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Field Day is gearing up to kick off the summer festival season in style, with an impressive array of established artists, as well as the cream of new talent, signed up to play at the weekend festival on 7-8 June in Victoria Park.

This year’s Field Day is to be spread over two days, with the inaugural Field Day Sunday featuring a headline set from Pixies, who are set to play their only London show of the year.

Other main acts confirmed for Sunday 8 June are psychedelic-adventurers The Horrors as well as act of the moment Future Islands, who in April wowed the US with an astonishing performance on David Letterman.

The line-up for the Saturday looks strong, boasting the icons such as 80s Swedish artist Neneh Cherry and the legendary Thurston Moore, formerly of Sonic Youth, who now resides in East London.

Headlining the main stage on the Saturday are melancholic electronica outfit Metronomy, who will no doubt be playing songs off their critically-praised new album Love Letters. Other acts joining them on the main stage will be Mercury Prize nominee Jon Hopkins and Seun Kuti, the son of Afrobeat creator Fela Kuti.

Although larger than in previous years, Field Day still has a village fete-style aesthetic and will be providing ample entertainment for those looking for respite from the music in their Village Mentality area.

Expect traditional side stalls inspired by country pastimes and fete games, from classic tug of war, sack races and egg and spoon races to more unexpected and fantastic ones like tea bag tossing and even winkle-picking contest.

Field Day will be at Victoria Park on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June. For tickets visit www.ticketweb.co.uk/fieldday

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