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Field Day Festival 2018 Preview

Brockwell Park is to be set aflame with two days of exceptional music on June 1st-2nd. This will be the twelfth outing for the brand, who have ensured that Field Day remains an exciting annual event, no exceptions.

With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that this year’s edition of the festival is turning heads in its direction; 2018’s line-up is particularly strong, with artists from across both the urban electronic, house and techno genres being well repped.

What happened last year?

2017’s Field Day featured an incredible cast of musicians, with some of the most exciting contemporary producers and DJs wowing crowds with blistering electronic performances.

Last year’s acts included the likes of Run The JewelsAphex TwinDeath GripsMike ParadinasForest SwordsLady Leshurr and Omar Souleymann, to name but a small handful. This year’s line-up is just as strong, though, so don’t worry!

Who’s playing?

This year sees some incredible artists, including Erykah BaduFever Ray, and Daniel Avery, alongside a heap of additional names like ThundercatFour Tet, and Gilles Peterson, so you’ve got some cracking music to get your ears around.

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Ones to watch…

With such an incredible line-up, selecting a handful of artists from the roster is a difficult task. Not perturbed, however, we have come up with little list of recommendations for who we think is totally unmissable.

Helena Hauff

First up (in no particular order) we have Helena Hauff. The Hamburg DJ, who cut her teeth at Hamburg’s Golden Pudel club. The tiny underground establishment saw Hauff causing a stir with her take on electro and techno. Her productions are a delight; all recorded via analog machinery. Check out her most recent album, 2017s A Tape if you want an example of how accomplished her productions are.

Barely Legal

You also need to get a load of the genre-defying Barely Legal, who managed to achieve critical acclaim by the tender age of 19, catching breaks on the likes of 1Xtra and Rinse FM. You can pretty much take for granted that, if you have made these two broadcasters, then you have made yourself a name. Barely Legal opts for a bass-heavy approach to her tracks. Check out her FACT mix, below, if you don’t believe us!


Coming across as the lovechild of Peaches, Kool KeithM.I.ADie Antword, and Princess Superstar, the Sass Pancakes producer, Ashnikko will bring some of the grimiest tracks you’ll be hearing all weekend, as she delivers her female-empowering message to the Field Day audience. Check out Sass Pancakes, below.

Children of Zeus

Konny Kon and Tyler Day, better known as Mancunian bass-music duo, Children of Zeus, will be bringing the noise from their North West home. You’ll know Konny Kon as one third of Broke ‘n’ English, and Tyler you will recognise as Hoodymann. Their sound has been picking up support across the board, with their soulful take on the bass genre setting them apart from their peers. Well worth a scope.


Can I still get tickets?

Yes! Tier 3 weekend tickets are currently available for £108.50, while Friday tickets are £54.45 and Saturday (tier 4) tickets are up for grabs at £59.95.


Featured Photo Credit: Samantha Milligan


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