FAULT Reviews Field Day 2015

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It’s that time of year again where Field Day hands over those spectacular glittering VIP wristbands giving us the chance to cover the east London-based festival exclusively for Fault Magazine. In its 9 years of showcasing incredible talent the festival has refined it’s good looks and efficient scheduling making it in my opinion the best festival here in London. The line-up included Chet Faker, Daniel Avery, Andrew Weatherall, FKA Twigs Caribou and Patti Smith.

Before we got carried away with the music we have to give some special appreciation to the huge offering of great quality food including local and organic produce. The festival seemed to support local businesses a lot as I spied Mary, the pretty pink burrito van from the Mexican Street Food ’Luardos’ (www.luardos.co.uk) serving up delicious beef brisket burritos with fresh guacamole.

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Belly’s full, we got stuck right into the festival to see Daniel Avery b2b with Andrew Weatherall getting us and everyone else into the party spirit. The set brought together a mixed age group all coming together to welcome in the long-awaited yet short-lived sun drenched British summer. I couldn’t resist heading to John Talabot’s set, even after seeing him numerous times before, as I know he can deliver an uncompromising performance.

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As the day grew old with beers still flowing we found ourselves joining in the various fairground attractions- expensive- but very fun and ensuring we remind ourselves to hold on to our youth. It certainly set us up for the headline act, Caribou. These guys have come a long way since playing in the infamous Montague Arms, Peckham back in 2008. We were slightly apprehensive of how the crowd would receive the set in an open air stage rather than a covered tent but we were well and truly blown away especially with their huge track ‘Can’t do without you’.

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For what you can get out of the festival- the music, food, activities and rides, it’s fantastic value and we’ll be running to get our tickets at the early bird prices here:


Words/Photography: LXN