The 2018 Lowdown.

Moving to a new location in 2018, Field Day is all about embracing summer vibes, creating a sense of community and dancing until late.

It’s the best festival for discovering new and upcoming acts with two main stages to move between over two days.

Number of attendees

30,000 attend the festival

Year founded

2007

Music genres

Indie Rock, Underground Electronica, Acoustic Folk

Headliners.

Q&As

  • Give us the lowdown on the festival.

    Field Day is one of London's leading festivals, held at the beginning of every June. It began life in Victoria Park in East London but will this year be making the journey south of the river for the first time to Brockwell Park near Brixton. Field Day is a two-day affair this year, 1st-2nd June, and features some of the coolest names in music, alongside incredible food from Venn Street Market and Street Feast, and a very special IPA courtesy of Five Points Brewing Company.

  • What should we wear to Field Day?

    Field Day is in a word casual. It's got a come as you are vibe that we love. It's not about dressing to impress, it's dressing to feel good - and that's what music is all about.

  • What kind of music genres can you hear at Field Day?

    Every year Field Day prides itself on an eclectic line up that offers something for everyone, whether it be techno, jazz, indie, rap, and anything in between.

  • Who are the key headliners this year?

    Artists performing this year include jazz queen Erykah Badu, south London local boy Loyle Carner, electro-pop goddess Fever Ray, Earl Sweatshirt, Charlotte Gainsbourg and many more.

  • What's unique about Field Day?

    The amazing street food - Five Points brewery makes their own Field Day Beer. Also, our diverse line up, which always includes some special UK exclusives.

Weather.

It's the UK so who knows what could happen - here's a prediction for this year's event. It's worth noting rain ready gear is a must when it comes to UK festivals, whatever the forecast says.

7 hours of sunshine
16° with highs of 20°C
27% chance of rain.

Where to stay.

There’s no camping available, so find a hotel nearby to head back to once the night is over. The venue is in the borough of Lambeth so there are plenty of places to rest your head. Here are a few to check out:

Food and drink.

There’s a huge choice when it comes to grabbing a bite at Field Day - including:

  • Street Feast - Choose from a range of street food vendors, offering everything from Mexican to fish to grilled meat.
  • Venn Street Market - A huge host of international food vendors can be found in this area including Indian cuisine, waffles and Jamaican dishes.
  • London Brewers Market - Craft brewers will be offering a selection of beers with breweries such as The Five Points Brewing Company, Hackney Brewery, Beavertown Brewery and One Mile End Brewery - all offering specially brewed beers.

Extras.

Village Mentality has always been the theme - Field Day is all about creating a community of music lovers who can come together to have fun. Look out for:

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  • Eating Contests

    The infamous Field Day eating contest will take place again this year. The food is still TBC so be prepared for anything.

  • Sports day games.

    Join a team and take part in the watermelon relay race or a blindfolded three-legged race.

  • Cake building (and eating contest).

    You can have your cake - and eat it - this year. The organisers are thinking of having you make a Brixton Windmill cake design on the day that you can scoff afterwards.

How to get there.

Tube.

Get the tube to Brixton Tube Station, then walk 12 minutes to the festival. You can also get the tube to Clapham North, which is a 22 minute walk to the festival.

Bus.

Nearby buses include: 2, 3, 27, 68, 196, 201, 322, 415, 432 and 468.

Plane.

There are a huge number of airports around London to fly to. Heathrow airport connects directly to the London Underground, making it one of the easiest for accessing central London.

What to pack.

Anything goes at Field Day - it's all about being creative and a free spirit when it comes to fashion. Here’s what to throw in your rucksack.

Maxi dress.

Embrace those boho vibes with a flowy maxi dress that you can wear all day. Looks great with a leather jacket and sunnies when the sun goes in.

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Cargo shorts.

Pray for sun and get those legs out. Cargo shorts also mean you don't need to worry about a bag with all those pockets to hand.

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T-shirt.

A plain top is the best choice - it works with everything and should keep you cool after a day of dancing.

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We’ve got more style inspo here via our Five Things Your Festival Suitcase Needs blog post. Didn't get tickets for Field Day? We've also got a round up of festivals you can still get tickets for in 2018.