Field Day festival took place in London’s Victoria Park at the weekend (Aug 6). The one day event encompasses bands, DJs and wacky games such as this mammoth tug of war match.
Warpaint were among the bands on the line-up for the unusually dry festival. Read our review from Field Day over on the festivals blog.
Warpaint ran through tracks from their 2010 album ‘The Fool’ during their Field Day set.
Over the years Field Day has suffered from bad weather and bad organisation but reports from this year’s bash were more positive.
Faris of The Horrors surveys the Field Day crowd. The band played the event alongside Wild Beasts, Warpaint and numerous others.
A blindfolded corn on the cob contest was just one of the overtly kerazy events that took place during Field Day 2011.
The Horrors ran through much of their warmly-received third album ‘Skying’ during their Field Day set. You can hear the whole LP on NME.COM now.
Zola Jesus takes a detour during her Field Day set to meet some of the crowds. The girl on the left woke up eventually.
Denim dungarees were de rigeur round the Village Green area of Field Day. Expect the fashion to spread through Hoxton over the coming months.
Zola Jesus onstage at Field Day 2011. Read our verdict on the bash online now.
Wild Beasts told NME earlier this year that the festivals will be the true test for ‘Smother’, and judging by the reaction they received at Field Day, they have nothing to worry about.
The wheelbarrow race gets under way in Victoria Park for Field Day. Keep up to date with all things festival at NME.COM/festivals now.
Wild Beasts onstage at Field Day. They were the unoffical headliners of a line up that included James Blake, Jame Woon, Tribes and Emerge NME Radar Tour band S.C.U.M..
Grey clouds hover ominously above Victoria Park. Field Day has been beset by downpours over the years of its short life.
Connan Mockasin onstage at Field Day 2011. Grab a free MP3 from the musician on NME.COM.
Crowds gather for Wild Beasts at Field Day 2011. Keep up to date with 2011’s festival season over at NME.COM/festivals.