“Rain rain go away, come back another day!”, but seriously, you get through two months of solid sunshine; Field Day is on the horizon ready to kick start your festival season and you arrive to what can only be described as day 3 of Glastonbury. With our PMA levels held high we pick up our waterproofs and head on out to get stuck in. Through all British festivals the weather is a risk, but you just need to see it as an excuse to drink more, so that’s what we did 2 pints at a time.

First on our agenda was to swing by the bandstand to see 24 year old Croydon producer Lxury (Andy Smith). After having collaborated with Disclosure on his 2013 single ‘J.A.W.S’ it was great to hear his work had become more experimental, exploring old school jungle and drum’n’bass. The dedicated crowd huddled under umbrellas shuffling from ‘Playground’ to ‘Square 1’ featuring vocals from Daniel Woodhouse, aka Deptford Goth.

After a quick bite to eat at our favourite pink campervan ‘Luardos’ serving up London’s best burritos we headed over to see American singer Kelela. Having not released any music since her last album ‘Hallucinogen’ she’s certainly still riding waves of its success. ‘Rewind’ captivated the crowd; bringing everyone in from the outside to dance.  Kelela was the perfect introduction into Floating Points on the same Resident Advisor stage. Phenomenal and powerful visuals went hand in hand with each tranquil yet experimental track. The successful electronic musician is also a qualified neuroscientist which seems fitting and somewhat makes his music that bit more exciting.

Over to the VIP section it was to catch up with our good friend Gold Panda before his set over on the Crack stage. After conversations on food recipes, living with grans and unhealthy obsessions with wearing black clothing were had we all headed to the stage. It felt emotional to stand at the back and see the enormous turn out for his set; watching everyone in such high spirits as he played old staples such as ‘You’ to our personal favourite ‘Your Good Times Are Just Beginning’ from his latest album ‘Good Luck And Do Your Best’.

After much avoidance we admitted to one another we were a little crushed by the weather and using our age as an excuse we had to call it a night with the hope that the sun would be out for day 2. Pushing that aside it was another top effort from our pals over at Field Day HQ providing top memories.

Words: LXN