TOWER London’s Guide to Field Day
Shades at the ready, London’s coolest festival is back. And this time, it’s better than ever. Oh yes, Field Day is returning to Victoria Park for not one but two days, which means even more great bands and live music. With the help of Field Day’s press officer Mimi Gabino, we’ve compiled a list of must-see acts.
It might seem like a no-brainer, but you really don’t want to miss Pixies. Despite forming nearly 30 years ago, Pixies are still commanding huge audiences around the world and have inspired everyone from Nirvana to Arctic Monkeys. If they were good enough for Kurt, they’re good enough for us.
East India Youth
No, East India Youth is not, as the name suggests, a community group for teenagers. Instead, it’s William Doyle, a singer and self-professed ‘sound gardener.’ Fresh from supporting alt-favourites Wild Beasts, East India Youth will be whipping Field Day into a Mac-induced frenzy. Think synth-pop vibes with electronic overtones. Lost? Don’t worry, you’ll be tapping your feet in time with the rest of the crowd before you know it.
They may have been going since 2006, but it’s only now that Future Islands are starting to get the widespread recognition they deserve. Partly down to their electrifying appearance recently on America’s Late Show with David Letterman and partly down to the release of their album Singles, Future Islands are all of a sudden the band to know.
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