Some of the most signifiant breakthrough acts of 2015 have confirmed as playing at this year’s Field Day – proof, if it were needed, that it’s never too early to start thinking about which summer festivals to attend.
Sleaford Mods, the Nottingham punk duo fronted by Jason Williamson, are the most eye-catching addition to the line-up. The group came to the fore last year with their album Key Markets, a collection of scathing and witty portraits of contemporary Britain that take aim at everything from politicians to the very idea of alienation itself (“no one’s bothered”).
With trademark cynicism, Williamson said the festival “always houses a great deal of interesting new music and not the usual bland array of star employees from big labels. Should be a right laugh!”
Other additions to the Saturday line-up include New Yorkers Yeasayer, noise-rock quartet Girl Band, whose recent album Holding Hands with Jamie was included in Time Magazine’s 10 Best Albums of 2015 poll and producer Gold Panda, who is receiving considerable acclaim for his album Half Of Where You Live. They join already confirmed acts Skepta, Four Tet, Deerhunter, Floating Points and Youth Lagoon.
Meanwhile, neo-psychedelia The Brian Jonestown Massacre have signed up to play Field Day Sunday. They join the likes of Beach House, John Grant, Molly Nilsson, GOAT, Optimo and the Thurston Moore Band.
Field Day takes place in Victoria Park on the weekend of 11-12 June, with advance tickets available at www.fielddayfestivals.com/tickets.