Field Day delivers a festival of two halves in new North London home

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What does a day festival need to have, besides a compelling line up, to keep punters interested?

For seasoned festival goers, it becomes increasingly difficult to ignore the details; location, infrastructure, ease of access, facilities and all the boring things you thought youd never care about.

Moving an entire festival a new location is never easy but Field Days move to Tottenham from Brockwell Park delivered a solid weekend of summer frolics despite the weather not playing ball for the most part.



The new Drumsheds location gave revellers a festival of two halves; lofty old warehouses provided the backdrop for the weekends techno offerings, while a short walk away, the outdoor main stage and other smaller stages created the more traditional set up.

It was just as well there was ample indoor space too, as Friday could have been a lot less enjoyable had there been no shelter.

Situated right beside the Ikea in Meridian Water, this area has already been drawing a club crowd since The Cause opened up nearby.

Jorja Smith at Field Day
Jorja Smith at Field Day (Picture: Eric Aydin Barberini)

The headlining acts each night were Skepta on Friday and Jorja Smith on Saturday, with the latter delivering an engaging and soulful performance that was perhaps a little too chill for closing out the show.

That said, there was the option to stay and enjoy the Late Night with Printworks and FACT – if you were able to get home from Tottenham at 3am that is.

Although, there are reports that the transition to the late night event didnt run quite smoothly.

Festival goers at Field Day
Festival goers at Field Day (Picture: Gobinder Jhitta)
Festival goers at Field Day
When the sun decided to show up (Picture: Gobinder Jhitta)

Highlights included Pusha Ts mainstage sing along and Mall Grab in the Printworks hangar.

The Black Madonna also drew huge interest on Saturday evening with a bop-filled set to end the day.

Elsewhere, gin brand Bulldog had a delightful enclave with a surprisingly good line up which featured the likes of Erol Alkan and Todd Terje. This was definitely the place to be when the sun came out on Saturday evening.



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