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A small allocation of tickets exclusively for 18-25 year olds will be made available fro 24 hours only on Thursday the 4th of October at 11am exclusively via youth website Live for their special Four Tet day here

Four Tet gave his only interview to the magazine last month, read the exclusive here

We’re sad to say that The Big Pink have had to reschedule tomorrow’s show due to health reasons.
Watch this space for announcements of the new date.

Four Tet and Eat Your Own Ears Present:
Brixton All Nighter:
Four Tet & Caribou B2B DJ Set
Ben UFO
Floating Points
James Holden
Pangea
Pearson Sound
Plus guests
O2 Academy Brixton
Friday 2nd November 2012
10pm till late 
Tickets £5
Excitement following the announcement of this very special show via Four Tet’s Twitter on Tuesday 8th May spread like wildfire – with the limited pre-sale selling out in a matter of hours, even before announcement of the line up.
‘I saw Fugazi at Brixton in the 90’s… £5 ticket, no light show, no bullshit… one of the best things I’ve ever seen’, he Tweeted. ‘this is kind of inspired by that I guess ‘. Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet 
News of this and his new single Jupiters being released even caused Four Tet’s name to trend on Twitter in the UK on Tuesday afternoon. 
When the tickets went on general sale on Thursday afternoon, demand was so high that they sold out in under 10 minutes…!

Four Tet and Eat Your Own Ears Present:

Brixton All Nighter

Four Tet & Caribou B2B DJ Set
Ben UFO
Floating Points
James Holden
Pangea
Pearson Sound
Plus guests

O2 Academy Brixton
Friday 2nd November 2012
10pm till late 
Tickets £5

Excitement following the announcement of this very special show via Four Tet’s Twitter on Tuesday 8th May spread like wildfire – with the limited pre-sale selling out in a matter of hours, even before announcement of the line up.

‘I saw Fugazi at Brixton in the 90’s… £5 ticket, no light show, no bullshit… one of the best things I’ve ever seen’, he Tweeted. ‘this is kind of inspired by that I guess ‘. Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet

News of this and his new single Jupiters being released even caused Four Tet’s name to trend on Twitter in the UK on Tuesday afternoon. When the tickets went on general sale on Thursday afternoon, demand was so high that they sold out in under 10 minutes…!

Here at EYOE towers, we’re super excited now it’s less than a month until Field Day and The Apple Cart! It may have been the wettest April ever recorded in a period of drought, but now the sunshine is round the corner, and what better way to spend the first half of the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend, than sitting in Victoria Park, with two days of what promises to be the best line ups in either festivals history!

 

FIELD DAY
Afrocubism / Andrew Bird / Austra / Baxter Dury / Beirut / Blanck Mass / Blawan / Blood Orange / Citizens! / Com Truise / Crocodiles / Daniel Avery / Death Grips /Django Django/Double Denim/ Eats Everything / Errors / Fennesz / Franz Ferdinand / Friends / Gold Panda / Grimes / Here We Go Magic / Hudson Mohawke – Live / Huw Stephens DJ / Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard / Jen Long DJ /Jessie Ware / Julia Holter / Julio Bashmore / Justin Spear / Kindness / Korallreven / Koreless/ Kassem Mosse / Last Dinosuars / Laurel Halo / Liars /Maya Jane Coles / Mazzy Star / The Men /  Metronomy / Modeselektor / Outfit / Papa M / Peaking Lights/ Pond / R. Stevie Moore / Revere / Rocketnumbernine / Rustie / SBTRKT / Sleigh Bells / Spector / Theme Park / Tim Burgess DJ / Tortoise / To Kill a King / The Vaccines / Toy / Two Jackels / UMA / Zomby / Zulu Winter  AND MORE
THE APPLE CART
MUSIC
Adam Ant/ Beth Jeans Houghton / Gaz Coombes / Gilles Peterson / Inner City / Josh T Pearson / Kid Creole & The Coconuts / Lianne La Havas / Noah & The Whale / Penguin Cafe / Scritti Politti / Stornoway and MUCH MORE
COMEDY
Josie Long / Phill Jupitus / Quartet Improv / Sean Lock / Shappi Khorsandi / Rich Hall / AND MUCH MORE
Plus Art & Literature, Art Car Boot FAir, Penguin Books House of Fairy Tales, Film, Theatre, Magic Tent and Cabaret

