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Field Day 2015 In Photos: Patti Smith, Ride, Eagulls, Savages And More

London's Field Day festival took place over the weekend (June 6 – 7), with headliners Caribou, Ride and Patti Smith at the top of the bill and a load of great bands playing underneath, too. Here's the best photos from the weekend.

  • Eagulls can always be relied on for angry, skin-itching goodness, and they didn't disappoint: the Leeds post-punks provided one of Sunday afternoon's earliest highlights with their bracing set at the Eat Your Own Ears stage at 2.25pm.

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  • Here's Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, who took last year's album 'Nikki Nack' to Victoria Park.

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  • Saturday evening, meanwhile, saw headliner Caribou provide the perfect closing set on day one of Field Day. Here's Canadian maestro Dan Snaith powering through the warm, fuzzy brilliance of last year's 'Our Love' LP.

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  • Away from the main acts, there were treats-a-plenty at Field Day on the Saturday. Here's Brooklyn's Tei Shi, who played an early set at the Shacklewell Arms stage at 1pm and then later popped up again, too, for a mid-afternoon DJ set at the Band Stand.

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  • Over at the Crack Magazine stage, meanwhile, Canadian wunderkind Owen Pallett was in predictably fine form as he treated the crowd to the best cuts from last year's 'In Conflict' album.

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  • Liverpool trio Stealing Shape were on the Cracked Magazine stage on Saturday afternoon, too. The psychedelic folk band's second album, 'Not Real', was released in April of this year.

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  • Time for some bangers, now, courtesy of Australian DJ Chet Faker. The electronic musician was the penultimate act at the Cracked Magazine stage before FKA Twigs' headlining slot.

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  • Other acts to perform on the first day of this year's Field Day included Run The Jewels, Hudson Mohawke, Rat Boy and former Late Of The Pier member Sam Eastgate, who previewed his forthcoming debut album 'Inju' under his LA Priest moniker.

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  • FKA Twigs arrived on stage at the Crack Magazine tent 20 minutes late to play songs from her 2014 debut 'LP1'. Opening with 'Preface' and 'Video Girl', the singer danced around the white-lit stage in an orange jacket, black bra, printed trousers and black high heels. She was joined by two backing musicians while she performed the likes of 'Papi-Pacify', 'Two Weeks' and new track 'Glass & Patron'.

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  • And here's a man custom-built for lazy, hazy Sunday afternoons in the park, the one and only Mac DeMarco, in action on the EYOE stage on Sunday evening.

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  • That's not to say there wasn't room for some righteous rock'n'roll, too: here's the mighty Ex Hex, as they lay waste and bring the raucous fun to the Shacklewell Arms stage early on Sunday afternoon.

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  • Punters soak up the sun at Field Day, as they wait for the likes of Toy, Outfit and Hookworms to light up the Sunday afternoon.

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  • Savages previewed new material on the Shacklewell Arms stage. After opening their set with 'City's Full' and 'Shut Up' from their 2013 debut LP, 'Silence Yourself', the quartet launched into a segment featuring four new songs. The gradually building, rhythmic 'I Need Something New' began the section, followed by 'The Answer', 'Sad Person' and 'Slowing Down The World'.

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  • "I know it's hard times right now," frontwoman Jehnny Beth later told the crowd, referring to "the next five years" under the Tory government before 'Fuckers'. The band then closed their set with 'Husbands'.

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  • London trio Yak, meanwhile, put on one of the weekend's finest slots with their furiously intense live show. The band, who released their 'Plastic People' EP last month, were on the Verity Stage on Sunday evening.

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  • One of Sunday's highlights, meanwhile, saw New York punk-poet Patti Smith recreate her seminal 1975 album 'Horses' in full. Before the LP's final song, 'Elegie', she told the crowd the song had been written "in memory of Jimi Hendrix". "This song is for all the people we've lost," she continued, calling out the names of deceased friends like Robert Mapplethorpe and her husband Fred Sonic Smith.

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  • After finishing playing 'Horses' from start to finish, Smith added some extra songs to the set, following a rendition of 'Happy Birthday' for bassist Tony Shannan. 'Dancing Barefoot' was dedicated to "Polly Harvey", while a cover of The Who's 'My Generation' - the final song of the set - was preceded by Smith recalling where she was when Rolling Stones drummer Brian Jones died.

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  • And then there was Ride: the reformed shoegaze band were on hand to close out this year's Field Day, and what a reunion it was. The band, who first split in 1996 with guitarist Andy Bell going on to join Oasis, played songs including 'Black Nite Crash', 'Birdman' and 'Leave Them All Behind' to bring this year's festival to an end.

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