Field Day headliner: Caribou. Photograph: Thomas Neukum
Field Day headliner: Caribou. Photograph: Thomas Neukum

Some of the main acts for Field Day have been announced, with Ride and Caribou headlining and punk legend Patti Smith also confirmed for the weekend festival, which will be held in Victoria Park on 6–7 June next year.

Patti Smith, the 63-year-old ‘godmother of punk’, shot to fame with her 1975 debut album Horses, which she plans to perform in full on the main stage on the Sunday to mark 40 years since its release.

Smith will be joined by Ride, the cult shoegaze act who will be returning after a 20 year hiatus to headline Field Day Sunday, while electronic maestro Caribou, fresh from releasing the critically acclaimed album Our Love, is to headline the main stage on the Saturday night.

The ninth edition of Field Day sees a festival debut for composer and avant-garde violinist Owen Pallet, a return for ambient Brooklyn four-piece DIIV, while Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile will be appearing with his side project Ducktails.

World music, as ever, will form a significant part of the line-up, with Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia set to be one of the highlights. Meanwhile, Russian techno DJ Nina Kraviz will be headlining the Bugged Out tent with her signature blend of acid infused house and techno.

There will be ample respite from the music at the Village Mentality area on the Village Green, including side stalls inspired by country pastimes fete games such as sack racing, tug of war, tea bag tossing, a winkle-picking competition and, for the brave/foolhardy, a return of 2014’s nettle-eating competition.

Field Day Festival will be held in Victoria Park on 6–7 June 2015

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