 

FIELD DAY
Afrocubism / Andrew Bird / Austra / Baxter Dury / Beirut / Blanck Mass / Blawan / Blood Orange / Citizens! / Com Truise / Crocodiles / Daniel Avery / Death Grips /Django Django/Double Denim/ Eats Everything / Errors / Fennesz / Franz Ferdinand / Friends / Gold Panda / Grimes / Here We Go Magic / Hudson Mohawke – Live / Huw Stephens DJ / Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard / Jen Long DJ /Jessie Ware / Julia Holter / Julio Bashmore / Justin Spear / Kindness / Korallreven / Koreless/ Kassem Mosse / Last Dinosuars / Laurel Halo / Liars /Maya Jane Coles / Mazzy Star / The Men /  Metronomy / Modeselektor / Outfit / Papa M / Peaking Lights/ Pond / R. Stevie Moore / Revere / Rocketnumbernine / Rustie / SBTRKT / Sleigh Bells / Spector / Theme Park / Tim Burgess DJ / Tortoise / To Kill a King / The Vaccines / Toy / Two Jackels / UMA / Zomby / Zulu Winter  AND MORE!

For more information, visit www.fielddayfestivals.com

THE APPLE CART

MUSIC
Adam Ant/ Beth Jeans Houghton / Gaz Coombes / Gilles Peterson / Inner City / Josh T Pearson / Kid Creole & The Coconuts / Lianne La Havas / Noah & The Whale / Penguin Cafe / Scritti Politti / Stornoway and MUCH MORE

COMEDY
Josie Long / Phill Jupitus / Quartet Improv / Sean Lock / Shappi Khorsandi / Rich Hall / AND MUCH MORE

Plus Art & Literature, Art Car Boot FAir, Penguin Books House of Fairy Tales, Film, Theatre, Magic Tent and Cabaret

For more information, visit www.theapplecartfestival.com

We are very pleased to present The xx at three intimate London shows

The xx are set to make their live return with three intimate London shows later this month. The shows will act as a warm up for a summer of European festival appearances.
The dates are: 

14th May                 Electrowerkz, Islington, London
15th May                 Chats Palace, Hackney, London
18th May                 Battersea Arts Centre, Battersea, London

To ensure everyone has an equal chance of attending these special shows, tickets will be available through a lottery system. To enter the lottery, fans should head to http://bit.ly/xx-lottery 

Entry for the ticket lottery is open now and closes at 9am on Tuesday 8th May. Winners will be given a unique code giving them the opportunity to purchase tickets for their selected event. Tickets are priced at £19.50 each plus booking fee. 

Eat Your Own Ears will be presenting some of it’s newest and shiniest bands at SXSW next week, alongside our mighty friends from across the globe, The Windish Agency and Laneway Festival.

Hopefully see you there for a cocktail and 10 of the best bands at SXSW.

BLOOD ORANGE
CHAIRLIFT
CLOCK OPERA
DJANGO DJANGO
DZ DEATHRAYS
HUSKY
KINDNESS
TWERPS
ZULU WINTER

+SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

New artists confirmed for Field Day 2012:

Blawan

Blood Orange

Daniel Avery (Stopmakingme)

Django Django

Friends

Huw Stephens DJ

Julia Holter

Justin Spear DJ

Kindness

Korallreven

Koreless

Liars

Modeselektor

Previously announced:

 

Afrocubism / Andrew Bird / Baxter Dury / Beirut / Com Truise

Death Grips / Errors / Fennesz / Franz Ferdinand / Gold Panda / Grimes

Here We Go Magic / Hudson Mohawke – Live / Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard

