When? Saturday 2nd June 2012
Where? Victoria Park
Eat Your Own Ears know a thing or two about music. It seems, in fact, they know over 60 good things about music if the unbelievable line up of Field Day 2012 is to be believed. For one (hopefully) summer’s day in June, Victoria Park will be jangling with the sounds of sublime bands with the hip young things of Hackney and beyond dancing into the small hours (hat poised at a jaunty angle and skinny jeans are optional).
Expect aural as well as visual delights from the ever evolving Metronomy, the light show eponymous with sweet male / female vocals and a kick ass baseline.
Beirut are incredible live, playing every instrument you could imagine from an entire baltic orchestra with dreamy vocals and impressive songwriting that tells a thousand stories stretching from Mexico to Nantes.
Indie legends Franz Ferdinand make a much admired appearance. Feels like just yesterday I was leaping like a loon in the indie disco to “Take Me Out”. Expect jumping, and lots of it.
Also Andrew Bird fiddles his way into the line up alongside Austra, Gold Panda, Mazzy Star (who hasn’t performed for a few years!), Liars, Summer Camp, and Sleigh Bells to name but a few. Check out the rest of the line up.
Field Day is Saturday’s slightly scruffy teenage brother to Sunday’s more friendly, family pet The Apple Cart. But everyone knows that teenagers have the most fun, they drink the most drinks and also have the biggest hair, so get your ready-to-shake booty down to Victoria Park on Saturday 2nd June 2012 and celebrate the eclectic vision Field Day provides. And you don’t even have to leave the borough!