Field Day – Jamie xx, James Blake, and many more

Saturday 6th August 2011 – Victoria Park, London, E2

Further artists confirmed for East London spectacular!

Jamie xx, James Blake, Carl Craig, Warpaint, Faust and more join the likes of Wild Beasts, Electrelane, John Cale, Tortoise and The Horrors

About Group / Anna Calvi / Carl Craig / Casper C / Chad Valley / Chimes / Clock Opera / Connan Mockasin / Eat Your Own Ears DJ’s / Farnborough Concert Band Of The Royal British Legion / Faust / Givers / Glasser / Huw Stephens / James Blake / James Holden / Jamie xx / L-VIS 1990 / Michael Mayer / Prizes / SBTRKT / The History Of Apple Pie / Tribes / Warpaint / Zola Jesus

Tickets £39.50


Field Day announce further artists for their 2011 festival.  After the sun drenched success of last years show the Field Day team vowed to pull together their finest bill yet and these artists add yet another dimension to what is already being lauded as the most creative line up of the summer festivals.

Field Day is thrilled to confirm Jamie xx, producer, remixer and one third of Mercury Music Prize winning band, The xx.  The hottest producer in town, admired for recent work with Gil Scott Heron, Adele and Florence and the Machine his DIY sound is now just a popular as the shiny sheen on modern pop.  His thoughtful and nostalgic DJ sets span everything from post-dubstep to classic 90’s house.  Expect a road block for this one!

An exceptional talent, James Blake’s dub step, r n’ b and hip hop sampling exercises and plaintive piano tracks have made his eponymous debut album the soundtrack to the summer.  His intelligent recasting of urban music has marked him out as the perfect modern pop star and Field Day welcomes him for live performance to this leafy corner of east London.

Detroit House producer and dance music legend Carl Craig is a very special guest at this year’s festival and he has promised to deliver a very special and exclusive set.  Field Day can’t reveal any more about this yet but they will and you will be excited!

Warpaint bring their ambient alt-country, post rock all the way from LA to Victoria Park.  Their melodramatic, dense, dark, dreamscapes justify their tag as the hipsters de jour and this is definitely a must see performance.

Seminal German Krautrock band Faust perform a set from their vast back catalogue proving just why this avant garde group are such a pivotal influence of the development of ambient and industrial music.

Anna Calvi, fresh for a BBC Sound of 2011 nomination has just released her self titled debut album on Domino Records to much critical acclaim with NME calling the album ‘the first great record of 2011’.  Anna Calvi fearlessly rejects current pop trends and has fashioned a bench mark album, augmented by the tumult of her voice and tales of intimacy, passion and loneliness.

Featuring members of Hot Chip and Spiritualized / Spring Heel Jack anticipation is high for About Group’s improvised, instinctive group interplay.  Excitement abound for SBTRKT who continues to push the boundaries of progressive electronic bass driven music.

Cologne resident Michael Mayer records for the revered Kompakt label and is a key figure in the German electronic scene while East London is represented by L-VIS 1990.

Bloggers Delight founder and hard to pin down DJ Casper C is always a Field Day highlight whilst the Eat Your Own Ears DJ’s will keep the crowd on their toes and Field Day regular and genre defying DJ James Holden ensures the dance fraternity are well catered for.

Taking the stage will be Clock Opera, a one man operation, yet somehow Guy Connelly makes sublime and transcendent electronic pop music that is extraordinarily accessible.  Clock Opera have been an elusive live act so music lovers get a rare opportunity to appreciate their idiosyncratic, electronic, organic sounds which is performed with a full band.

Glasser’s experimental music blends densely layered electronic sounds with acoustic instrumentation and the gothic ambience and digital sheen of her debut album ‘Ring’, has been compared to Fever Ray, Bat For Lashes, Bjork and Florence and the Machine.  Hipster Goth siren, Zola Jesus packs a brutal emotional punch.

Givers bring their psychedelic buoyancy and optimistic exoticism whilst Radio 1’s champion of new music Huw Stephens returns to the decks at Field Day to play some of the finest unsigned, underground and under the radar music around.

Tribes have already amassed a large cult following after a series of euphoric live show and their twisted gorgeous pop songs look set to take Lo-fi all the way to popstardom.

Prizes make woozy, grainy, dreamy tunes of the sort that’s extremely en vogue these days, but with a clarity of sound and love for a chorus that makes them unique whilst Eat Your Own Ears regular Chimes is a DJ and self professed Traktor enthusiast from North London.

The History Of Apple Pie’s guitar driven pop melodies, Connan Mockasin’s New Zealand psychedelic pop music, much heralded Oxford artist Chad Valley and the rousing sounds of The Farnborough Concert Band Of The Royal British Legion all add more colour and character to the show.

Promoter Tom Baker of Eat Your Own Ears comments, “I am so excited by the Field Day line up this year, this second wave of acts really represents some of the best cutting edge electronic artists out there, with the likes of Carl Craig, James Blake (live), James Holden and Jamie xx alongside Warpaint an absolutely phenomenal live band… And we still have more to add”

With more artists to be announced as well as details of the Village Mentality area Field Day raises the bar once again in its quest to bring you the very best in sonic entertainment.

Current Artists Confirmed

About Group / Actress / Anna Calvi / Ariels Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Carl Craig / Casper C / Chimes / Clock Opera / CocknBullKid / Connan Mockasin / Ducktails / Eat Your Own Ears DJ’s / Electrelane / Factory Floor / Farnborough Concert Band Of The Royal British Legion / Faust / Givers / Glasser / Gruff Rhys / Huw Stephens / Hype Williams / James Blake / James Holden / Jamie Woon / Jamie xx / John Cale / Konono No.1 / L-VIS 1990 / Mark Kozelek / Matthew Dear / Michael Mayer / Mount Kimbie / Omar Souleyman / Oneohtrix Point Never / Pearson Sound / Prizes / Roska / SBTRKT / Sun Ra Arkestra / The Coral / The History Of Apple Pie / The Horrors / Tortoise / Tribes / Trophy Wife / Twin Shadow / Warpaint / Wild Beasts / Willy Mason / Zola Jesus

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