Field Day venue to become permanent fixture

Wed 10 April 2019, 9:54 am

Enfield has been confirmed as the home of a new 10,000-capacity music venue, that will host this summerís Field Day festival.

The space, which will be known as the Drumsheds, will comprise four interlinked warehouses and more than four hectares of outdoor space, which can accommodate a further 30,000 people.

It will be converted from a former gasworks on an industrial estate in Upper Edmonton, a five-minute walk from the new Meridian Water station — set to open in May as part of £6 billion regeneration plans for the area.

It is also 24 minutes from Liverpool Street, 17 minutes from Stratford and within walking distance of Tottenham Hale station. Crucially, it is at a distance from residential areas, meaning it will be able to open later and not face volume restrictions.

“There is great cultural growth in the areas and the festival fits right into that scene,” Field Day director Luke Huxham, told OpEn magazine earlier this year.

Field Day was started 12 years ago, and was held in Victoria Park for a decade before a brief spell in south London.

But, Huxham said he expects this year’s festival, which takes place over June 7-8, to be the biggest ever “with record breaking capacity and our biggest ever line up, all made possible by our move to the game-changing Meridian Water location and an amazingly supportive council in Enfield.”

Skepta and Jorja Smith will headline Field Day 2019, where the likes of Diplo, Deerhunter, Jungle, Pusha T, and Earl Sweatshirt will also perform.