Field Day – Weekend Highlights

With Field Day in Brockwell Park a week away, it’s a good time to look ahead to a few of the highlights of the weekend, outside of the more obvious attractions of the headline acts such as Erykah Badu, Gilles Peterson, and Four Tet.

The Lambeth Music Service, supports, schools, children and young people, families with music education. Their mission is simple, “That everyone has the right to high quality and meaningful musical experiences”. Working with the Lambeth Music Service, Field Day opened a competition to local artists where the winners get to perform on the main stage of Field Day 2018! Congratulations to young local artists Wu-Lu who will perform on Friday 1st of June, and Project Karnak and Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline playing on Saturday 2nd of June!

A number of the acts performing at this year’s Field Day were also winners in the Jazz FM Awards 2018 –

  • Breakthrough Act of the Year – Nubya Garcia (1st June)
  • Live Experience Of The Year + UK Jazz Act Of The Year – Ezra Collective (1st June)
  • Album Of The Year – Thundercat ‘Drunk’ (2nd June)
  • Vocalist Of The Year – Zara McFarlane (1st June)
  • Jazz Innovation Of The Year – Shabaka Hutchings (multiple projects) (The Comet is Coming & Sons of Kemet, 1st June)

Stage line-up at Field Day 2018

There would appear to be any number of activities going on the Village Mentality area of this year’s Field Day, including egg and spoon races, tug of war, and even sponge cake discus! However, the highlight on Saturday may well be the ‘Bikes & Bloomers’ talk by Dr Kat Jungnickel of Goldsmiths, University of London, telling the story behind how Victorian women forged new mobile public lives through cycle wear.

Bikes and Bloomers

Did anyone say chocolate? In the Village Mentality area on Friday between 6-8pm, Brixton’s The Chocolate Poetry Club present a showcase of award winning writers, readers and chocolate eaters.

And all this can be enjoyed with a refreshing pint from our local Herne Hill brewers Canopy and Bullfinch, who are both represented at the London Brewers’ Market at Field Day. Cheers!