5 sets you should catch at Field Day 2017

This year Field Day celebrates its 10 year anniversary on June 3, returning with a line-up that is as ambitious and impressive as we’ve come to expect from one of London’s most anticipated events. Below are five acts we think are worth checking out.

Forest Swords

Following the recent release of his LP, ‘Compassion’, Merseyside producer Matthew Barnes has announced a number of gigs and festival stops, including at Field Day. The aforementioned album was worth the four-year wait, merging skittering beats and organic instrumentation that bodes well for an intriguing live performance.


London collective SIREN have built their reputation through their London-based parties that aim to promote women & non-binary artists. Their monthly residency on NTS offers an insight into their broad musical style, ranging from dark techno to pulsating acid and everything in between. Expect an equally eclectic set as they open the Resident Advisor stage.

Run The Jewels

Hip hop has earned a reputation for often being underwhelming live, but groups such as Run The Jewels are firmly dispelling this notion. Their raucous, hyperactive sound is made for festival bills such as this, and with tickets for their show at the Roundhouse selling out within minutes, it makes this headline event that bit more special.


Moodymann’s live shows are as unexpected and mysterious as the Detroit man is himself. But it’s this spontaneous mindset to DJing that makes him such an exceptional performer, blending Hendrix into Dilla in a way no other artist could. His 2016 offering for the DJ Kicks series is proof of why he’s one to check out.

Aphex Twin

Little needs to be said of why Aphex’s set is a must. His first UK performance in five years comes at The Barn, the new stage for Field Day featuring a “high-powered sound system and one of the most technologically advanced lighting rigs around.” Don’t miss this.

Field Day comes to London’s Victoria Park, Saturday June 3. More information on the Field Day website.

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