June 7th – Field Day Day! Summer 2014 kicked off with DJ sets, truck loads of gin and tonic, sunshine after the rain (British weathermen can’t be trusted!) and some serious dance parties.
Field Day is my kind of festival – gigs all day long minus the dreaded over night camping. It was at Victoria Park in East London with over 40 acts playing that day. Safe to say, we only saw 4 but that was the best we could do! Jon Hopkins played on the main stage, finishing off with a top set. We also saw Jackmaster, Jamie XX and SBTRKT. Wish we could have snuck away from Jamie XX to see GhostPoet (he’s amazing!) but when you manage to snag front row seats like we did, you don’t give them up for A N Y T H I N G.
I love a good after party and we had the best of intentions to continue our love affair with Jackmaster at Oval Space post-fest, but the day got the best of us and our tired little feeties wanted to go home instead. Washed those tickets down the drain, grandma behaviour. It was still the perfect way to kick off summer in the sunshine. Definitely going back next year! What’s your favourite festival to kick off the summer?