Julio Bashmore / Metronomy / Outfit / Maya Jane Coles / Mazzy Star

Papa M / Peaking Lights / R. Stevie Moore / Revere / Rocketnumbernine

Rustie / SBTRKT / Spector / THE MEN / Theme Park / Tortoise

To Kill a King / The Vaccines / Zomby / Zulu Winter

plus more artists to be announced…

 

Field Day is delighted to announce the next set of acts on the 2012 bill. Joining recent additions, Mazzy Star, Grimes, Death Grips and Zomby are the legendary electronic duo Modeselektor

Adopting a production ethos of, ‘create, distort, recycle’, the sonic boundary pushing producers are by their own admission, more of a live act than studio musicians so expect an exuberant performance from the Bugged Out! stage headliners.
Straight from the UK underground is Blawan, who is sure to set the Bugged Out! stage alight with his lucid electronic and heavily percussive productions; while Sweden’s finest new exponents of woozy, electro-pop, Korallreven, will in contrast be providing a heady mix of what Pitchfork termed, “space-disco-via-pastoral-ambient beauty”. Also confirmed are psychedelic art-pop four-piece Django Django who are set to release their debut self-titled album this month and classically-trained keytarist from Echo Park Julia Holter, who will be performing her witty, surreal and at times off-kilter songs with the minimal instrumentation and crystalline vocals style for which she’s fast becoming known.
DJ sets are being left in the safe hands of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and ATP/Sterolab regular Justin Spear who is best known for his taking listeners on a journey through film soundtracks, cult, French pop and other obscure sounds on his slot University of Strange on BBC 6Music’s Freak Zone. Recently chosen by Andy Weatherall in Time Out’s Top DJ tips for 2012, Fabric resident and Bugged Out! and Durrr regular Daniel Avery (AKA stopmakingme) joins the burgeoning list of top DJs at Field Day this year with his mixture of mutant new wave, unwashed electro and pulsing techno.
Also confirmed to be taking part in Field Day 2012 are independent record label Double Denim, who will be presenting various acts across the day. Formed by Jack Thomas and Hari Ashurst at the end of summer 2010, Double Denim originally started as a blog whose aim was to unearth only the newest, undiscovered talent – an online pursuit that morphed into a much more rewarding physical one, with their first releases including tracks from an exciting and mysterious trio of Stay +, Outfit and Zulu Winter, three artists that are attracting praise from the likes of The Guardian, Pitchfork, Zane Lowe, NME, Huw Stephens, and many more. With the announcement of solo artist and comic Amateur Best for their tenth release, Double Denim looks set to continue their chameleon-like journey through the echo chamber of new music.
Entering into its sixth year, Field Day will be returning to Victoria Park with its unique formula of pioneering line up coupled with village fete mentality, all in the heart of east London. Due to the London 2012 Olympics, Field Day will now take place over the Diamond Jubilee June Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 2nd June.

Ever the musical chameleon, Devonté Hynes – formerly of Testicicles and Lightspeed Champion famewill be appearing at Field Day as his latest incarnation, Blood Orange – a sexed up, groove infused chapter; Elsewhere, Glasgow-based artist, Koreless will be following in the footsteps of fellow progressive dubstep artists and Field Day alumni James Blake and Mount Kimbie, with his unique combination of two-step and take on 80s ambient in the vein of Talk Talk; while newcomer Kindness  will be taking the sound of the 80s NYC disco scene and creating minimalist dance grooves like Ariel Pink or Washed Out before him.

 After a decade of making music together, Brooklyn based experimental post-punk group Liars are still pushing boundaries exploring new sounds. Reminiscent of the late 70s/early 80s bands that added danceable rhythms to punk music, expect plenty of synthetic keypads and interspersed prearranged compositions along with angular yet melodic vocals. Also coming from Brooklyn are girl-fronted outfit Friends. The quintet’s self-described “weird pop” and mid set instrument swapping have caused a stir in their native NYC, and with a place on the long-list of the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, they are certainly making ripples over in the UK too.

