The Avalanches Added To Field Day 2016!

Art & Culture

After what can almost no longer even be called a hiatus it looks like we might be finally seeing the follow up to The Avalanches debut album… maybe. Rumours have circulating amongst that them there internet over the past 24 hours after the band updated their social media with various cryptic images and now comes the announcement that they'll be playing a series of dates including London at Field Day 2016. 

Since the release of 2000’s critically acclaimed – and much loved at R$N Towers – debut Since I Left You there's been many rumours surrounding the follow up with false starts aplenty but now with London's Field Day announcing that they'll be playing at 2016's festival it looks like it might finally be happening. This will be their first appearance in the UK since 2001 and their first live show anywhere since 2007. Whilst there's no promises of new material at the moment this feels like the biggest glimmer of hope that there may be for quite a while now.

Here's a refresher course on their first album:

The Avalanches Play Field Day Sunday 12th June 2016, Victoria Park, London  

The Avalanches are a band from Melbourne, Australia, you may know them since they left you.


Field Day Saturday 11th June 2016

James Blake
Anna Meredith / Ata Kak / Avalon Emerson / Baio (DJ set) / Bicep – Live
Champion / Coves / Danny L Harle / Dean Blunt / Deerhunter / Dilly Dally / DJ Koze 
Dusky – Live / Fakear / Fickle Friends / Floating Points – Live / Four Tet / Frisco
Gillbanks  / Girl Band / Gold Panda / Greco-Roman Soundsystem / Hattie Whitehead 
Holly Herndon – Live / Jackmaster b2b Gerd Janson / Kelela KINK – Live  / Little Simz
Loyle Carner / LUH / Lxury / Mabel / Meilyr Jones / Mentsh / Metz
Moscoman / Motor City Drum Ensemble / Mount Kimbie DJ Set  / Mura Masa 
 Nao/ Nimmo / Novelist / Opal People / Orchestra Baobab 
Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band / Plastician / Real Lies / Red Axes – Live
Rejjie Snow / Roman Flügel / Roots Manuva / Shock Machine / Siobhan Bell / Skepta
Sleaford Mods / Slimzee / Special Request / Tale Of Us / The Black Madonna
Tirzah / Wild Nothing / Wooden Wisdom & Dj Fitz / Yeasayer / Yorkston Thorne Khan 
Youth Lagoon

Field Day Sunday 12th June 2016

PJ Harvey 
Air / The Avalanches / Adam Green
Beach House Ben Watt Band feat. Bernard Butler / Blossoms 
Brian Jonestown Massacre / Cass McCombs / Daphni / D.D Dumbo  /Declan McKenna
Empress Of / Fat White Family / Formation / GOAT / John Grant / Junior Boys
Kimmo Pohjonen Skin Mbongwana Star / Mind Enterprises  /Molly Nilsson
Moon Duo / Mystery Jets / Optimo / Parquet Courts / Shearwater / Steve Mason Tangerines / The Temper Trap / The Thurston Moore Band / Tourist