Caribou, Patti Smith, Madlib, Ben Klock B2b Marcel Dettman, Ghost Culture & More For Field Day 2015

Art & Culture

Having announced seminal shoegazers Ride’s long-awaited return last week Field Day release the first set of acts for Saturday 6th June and more for Sunday 7th June 2015.

Headlining the main stage on the Saturday, they'll be welcoming back the world-conquering Caribou,  a regular at the festival since the very first edition in 2007.  He'll be joined by the excellent Django Django, Chet Faker, Kindness, Owen Pallet, who's worked with everyone from Arcade Fire, The National and Beirut, to The Brooklyn Philharmonic, The National Ballet of Canada and The Barbican Centre.

On Sunday Patti Smith and her band will be joining headliners Ride on the Field Day Sunday line up performing ground breaking 1975 debut ‘Horses’. 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the album. Also on board for Field Day Sunday are Brooklyn four-piece DIIV, New Jersey's Ducktails, Matt Mondanile (of Real Estate); as well as Outfit, and conceptual pop artist Jane Weaver.

The brilliant Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia joined by Tony Buck and Mike Majkowski. Mergia’s ground breaking 1977 record with the Walias (Ethiopiques) “Tche Belew”, a collection of instrumental jazz and groove recordings, has just been re-released last month by Awesome Tapes from Africa.

Nina Kraviz, will be headlining the Bugged Out tent alongside two special b2b sets at Field Day 2015. One from Berghain residents Ben Klock and Marcel Dettman and a one-off exclusive b2b set from R$N favourites Daniel Avery and Andrew Weatherall.

Also confirmed the Madlib (DJ Set), SOPHIE, Clark, Ten Walls, Tei Shi (aka Valerie Teicher), Jagaara, and Phantasy Sound's Ghost Culture.

Tom Baker, President of Field Day: "After a dream-come-true last week and Ride coming back after 20 years to headline Field Day Sunday, I’m really thrilled that Caribou (someone I’ve worked with for many, many, years), will close the main EYOE stage on Saturday.  It’s of course amazing to have Patti Smith and her band performing the incredible  Horses, alongside so many other exciting acts over the weekend: everyone from Ethiopiques legend Hailu Mergia to Django Django, DIIV and Ducktails all back with brand new music… just so many… Bring on June 2015!”

Village Mentality on The Village Green is also back. Expect traditional side stalls inspired by country pastimes and weird and wonderful fete games such as sack racing, tug-o-war, tea bag tossing, winkle picking competition and the Nettle Eating Competition.

Confirmed acts for Field Day Saturday:

Caribou/ Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettman/ Chet Faker/ Clark – live/ Daniel Avery b2b Andrew Weatherall/ Django Django/ Ghost Culture/ Hailu Mergia with Tony Buck & Mike Majkowski/ Jagaara/ Kindness/ Madlib (DJ set)/ Nina Kraviz/ Owen Pallett/ SOPHIE/ Tei Shi/ Ten Walls – live… and many more TBA!

Confirmed acts for Field Day Sunday:

Ride/ Patti Smith and her band perform Horses (1975-2015)/ DIIV/ Ducktails/ Jane Weaver/ Outfit… and many more TBA!

Victoria Park, E3 London – Doors at Noon

For more information see the official Field Day website, you can also get tickets here.