Hosted by forward-thinking promoters Eat Your Own Ears, Bugged Out!, Bleed and Lanzarote, Field Day is a festival that has become synonymous with imaginative and progressive bills and 2012 is certainly shaping up to be no exception to this rule.

 Promoter Tom Baker of Eat Your Own Ears says: “I’m really excited about the line-up for Field Day 2012. It’s been something of a challenge after last year’s was so strong but with Franz Ferdinand closing the Eat Your Own Ears stage and with acts like Tortoise playing I’m hoping it will be just as good! As ever it’s hugely exciting to welcome acts from further afield; I’m particularly delighted to announce Afrocubism featuring Toumani and some incredible Cuban musicians – they’re going to blow people’s minds!”

 As with years gone by, Field Day will be providing ample entertainment for those looking for respite from the music in the Village Mentality area on The Village Green. Expect traditional side stalls inspired by country pastimes and weird and wonderful fete games such as Blindfold Sweetcorn Husking Championship, Scone Throwing, Vegetable Discus and Human Wheelbarrow.


For more information go to:

www.fielddayfestivals.com

 

Tickets – £45.00

www.seetickets.com

 0870 264 3333

http://www.seetickets.com/Event/FIELD-DAY-2012/Victoria-Park-/579913

 

www.ticketweb.co.uk

0844 477 1000

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www.hmvtickets.com

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Further artists confirmed for Field Day 2012:

 

Death Grips

Grimes

Mazzy Star

Spector

THE MEN

Theme Park

Zomby

 

Afrocubism / Andrew Bird / Baxter Dury / Beirut / Com Truise / Errors / Fennesz / Franz Ferdinand / Gold Panda / Here We Go Magic / Hudson Mohawke – Live / Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard / Julio Bashmore Metronomy / Outfit / Maya Jane Coles / Papa M / Peaking Lights / R. Stevie Moore / Revere / Rocketnumbernine / Rustie / SBTRKT / Tortoise / To Kill a King / The Vaccines / Zulu Winter plus many more artists to be announced…

 

 

Field Day is delighted to confirm a further 6 acts to the 2012 bill. Joining the initial 27-strong initial line up is Mazzy Star with their beautiful yet haunting acoustic-flavoured ballads inspired by heavy blues and folk elements. Returning to the scene after a mammoth 15 year hiatus with new material early this year, this is a not-to-be-missed performance from this Californian duo.

 

London four-piece Theme Park will join fellow rising stars and nominees in BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll Spector, who have truly hit their stride with their anthemic sound and high octane live shows led by frontman Fred Macpherson. Meanwhile Grimes is sure to draw from genres as varied as New Age, K-pop, industrial and glitch, cementing her position as a truly flexible and evolving artist.

 

Also added are post-punk outfit THE MEN who are coming straight from the Brooklyn underground to Victoria Park next June. Pioneering Sacramento collective Death Grips will also be performing adding a hip hop element to the 2012 line up, while home-grown talent Zomby will no doubt prove that DJ sets can be as compelling as any live band by negotiating skilfully between genres in ever more innovative and progressive ways.

 

Entering into its sixth year, Field Day will be returning to Victoria Park with its unique formula of pioneering line up coupled with village fete mentality, all in the heart of east London. Due to the London 2012 Olympics, Field Day will now take place over the Diamond Jubilee June Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 2nd June.

Hosted by forward-thinking promoters Eat Your Own Ears, Bugged Out!, Bleed and Lanzarote, Field Day is a festival that has become synonymous with imaginative and progressive bills and 2012 is certainly shaping up to be no exception to this rule.

Promoter Tom Baker of Eat Your Own Ears says: “I’m really excited about the line-up for Field Day 2012. It’s been something of a challenge after last year’s was so strong but with Franz Ferdinand closing the Eat Your Own Ears stage and with acts like Tortoise playing I’m hoping it will be just as good! As ever it’s hugely exciting to welcome acts from further afield; I’m particularly delighted to announce Afrocubism featuring Toumani and some incredible Cuban musicians – they’re going to blow people’s minds!” 

