Field Day’s new home for 2018 revealed

The London festival is upping sticks

London festival Field Day is moving from Victoria Park to Brockwell Park for its 2018 edition.

The festival was revealed to be moving location last month. Field Day has been held in East London’s Victoria Park since its inception in 2007 – this year, it played host to the likes of Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, and Nina Kravitz.

Now, a letter posted to local residents has confirmed that Field Day 2018 will take place in Brockwell Park in Brixton, South London, over the weekend of June 2. An official announcement is expected next week.

Since the inaugural event in 2007, Field Day has played host to a hugely varied assortments of artists including the likes of Patti Smith, Air, Ride, Slowdive, Bat For Lashes, and Disclosure.

This year also saw the introduction of The Barn, a huge hanger-style indoor arena that played host to Aphex Twin’s first live show in five years.

Praising the set, NME wrote: “As a swirl of blue light announces the arrival of the experimental electro pioneer aka Richard James, the sense of anticipation peaks for the day. Distorted video of the wide-eyed crowd plays out on the screens of the venue as lasers pan across the long-awaited gig – which is being livestreamed across the world – but the man himself is focussed on delivering his set, with mind-blowing tunes of his own taking pride of place alongside the likes of Kamixlo and Plastician.”