A tough time to be east London festival season institution Field Day. The indie extravaganza was booted out of its home of Victoria Park by event behemoth AEG, who were hosting a series of All Points East events the same weekend. No matter: Field Day has taken up residence in south London’s bougie Brockwell Park, though the line-up remains as thrillingly experimental and cutting-edge: the likes of jazz-funk don Thundercat, no-fucks hip-hop hero Princess Nokia and electro-punk don Fever Ray were all present and correct, and ready to wow us with unique, incendiary performances.
California's funk-jazz cult hero Thundercat – aka Stephen Lee Bruner – was all smiles during a sunny afternoon set.
It's official: smooth jazz sounds are all the rage these days.
You want team-ups? How's Thundercat and American living legend Erykah Badu? The latter performed solo, too, performing such faves as 'Next Lifetime' and 'Tyrone'.
Former NME magazine cover star Princess Nokia brought her jungle and noughties emo-inspired hip-hop to the appreciative south London masses.
Readers, she sampled Blink-182's 2003 heartbreak emo masterpiece 'I Miss You' and for this we must be forever grateful.
And that wasn't all: she all cover Sum 41's 'Fat Lip' We reckon it's about time those cheeky pop-punk scamps received a critical re-appraisal, to be honest.
After all that, she deserved a lie down.
From the rap brilliance of Princess Nokia to the entertaining incompetence of comedy MCs Kurupt FM: Field 2018 in two photos.
They might be grade-A pisstakers, but the highlight of the show came when Kurupt invited Birmingham rapper Jaykae for an onstage musical melee that incited a moshpit.
For many the main draw of the festival was electro-punk legend Fever Ray, who turned in a stunning, confounding set that was one-part punk rabble-rousing and one-part dazzling outsider art.
The audience unforgettable refrain from 'To The Moon And Back' right along with her. Look the lyrics up – they're well rude.
It was an uncompromising conclusion to a festival that's maintained its outsider spirit through thick and thin. Viva Field Day!