Among the first acts to be confirmed are Glasgow’s thin white dukes, Franz Ferdinand. Arguably the most influential British band of the past decade, Franz Ferdinand are tipped for a major comeback next year, and this will be the first time the quartet  take to the Field Day stage. With a highly anticipated fourth album on Domino Records scheduled for release in 2012, expect big things from this headline performance.

Frontman Alex Kapranos says:  I’m looking forward to Field Day this coming summer. I’ve been the last couple of years and the line-up’s always been excellent. Electrelane playing Small Town Boy and Martin Creed’s set were last year’s highlights for me. This year’s line-up is already shaping up well with Metronomy and R Stevie Moore on the bill. Being in walking distance of a good pub at the end of the night works well for me too…”

Playing their only 2012 UK festival performance at Field Day are the mesmerising Beirut. From humble origins in New Mexican singer-songwriter, Zach Condon’s bedroom in 2001, Beirut have gone on to travel the world both figuratively through albums such as ‘The Flying Club Cup’ and literally, having toured the world over. Expect plenty of musical wanderlust that evokes everything from Balkan funeral marches to Mariachi kissed soul, from this not-to-be-missed exclusive UK performance.

Metronomy’s Mercury Music Prize nominated third album, ‘The English Riviera’, has been one of the soundtracks to 2011. Characterised throughout with a sense of warmth and richness, it is in parts reminiscent of seminal 1970s West Coast studio albums from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, but due to Joseph Mount’s studio wizardry, the record sounds vibrant and entirely of its time. Expect a celebratory performance to perfectly soundtrack Field Day’s Village Mentality festivities.

World music has always played a significant part in Field Day’s line ups and 2012 certainly looks to continue that trend with performances from the legendary Afrocubism. Arguably one of the most long-awaited collaborations in recent music history, Afrocubism is the fruition of a plan hatched over fourteen years ago, to bring together musicians from Mali and Cuba. Nobody knows exactly why the Malians didn’t go to Havana when they were supposed to, but when they didn’t show up the Cubans decided to use the studio time anyway and the result was the eponymous Buena Vista Social Club album. Now thanks to British producer Nick Gold, the original plan has finally been realised, with Cuban singer/guitarist and original Buena Vista Social Club member, Eliades Ochoa leading this distinctive collaboration that also includes the Grammy Award winning Toumani Diabaté, the Jimi Hendrix of the Kora.

Bringing their unique brand of visceral post-rock to Field Day will be Tortoise. With band members typically multi-tasking across a number of different instruments, rhythmically complex and harmonically rich textures are guaranteed. Widescreen instrumentals will also be provided by Revere, who comprise violin, cello, keys and brass section in their line-up. By incorporating everything from gypsy songs, post-rock, film scores and gospel, they are able to produce dramatic music which moves from tiny, music‐box openings to cacophonous walls of sound.

From being a red hot tip at the start of the year, The Vaccines can lay as good a claim as anyone to being the breakthrough band of the year. Having delivered on their early promise with a razor sharp debut LP and a series of increasingly huge live shows, their set is certain to combine retro guitar riffs with a storming upbeat tempo to get pulses racing. 

From last year’s most highly anticipated band to the next, London five-piece Zulu Winter and Liverpudlian newcomers Outfit have been regularly topping ‘Ones to Watch’ lists for 2012. They sit happily with fellow newcomers To Kill A King alongside more established acts on the 2012 bill, including Buckinghamshire bred purveyor of ‘seaside melodies’ Baxter Dury and the ethereal Here We Go Magic, described by Pitchfork as creators of “hazy electronic textures, endlessly-spiralling lyrical loops, occasional forays into extended sections of ambience and noise.” Meanwhile Mogwai managed Scottish four-piece Errors are sure to assemble their archetypal electronic orchestra for a set that will no doubt oscillate from shoegazing sounds to more lo-fi techno endeavours, while husband and wife duo Peaking Lights will bring their individual dub-pop psychedelic sound to East London.

