A Beginners Guide to Field Day London
Why This One?
Field Day, a festival that doesn’t brag purely because their charming attendees do all the talking for them. Taking place Saturday 11th and Sunday 12 June in London’s Victoria Park. Located in the Tower hamlets area, a popular festival location that’s regularly filled with delightful summer goers. The bill mainly consists of indie pop mixed with some underground and folk artists. Styled as a typical English countryside fete, the village styled old school areas are a key selling point.
If you're looking for a festival slightly less manic and more of a calming sophisticated nature, Field Day really is the one for you. Last year fashion bible contributors Vogue made use of the event for an online blog to showcase the street chic style look. Check out the field fashion ambience to tempt you into getting a last minute ticket http://www.vogue.co.uk/event/f ield-day.
The star of Saturday’s list is award winning songwriter and vocalist James Blake. He has been nominated for many BRIT awards throughout the years including best male solo artist. His live performances range from Glastonbury to the Sydney Opera House and many other global destinations. The Field Day organisers must have worked some special kind of magic to secure this one man wonder. Taking all the attention on the Sunday is folk rock queen ‘PJ Harvey’ whom is the only act to have won the Mercury Music prize twice. She’s recived worldwide fame for her artistic sounds and blends into the event’s theme perfectly. The full list of acts can be found here.
The Other Bits
To showcase the favorable warm village fair styled theme and to celebrate the festivals 10th year, a range of games will be held throughout the weekend. This includes a nappy-wearing race…yes you heard us right. There’s sure no lack of imagination from the guys at FD. Definitely something for the list if theres a stag do amongst you. Timeless memories we’re sure, no doubt with some haunting photos that appear on Instagram within the hour. It’s not all bad, with these games does come the chance of winning some freebie treats including food and drink, everyone loves free grub.
With word of a coconut shy the gang at Licklist are already leaving their diaries free that weekend. It’s always a good day when coconuts involved. To add to to this fabulous list of summer going-ons, the guys from Street Feast ‘London’s greatest night markets and street food arenas’ are heading down. Reboot your energy levels with tasty picnic tastes from this years traders as well as grab an icy-cold beer of frozen margarita from the bar. To pick you up for the evening after a long day 'Tim Peaks' coffee is on hand to help and add another delight to the aromatic feel of the event. Offering the best quality fair-trade beans from the likes of Costa Rica, Brazil and Euthiopia. Lifes always a little better with a decent cup of coffee inside you.
Travel and Tickets
Due it’s central/based city location, there’s no camping at this one. Theres also no parking to worry about, as well...there is no facilities. Public transport is extermley accessible, to get there by tube use the central line to Bethnal Green or Mile End. You also have Bow Road and Stratford station. Check out the overground rail service routes as well. To add to that there are also a range of buses and bike options. Our top recommendation is to make use of the festival's partnershi p with Uber to get from your chosen station to the park. Their offering a free ride up to the value of £15! More infomation on this is available here if your fast.
Okay, now lets get down to it. Tickets! Don’t worry, they really are reasonable! A standard day ticket is a simple £54.50 for the Saturday and £49.50 for the Sunday. Or make a weekend of it for £94. VIP tickets have already been demolished apart from VIP Saturday ones, this is just an extra £20 at £74.50. Giving you access to the exclusive hospitality tent, cocktail bar, private toilets and you can fast track the queues. The festival also offer a 2-for-1 scheme for disables customers who require assistance. With just two weekends away and the majority of tickets gone, you really can’t afford to hang around on this. With vintage Indie Sounds, margaritas, exotic street food and amazing caffeine fix’s this really is a summer event to snap up. Plus, it’s always a bonus not going to a festival that’s in the middle of nowhere. Be in the know by keeping tabs on their Twitter page so you don’t miss out on any cheeky freebies or tips.
We’re waiting for you June!