad Seeds


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London’s Field Day, which is for 2017 a single day event, featuring very little other than some absolutely brilliant music. Set in the not particularly picturesque, and not particularly exciting location of Victoria Park in East London, Field Day has a well-earned reputation for booking up and coming acts, and being chock full of drunk hipsters – 2017’s offering shouldn’t disappoint on either count. The obvious big draw this year is a rare appearance from Warp-records legend Aphex Twin, and there’s also the usual winning blend of eclectic and uber-hip smaller acts. There’s plenty of our favourites with the likes of Kevin Morby, Julia Jacklin and Forth Wanderers, while with high-profile slots for Run The Jewels, Slowdive and Thee Oh Sees, there’s surely something for everyone. The main question is just how you’re going to fit all those bands into one day?

Field Day – Victoria Park, London
Saturday 3rd June 2017
10.00am – 11.00am
Field Day 2017 announce an incredible list of names to play East London’s Victoria Park next summer including Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins (DJ), King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, King Sunny Ade, Moderat, Mura Masa, Nicolas Jaar, Nina Kraviz, Omar Souleyman, Silver Apples, Whitney and more. This huge wealth of talent will join headliner Aphex Twin, who will close Field Day’s brand new breathtaking indoor second main stage arena “The Barn”. Field Day 2017 takes place on Saturday 3rd June
Full Lineup so far:
Aphex Twin // Áine Cahill // Death Grips // Flying Lotus // Fatima Yamaha – live
Flamingods // Forest Swords //Gaika // Haelos // Hunee // Imarhan
Jon Jobse // Jon Hopkins (DJ) // Julia Jacklin // Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith // Kevin Morby
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard // King Sunny Ade // Lena Willikens // Marcel Dettmann
Methyl Ethel // Midland // Moderat // Moodymann // Mura Masa // Nicolas Jaar
Nina Kraviz // Omar Souleyman // Silver Apples // Slowdive // S U R V I V E // Whitney


Field Day has announced a handful of new names for this year’s festival, including Sleaford Mods, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Little Simz and Blossoms.

The two-day event, which takes place in Victoria Park on 11 and 12 June, will mark its tenth anniversary next year – and they already announced a stellar first handful of acts last year, including PJ Harvey, John Grant, Deerhunter and Skepta.

Now, they’ve added more acts to the bill. Girl Band, Kelela, Little Simz, Nao, Sleaford Mods, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Blossoms are set to perform. Yeasayer, whose highly anticipated new album Amen & Goodbye is set to drop in April, are also set to perform – marking the first opportunity to hear their new material live in the UK.

Tickets for Field Day 2016 are on sale now, and you can see the full line-up below. Buy Field Day tickets and get more information here.

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

Not content with bringing us PJ Harvey, Four Tet, John Grant and Goat (among others) this June, Field Day have gone and unleashed a brilliant second wave of announcements. It includes – deep breath – raging Nottingham punks Sleaford Mods, psych-rock cult heroes The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Kinshasa crew Mbongwana Star, Caribou’s techno alias Daphni, excellent DJ duo Bicep, NYC indie favourites Yeasayer and Parquet Courts, ferocious Canadian noise-rockers Metz, alt R&B queenKelela and incredible young Islington MC Little Simz.

With Skepta already on the line-up, Field Day festival also bolsters its grime credentials by adding crazy talented Lewisham MC Novelist. And they’ve also added three of our top artists to watch in 2016: Nao,Mabel and Formation. We’d advise booking your ticket, like, now.

Opening summer festival season in style, London’s most diverse festival festival,Field Day, returns to Victoria Park in East London this weekend.

One of this year’s headliners, Canadian electronic maverick Caribou, is sure to be bringing a blistering trademark audio-visual assault to match his sweet electro-tinged grooves. Another main act are reformed shoegaze legends Ride, who put Oxford on the guitar map when Radiohead were still just a twinkle in Thom Yorke‘s eye.

But headliners are just tip of the gigantic musical iceberg. As you might expect, there is a plethora of the hotly-tipped and devoutly followed indie acts around, from the kooky charm offensive of Liverpudlians Stealing Sheep to Django Django and Savages.

Both days also feature many of the acts GIITTV have been praising to the hilt of late. FKA Twigs‘ live show has seen her headline venues as illustrious as The Roundhouse, building on the critical and commercial success of her widely lauded (and minimally titled) debut album LP1. Imagine an unsettling blend of vocals reminiscent of Kate Bush and an exotic, sultry take on Massive Attack‘s slow motion breakbeat nightmares and you might start getting close to the enigma of FKA Twigs.

Ok, so we all know the Field Day line up is ridiculous and if you’re reading this it’s unlikely we need to instruct you to watch Caribou or Ride or Patti Smith because you obviously should. FKA Twigs, Hookworms, DIIV, Mac DeMarco, John Talbot,Savages, Matthew E. White and Run The Jewels are all amazing too. But we also wanted to share some of the less obvious picks you should make time for during the 6/7 June weekender in Victoria Park.

At the other end of the energy spectrum, US punks Ex-Hex should up the tempo with oodles of three-chord, three- minute garage rock pop charm executed with a don’t-give-a-shit snarl. Expect a sprint through some of the highlights of last year’s Rips LP, as the three piece set about making Green Day sound like one of Radiohead’s more pensive b-sides. The scratchy, wonderfully irritable sounds of Canada’s Viet Cong make for an altogether edgier experience. Or, if you’re in search of something a little more wry and humorous, the downbeat but uplifting sensibilities of Matthew E White might do the trick, combining an earthy folkiness and caustic lyrical wit with knowing nods to the sweet simplicity of original rock ‘n’ roll. As one his best known songs has it, ‘Rock and Roll Is Cold’; but his set will probably be one of the more heartwarming treats of Field Day.

There’s also a serious contingent of psyche to this year’s festival line up, for those looking to drift off to dimensions further flung than the portaloos and burrito stalls. Especially recommended by the GIITTV staff are Hookworms, whose trance-like guitar workouts boast echoes of Spacemen 3 or even veteran space rockers Hawkwind, with more than a dose of Krautrock minimalism. A trait they share with the equally lauded Telegram, whose Matt Wood actually spent 18 months working at Faust‘s HQ in Germany before forming the Anglo-Welsh outfit. And if that all sounds a bit fierce, then the more leisurely and serene sounds of Errors could be the remedy. A self-styled “post-electro” band from Glasgow, Scotland, they’re signed to Rock Action Records, the label founded and managed by the band Mogwai; and they clearly share a certain distinctive gliding sonic sparkle with their label bosses (as well as a love of referencing rave in their titles – ‘How Clean Is Your Acid House?’ being one). With a fresh album – their fifth – called Lease of Lifeemerging recently, the three piece will be showing why they’re one of the most celebrated new live acts around this weekend.