London festival will be headlined by Ride and Caribou
Gengahr, Yak and Beach Baby lead the latest additions to this year’s Field Day festival.
Field Day 2015 takes place in London’s Victoria Park from June 6-7. Already confirmed are headliners Caribou and Ride, plus big name artists including Patti Smith, Mac DeMarco, FKA Twigs and more.
Jungle have also confirmed they will host a DJ bandstand on the Saturday of the festival (June 6). As well as their own set, the duo will be joined by Django Django, Shura, Tei Shi, Beaty Heart, Oceaán and XL DJs.
Yesterday (May 5), Gengahr confirmed they will follow a string of intimate shows supporting The Maccabees later this month (May) with a headline tour in October. The four piece release their debut album ‘A Dream Outside’ on June 15 via Transgressive Records.
Meanwhile, London-based trio Yak release their debut three-track EP ‘Plastic People’ on May 25. Last month NME premiered EP track ‘Smile’ – listen here.
At the start of this week (May 4), Matthew E. White was added to the Field Day line-up. White released his latest album ‘Fresh Blood’ in March and will perform on the Sunday of the festival (June 7) on a bill that already includes DIIV, Ex Hex, Gaz Coombes, Savages and Viet Cong.
In an ambitious move, Field Day have started a petition to recreate the “collaboration” captured at the NME Awards in February, with a Facebook event entitled “Can we get Jimmy Page to guest with Run the Jewels at Field Day 2015?!” The page description reads, “After that picture of Jimmy Page and Run the Jewels at the NME Awards appeared in February, we got to thinking – what if they really would come to together to form the best super-group of 2015?”
They go on to write “So here we are, asking for you to help us make the dream come true! Spread the word to help make Field Day 2015 a year to remember.”