Field Day 2012
The Internet: Such smooth soulful vibes. Good performance for their first festival. Sound was way off though and at times, despite even being outside the tent, it was ear peircing.
Eats Everything: Completely lived up to expectations. Steady danceable house beats for a full hour due to the late removal of Rusties timeslot. Wasn’t complaining.
Blawan: Caught the latter half of Blawans set and it was phenominal. Thumping beats, creative, enjoyable and the atmosphere was at it’s highest once the sun came out too.
Django Django: Couldn’t get into the tent for this one. So many trendy looking people wanting to be there for the sake of being there. Nobody moving about, people laughing about texts that they had received and giggling at the lack of rain. Much more enjoyable once I was outside in the sun.
Hudson Mohawke: Insane. Loved it. Can’t complain. Would’ve loved to of heard ‘Ooops’ but obviously there’s more in his catalogue than that.
Rustie: Disappointing. Moved to 6pm. Played 20 minutes then left. Nuff said.
Metronomy: Fantastic band. Commanded the main stage brilliantly. Again however, there appeared to be a lot of people just ‘there’. No real atmosphere. I think it’s where my love is lost with Victoria Park. Saying that, when Metronomy played Lovebox last year you couldn’t move for people enjoying themselves!
It was too busy to see SBTRKT. As per usual Field Day stuck massive acts on smaller stages with no real forethought and the cunty people that attend these events to be cunts, just pushed their way to the front with no real interest in those who had been there for a while. We moved on to Zomby…
…who is another cunt who never shows up to his shows. Instead, we were treated to Karenn (AKA Pariah) who played an absolutely stomping Techno set from start to finish. Ironically, the sound in the Bleed Stage was better than any other tent, and it was one of the smallest ones!
Gold Panda: Lit up the stage and brought the danceable glitchy rhythms to London like nobody else had done that day. Everyone was really feeling it and as the rain came down more and more people packed in to see him. As SBTRKT was still playing, the remaining crowd filtered into this tent and ended up with an upbeat atmosphere of people who just wanted to have a good time.
Finally, Modeselektor… Wow. What a way to close the festival. Anthem after anthem. The light show was immense, the beats varied from Afrobeat to Bashment to Electro to Dubstep to Techno to House… it was so eclectic you just didn’t know what was coming next. Shame about the crowd again though…
And don’t get me wrong. I love festivals, and love giving a shove as much as the next person. I am not opposed to crowd. For some reason yesterday though, it seemed as the people there were extra specially cunty.
Final note to Field Day: Queuing to get in for 50 minutes despite being early, to queue to pay someone who queued to pay someone to get you a drink (a £5 Koppaberg at that…), and massive artists being put in tiny tents (E.G. SBTRKT). Not so good. I suggest you attend Lovebox in a few weeks time, take note and see how different organisers with the same field do things.
Hudson Mohawke - OOOPS!!!
Numbers & Black Atlantic present… in a London Warehouse
The party will take place in a Warehouse in central London - a small amount of tickets are back on sale now - do not sleep.
We have added a very special guest (TBA soon) - and Remote Location (who do all our design), Thomas Traum, Mike Tucker & Novak Collective will now be performing a visual showcase during the night.
HUDSON MOHAWKE, JAMIE XX, JACKMASTER, DEADBOY, REDINHO, SPENCER, SPECIAL GUEST & VISUAL SHOWCASE
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