And it kicks off in fine style this weekend with Field Day and its cool-as-fuck bands and artists. Easily the trendiest festival in London, Field Day kicked off seven years ago and is composed entirely of the hottest new bands currently making waves. Indie through to electronica – anything that is left of the mainstream, yet destined for big things, is what you’ll find here.
This year sees the likes of electro-pop outfit Chvrches, who we caught at Village Underground last month and were blown away by, along with the likes of indie darlings Daughter, post-punk and Joy Division-enamoured Savages, and creative curio-oddities Animal Collective (above), who are the main stage headliners.
There will also be south London’s bright young stars Palma Violets, whose debut album 180 has well and truly lived up to the hype. The band have also just undertaken a tour that saw them play the length and breadth of the country and share the stage with the modfather himself, Paul Weller.
Meanwhile, Toy are out to show why they are the latest NME fan’s favourite, and Mancunian indie-pop foursome Everything Everything will be bringing the sunny vibes to the party. Best of all, there are 68 other acts spread over this one-day line-up, and all for under £50. So head east, folks – the summer has landed, festival season is well and truly on. You best try and keep up!
May 25 | Doors at 12pm | £49.50
Victoria Park, E9 7DE
TubE | Mile End