08 May 2019
Here's just a handful of reasons to bag an exclusive native student Field Day ticket
Field Day is back once again for 2019 with a fresh new venue and a line up to match. After departing from Brockwell Park the festival has found itself in possibly the coolest location yet - Meridan Water.
With 10 acres of outdoor space, four warehouses with a 10,000 capacity and with no residential areas nearby, Field Day can party late into the night.
2019 looks set to be their biggest and best outing to date. No restrictions, bigger capacity and partying all night long, nice.
And did we mention the line-up? Here's just a few of the artists up and down the line up we're getting hyped for:
What more need we say? Grime royalty and founding member of the legendary Boy Better Know, Skepta's newest album Ignorance Is Bliss drops just one week before the festival and we can't wait.
Grammy nominee, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Stormzy and Kali Uchis collaborator, a UK RnB Chart #1 album and all by 21, Jorja Smith is well on her way to becoming a national treasure. Citing Amy Winehouse among other influences, Jorja Smith's unreal vocals mix jazzy neo-soul with futuristic RnB and pop.
Piloted by frontman Davey Newington, Boy Azooga, one of Wales' top exports in recent years bring a lively mix of all of their favourite genres and sounds melted down into one. From symphonic arrangements to motorik krautrock, hints of 70s Ethio-jazz and Happy Mondays, this quartet are among some of the bands reigniting the hype of British bands once again.
A DJ whose eclectic taste and diverse sets have seen her breakthrough every scene and accelerate toward being one of the UK's top selectors. There's little that the Edinburgh-born Eclair Fifi hasn't done. Holding down residencies for the likes of BBC Radio 1's "In New DJs We Trust", hosting monthly shows on NTS, curating Warehouse Project stages and performing at the likes of Dekmantel, SXSW and more - we're struggling to find anything that Clair Stirling aka Eclair Fifi hasn't achieved in her career (she's also an illustrator and model as if being a top DJ wasn't enough).
The poster boy of lo-fi house, Mall Grab in a young Australian DJ sky-rocketing his way through the new wave of DJs pushing vintage sounds in a new context. Expect grainy, saturated kicks, fried synths and crunchy acidic basslines.
Heading to Meridian Water off the back of their eighth studio album, Why Hasn't Every Everything Already Disappeared, Deerhunter will be bringing their spaced-out indie-rock ready to fill every corner of the warehouse with luscious, technicolour sound.
Another incredible artist with brand new sounds in album form. Homeshake's woozy synths, floating guitar and lo-fi drums provide a blend of jazzy, introverted RnB - a kind of 2019 lo-fi bedroom pop Chet Baker.
Mixmag's 2016 DJ of the year, The Black Madonna is an absolute dance music veteran. Having cut her teeth in the infamous Chicago scene, TBM brings uplifiting and soaring tunes alongside more serious selections. Overall it's her bonkers enthusiasm and positive attitude toward DJing that makes her the true life of any party she starts.