London festival Field Day took place this weekend (June 7-8), spread across two days for the first time in its history. NME were there to witness both days. One highlight: the imperious Warpaint, whose main stage set on Saturday drew heavily on tracks from their knockout recent second album.
It wasn't solely album cuts from Warpaint, though: the LA four-piece also found time in their set to revive one of their earliest tracks, a woozy cover of David Bowie's 'Ashes To Ashes'.
Warpaint posing for NME's snapper onsite, looking typically badass.
Sky Ferreira was also present at the Victoria Park blowout, charging through tracks from her long-delayed debut album, 'Night Time, My Time'. Confusingly, however, she played in the day time.
We caught up with west London young gun Only Real while on our Field Day travels.
The awesome Only Real in action.
Aussie grunge racounteur Courtney Barnett doing her thang.
Barnett had been in town recently to play solo shows, but this time came armed with a band for an amped-up run through of tracks from her upcoming debut album. Get your skates on and release it already, won't you Courtney?
Looks like someone's getting in the mood for the World Cup... Courtney Barnett has a backstage kickabout between bands.
Punters enjoying the sun and sounds (if not the £5 a pint cost of beer).
Just as well the sun was out actually - a mud bath would have been a fashion disaster waiting to happen for the snazzily-attired Metronomy.
Metronomy's headline show on the Saturday night was their first ever festival headline billing. Welcome to the big leagues, guys.
Courtney Barnett wasn't the only Aussie at Field Day - here's Perth's mighty Pond in mid-flow.
Drenge might sound on record like a menancing pair of malevolent racketmakers, but look! They're really just an cuddling pair of luvvies really, bless 'em.
Drenge bringing the noise on Sunday.
Such was the heat on Sunday, Drenge had their legs out. Nice pins, Eoin.
Talking Heads-ish Londoners Theme Park enjoying a little chillin', a little 'illin'.
Childhood were another band to impress on Sunday, and not just with their dazzling unbuttoned retro shirts.
It all got a little out of control for Childhood onstage.
...but don't worry, they survived to tell the tale.
Temples were in stellar form, as expected from the Kettering crew.
Temples entertain the sun-kissed crowds on the main stage.
As if Temples weren't enough of a mindbending, psychedelic trip, the Horrors were next up, playing tracks from their new album, 'Luminous'.
On hand to close the festival were the Pixies, who opened with 'Wave of Mutilation' and hardly let up the pace from there, storming straight into 'Debaser'.
Pixies' career-spanning, 27-song set finished with - what else? - 'Where Is My Mind' and the London crowds departed Victoria Park, already looking ahead to next year. Only 363 days to go...