Wellies at the ready! Here are your summer fields of bassline
By Matty Adams
Having seen the clocks go forward recently and our nightlife shortened by an hour, my guess is your Easter Bank Holiday weekend a few weeks back was spent in a similar manner to mine with a dirty hangover stuck in bed until silly o’clock (minus one hour – not that it made a difference) wondering how on earth you survived three nights out!
Well, there’s no time like the present and with the Easter Bank Holiday weekend antics now behind us, we can look forward to the future and some of 2016’s in-demand festivals which are quickly approaching us. So we suggest you grab a bag, pack your very best raving gear (we advise a rain coat too, you can never tell with British weather) and get ready to dance with the best of them. Here’s part five of my festival tips for 2016…
Field Day – 11th-12th June – London
Taking place across the second weekend in June, Field Day will be hosting its 10th edition of the festival this coming summer at Victoria Park in London. Providing diverse music with a Saturday line-up complete with electronic juggernauts and Sunday playing host to rock and indie acts, this is one weekender you don’t want to miss.
Saturday will see James Blake headline operations. Also appearing will be the likes of Bicep (Live), DJ Koze, Dusky, Four Tet, Jackmaster back-to-back with Gerd Janson, KiNK (Live), Skepta and Tale Of Us amongst others.
Sunday will play host to the likes of headliner PJ Harvey, Beach House, Declan McKenna, Molly Nilsson, Tangerines and more.
Found Festival 2016 – 11th June – London
One festival worth finding out about this summer is that of Found Festival 2016 located at Brockwell Park in Brixton, London. The fourth edition of Found Festival will dive deep into club culture’s grass roots bringing together the leading figures of dance music from across the globe for this all-dayer on 11thJune.
With six stages of dance music open for the revellers of Brixton to experience…
…Found Festival welcomes the likes of Derrick May, Kerri Chandler, Dyed Soundorom, Midland, Leon Vynehall, Sessions Victim, Paranoid London, The Menendez Brothers and more.
51st State Festival – 6th August 2016 – London
After a sold-out debut last year, 51st State Festival returns to the London at Trent Park. With one thing on its agenda, 51st State Festival looks to steal the summer once again.
Exploring the house music roots between the UK, US and Caribbean, such a line-up includes tastemakers, trail-blazers and seminal figures from the world of house. Such figures will perform across six different stages providing music enthusiasts with more than enough quality to create some truly memorable moments.
These include Kings of House, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Kenny Dope, Dimitri From Paris, Matt Jam Lamont, Artful Dodger, Joey Negro, John Morales, Horse Meat Disco, Phil Nixon and more.