Field Day Live Review
Victoria Park, London - 31/07/10
Now in its fourth year Field Day again took over a growing corner of Victoria Park on Saturday (July 31) and this year was granted some lovely sunshine.
Having attended the very first Field Day dubbed ‘Queue Fest’ after the excessively long queues (an hour for the only bar then the same for the only toilets) I was pleasantly surprised with the ample amount of nice food stalls, bars and the genuine festival atmosphere.
Playing the Bugged Out stage, Chilly Gonzales showcased some new material from his forthcoming album Ivory Tower alongside old classics such as Take Me To Broadway.
Over at the Village Mentality stage, 18 year old Newcastle lass Beth Jeans Houghton demonstrated why she’s been tipped for the top with her delicious blend of Psyche Folk.
The Village Green area held more traditional fete style games such as Tug of War and an Egg & Spoon Race alongside a Coconut Shy and other delights, which gave Field Day a personality that is to be expected from a boutique festival.
Egyptian Hip Hop and Atlas Sound both played crowd-pleasing sets over at Adventures in the Beetroot Field while Gold Panda and Hudson Mohawke had the Blogger’s Delight tent pulsating.
The overall highlight of the day were French band Phoenix, who headlined the Eat Your Own Ears stage. Their visually stunning set included Lisztomania and 1901.