Delving into more dance driven pursuits, Field Day will be welcoming back SBTRKT’s mesmerising, bass-heavy party to the Bugged Out! stage. Representing the festival’s dance music contingent will

be fellow experimental, genre-crossing underground artists, Julio Bashmore and Warp label mates Hudson Mohawke and Rustie, all of whom have enjoyed stratospheric rises of late thanks to their ability to manipulate and fuse everything and anything from 2step, UK funky, dubstep, deep house, garage and US R’N’B. DJ/producer Maya Jane Coles will also be taking to the decks with her unique brand of deep tech-house.

Gold Panda’s debut, ‘Lucy Shiner’ seemed an overwhelming choice of most baffling omission from this year’s Mercury Music Prize nominations. A most human of dance albums, it has become a word of mouth classic and it’s follow-up will be one of the most eagerly awaited records of 2012. Elsewhere, Austrian electronica stalwart, Fennesz will undoubtedly be offering an altogether more ambient and wistful set, delivered with equally calculated agility and skill, while brothers Tom and Ben Page aka Rocketnumbernine will use drums, percussion and raw electronics to conjure intense musical landscapes. With New York born electronic producer Com Truise also confirmed, electronic nostalgia will be order of the day with his unique blend of manipulated 80s synth based electro.

Texan born musician Papa M aka David Pajo will be bringing stirring folk and country, while Chicago multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird’s irreverent voice and stream of consciousness lyrics will form the basis for a captivating performance.  American anti-folk singer/songwriter and comic book creator Jeffery Lewis is a welcomed addition, whilst Nashville native and DIY pioneer, R. Stevie Moore will showcase his indie approach to music through a set of mainly self-released tracks in what is his first ever London festival, having played for the first time in 40 years in Autumn 2011. Moore is the oldest son of Bob Moore, veteran Nashville A-Team bassist, producer as well as a longtime sideman for Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and many others.

As with years gone by, Field Day will be providing ample entertainment for those looking for respite from the music in the Village Mentality area on The Village Green. Expect traditional side stalls inspired by country pastimes and weird and wonderful fete games such as Blindfold Sweetcorn Husking Championship, Scone Throwing, Vegetable Discus and Human Wheelbarrow.

 

For more information go to:

 

www.fielddayfestivals.com

 

Tickets:

 

Early Bird tickets (on sale for a very limited time online) – £39.50

 

www.seetickets.com

 0870 264 3333

www.ticketweb.co.uk

0844 477 1000

www.hmvtickets.com

0843 221 0100

We’re very excited to announce the first acts for FIELD DAY 2012

NEW DATE: Saturday 2nd June 2012

Victoria Park, London, E3

www.fielddayfestivals.com

First artists announced:

Afrocubism / Andrew Bird / Baxter Dury / Beirut / Com Truise
Errors / Fennesz / Franz Ferdinand / Gold Panda / Here We Go Magic
Hudson Mohawke – Live / Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard / Julio Bashmore Metronomy / Outfit / Maya Jane Coles / Papa M / Peaking Lights
R. Stevie Moore / Revere / Rocketnumbernine / Rustie / SBTRKT
Tortoise / To Kill a King The Vaccines / Zulu Winter
plus many more artists to be announced…

Entering into its sixth year, Field Day will be returning to Victoria Park with its unique formula of pioneering line up coupled with village fete mentality, all in the heart of east London. Due to the London 2012 Olympics, Field Day will now take place over the Diamond Jubilee June Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 2nd June.
Hosted by forward-thinking promoters Eat Your Own Ears, Bugged Out!, Bleed and Lanzarote, Field Day is a festival that has become synonymous with imaginative and progressive bills and 2012 is certainly shaping up to be no exception to this rule.

Our own Tom Baker of Eat Your Own Ears says: “I’m really excited about the line-up for Field Day 2012. It’s been something of a challenge after last year’s was so strong but with Franz Ferdinand closing the Eat Your Own Ears stage and with acts like Tortoise playing I’m hoping it will be just as good! As ever it’s hugely exciting to welcome acts from further afield; I’m particularly delighted to announce Afrocubism featuring Toumani and some incredible Cuban musicians – they’re going to blow people’s minds!”

