Festival heads north

By Natalie Vincent - Fri 30 November 2018, 10:38 am

A popular music festival will move to Enfield's Meridian Water development next year.

Field Day will run on 7 - 8 June 2019 at the four-hectare site, and will feature outdoor stages and four warehouses with music.

Running for 12 years, the festival previously took place at Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets, before moving to Lambeth’s Brockwell Park in 2017.

The location means that the festival will finish later than others in the city, as well as featuring a bigger lineup. Previous artists to have performed include Aphex Twin, Erykah Badu, Patti Smith, Loyle Carner, Skepta, PJ Harvey and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Field Day’s festival director Luke Huxham said: "2019 will mark the start of a new chapter for Field Day and a completely new type of festival for London. This new site will allow us to break down the restrictions that London festivals are normally faced with and deliver an unrivalled experience.

"It's hugely exciting to be working with such a pioneering council, who support our ideas and are focused on creating a new cultural hub for London. We can't wait to unveil more of our plans in the coming weeks."