With the sunshine beaming down on London’s Victoria Park, Field Day 2013 was the biggest and best yet. Kicking off the UK summer festival season, acts like Animal Collective and Disclosure whipped the crowd into such a frenzy that The Times’ leading music critic mused ‘[it is] hard to think of a better one day festival in the country.’
With the help and expert guidance of the Ingenious VCT Team, Field Day has been transformed over the years into the go-to festival for hipsters young and old alike, attracting industry music lovers and celebrities such as Alexa Chung. This year’s acts ranged all the way from the African rhythms of Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited and 80s influenced indie R&B of Solange Knowles (Beyoncé’s younger sister) to the darker more anarchic Savages and the Bob Dylan inspired psychedelic folk of Kurt Vile.
As well as each of its tent filling acts, Field Day once again provided the additional quirks that continue to make it so unique. Walking around the site you will come across some of the more unexpected activities this festival has to offer; a slalom wheelbarrow race, the Venn Street Market lifted straight out of Clapham Common, a brass band playing Britney Spears, and even a nettle eating competition.
The bar has now been set at such a high level, we cannot wait to see what next year has in store, and with positive reviews of the festival flooding in, it is clear that Field Day has now firmly established itself as one of the top summer festivals in the UK.