Among the first acts to be confirmed are Glasgow’s thin white dukes, Franz Ferdinand. Arguably the most influential British band of the past decade, Franz Ferdinand are tipped for a major comeback next year, and this will be the first time the quartet  take to the Field Day stage. With a highly anticipated fourth album on Domino Records scheduled for release in 2012, expect big things from this headline performance.

Frontman Alex Kapranos says:  “I’m looking forward to Field Day this coming summer. I’ve been the last couple of years and the line-up’s always been excellent. Electrelane playing Small Town Boy and Martin Creed’s set were last year’s highlights for me. This year’s line-up is already shaping up well with Metronomy and R Stevie Moore on the bill. Being in walking distance of a good pub at the end of the night works well for me too…”

Playing their only 2012 UK festival performance at Field Day are the mesmerising Beirut. From humble origins in New Mexican singer-songwriter, Zach Condon’s bedroom in 2001, Beirut have gone on to travel the world both figuratively through albums such as ‘The Flying Club Cup’ and literally, having toured the world over. Expect plenty of musical wanderlust that evokes everything from Balkan funeral marches to Mariachi kissed soul, from this not-to-be-missed exclusive UK performance.

Metronomy’s Mercury Music Prize nominated third album, ‘The English Riviera’, has been one of the soundtracks to 2011. Characterised throughout with a sense of warmth and richness, it is in parts reminiscent of seminal 1970s West Coast studio albums from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, but due to Joseph Mount’s studio wizardry, the record sounds vibrant and entirely of its time. Expect a celebratory performance to perfectly soundtrack Field Day’s Village Mentality festivities.

World music has always played a significant part in Field Day’s line ups and 2012 certainly looks to continue that trend with performances from the legendary Afrocubism. Arguably one of the most long-awaited collaborations in recent music history, Afrocubism is the fruition of a plan hatched over fourteen years ago, to bring together musicians from Mali and Cuba. Nobody knows exactly why the Malians didn’t go to Havana when they were supposed to, but when they didn’t show up the Cubans decided to use the studio time anyway and the result was the eponymous Buena Vista Social Club album. Now thanks to British producer Nick Gold, the original plan has finally been realised, with Cuban singer/guitarist and original Buena Vista Social Club member, Eliades Ochoa leading this distinctive collaboration that also includes the Grammy Award winning Toumani Diabaté, the Jimi Hendrix of the Kora.

Bringing their unique brand of visceral post-rock to Field Day will be Tortoise. With band members typically multi-tasking across a number of different instruments, rhythmically complex and harmonically rich textures are guaranteed. Widescreen instrumentals will also be provided by Revere, who comprise violin, cello, keys and brass section in their line-up. By incorporating everything from gypsy songs, post-rock, film scores and gospel, they are able to produce dramatic music which moves from tiny, music‐box openings to cacophonous walls of sound.

From being a red hot tip at the start of the year, The Vaccines can lay as good a claim as anyone to being the breakthrough band of the year. Having delivered on their early promise with a razor sharp debut LP and a series of increasingly huge live shows, their set is certain to combine retro guitar riffs with a storming upbeat tempo to get pulses racing.  

From last year’s most highly anticipated band to the next, London five-piece Zulu Winter and Liverpudlian newcomers Outfit have been regularly topping ‘Ones to Watch’ lists for 2012. They sit happily with fellow newcomers To Kill A King alongside more established acts on the 2012 bill, including Buckinghamshire bred purveyor of ‘seaside melodies’ Baxter Dury and the ethereal Here We Go Magic, described by Pitchfork as creators of “hazy electronic textures, endlessly-spiralling lyrical loops, occasional forays into extended sections of ambience and noise.” Meanwhile Mogwai managed Scottish four-piece Errors are sure to assemble their archetypal electronic orchestra for a set that will no doubt oscillate from shoegazing sounds to more lo-fi techno endeavours, while husband and wife duo Peaking Lights will bring their individual dub-pop psychedelic sound to East London.

Delving into more dance driven pursuits, Field Day will be welcoming back SBTRKT’s mesmerising, bass-heavy party to the Bugged Out! stage. Representing the festival’s dance music contingent will
be fellow experimental, genre-crossing underground artists, Julio Bashmore and Warp label mates Hudson Mohawke and Rustie, all of whom have enjoyed stratospheric rises of late thanks to their ability to manipulate and fuse everything and anything from 2step, UK funky, dubstep, deep house, garage and US R’N’B. DJ/producer Maya Jane Coles will also be taking to the decks with her unique brand of deep tech-house.

Gold Panda’s debut, ‘Lucy Shiner’ seemed an overwhelming choice of most baffling omission from this year’s Mercury Music Prize nominations. A most human of dance albums, it has become a word of mouth classic and it’s follow-up will be one of the most eagerly awaited records of 2012. Elsewhere, Austrian electronica stalwart, Fennesz will undoubtedly be offering an altogether more ambient and wistful set, delivered with equally calculated agility and skill, while brothers Tom and Ben Page aka Rocketnumbernine will use drums, percussion and raw electronics to conjure intense musical landscapes. With New York born electronic producer Com Truise also confirmed, electronic nostalgia will be order of the day with his unique blend of manipulated 80s synth based electro.

Texan born musician Papa M aka David Pajo will be bringing stirring folk and country, while Chicago multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird’s irreverent voice and stream of consciousness lyrics will form the basis for a captivating performance.  American anti-folk singer/songwriter and comic book creator Jeffery Lewis is a welcomed addition, whilst Nashville native and DIY pioneer, R. Stevie Moore will showcase his indie approach to music through a set of mainly self-released tracks in what is his first ever London festival, having played for the first time in 40 years in Autumn 2011. Moore is the oldest son of Bob Moore, veteran Nashville A-Team bassist, producer as well as a longtime sideman for Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and many others.

As with years gone by, Field Day will be providing ample entertainment for those looking for respite from the music in the Village Mentality area on The Village Green. Expect traditional side stalls inspired by country pastimes and weird and wonderful fete games such as Blindfold Sweetcorn Husking Championship, Scone Throwing, Vegetable Discus and Human Wheelbarrow.

For more information go to:
www.fielddayfestivals.com

Tickets:
Early Bird tickets (on sale for a very limited time online) – £39.50
www.seetickets.com
0870 264 3333

http://twitter.com/fielddaylondon
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KORALLREVEN

We are thrilled to announce Korallreven at the Shacklewell Arms on Monday 12th December. The Swedish electro-pop duo have revealed the details and track listing for their debut full-length, An Album By Korallreven, to be released on Acéphale on November 15. The duo are celebrating the album’s forthcoming release with a mixtape entitled A Dream Within A Dream, featuring Britney Spears, Ciara, and more. Download the mix here.

To download free tickets to their show click here

FUCKED UP

We’re in for a spooky night at Fucked Up’s Halloween party next Monday at the Scala. The band will be in costume joined by Eagulls and Cold Pumas. Halloween costumes are compulsory and prizes go to the best dressed. For tickets click here

CHAIRLIFT

Brookyln pop duo Chairlift have revealed the latest taste of their forthcoming album Something. To listen to the single ‘Sidewalk Safari’ click here.
The band release their debut album ‘Something’ on the 23rd January.

Make sure you don’t miss their show next Thursday at Electrowerkz. For tickets click here

JAMES YORKSTON

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the return of James Yorkston singing songs to make us all feel festive. We are very excited to announce that James will be joined by BBC 6 music legend Josie Long and the mesmerising Pictish Trail. For tickets click here

ZULU WINTER

Zulu Winter visited Black Can Sessions this week with their perfect, epic synth pop. To watch their stripped back ‘Black Cab Sessions’ version of ‘Let’s Move BAck To Front’ click here

Don’t miss their show next Tuesday at Camp Basement – for tickets click here