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Your ultimate guide to Field Day 2017

Heading to the Field Day music festival in London this weekend? Find full set times and line-ups at Field Day 2017

Written by
Amy Smith

East London braces itself for a day of cutting-edge music as Field Day brings the best new bands and some veterans of alternative music to Victoria Park on June 3.  

Here’s our 10-hour dash through Field Day – follow us for maximum festival fun.

Noon Good morning! Those people who set their alarms early, or just didn’t go to bed, will be rewarded with boisterous wavy bass from producer Tom Demac on the Bugged Out! stage.

1.30pm And if you’re still wiping sleep dust from your eyes, get transported to a sumptuous sci-fi frontier of bleeps with LA composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at the Resident Advisor stage.

1.45pm For some spiritual jazz and majestic horns head to the Moth Club stage: you can’t go wrong with the sprawling joy of cult ’70s band Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids.

2.20pm Next, find a spot at the RA stage and get comfortable. First up is Abra’s excellent dark and moody R&B then Forest Swords’ sampling brilliance. If you need to dance, sexy stomping glam rockers HMLTD will be hurling punky glitter mayhem all over the Crack Magazine stage.

3pm Have a toilet break or a sit-down. It’s important to pace yourself.

4.25pm Buy the first of many churro cups and prepare for full-on feelings as Croydon rapper Loyle Carner takes to the Eat Your Own Ears stage to woo all with his chilled yet eloquent hip hop.

4.50pm Head bang all that emotion away with the live riot of Death Grips. Feel the full force of their screaming, jagged riffs and MC Ride’s bristling noise rap at the Crack stage.

5.05pm Or get to the Moth Club stage for groove addict Sinkane whose excellent shoegaze comes with a funk that just won’t quit.

6.20pm Few men in music carry more mystery than Detroit’s Moodymann. Yes, a 2010 DJ error might have recently been sampled on Drake’s ‘Passionfruit’, but trust us, all mystery aside, he is a life-changing selector.

7pm Whitney’s early evening set at EYOE is ideally timed for that classic festival combo: wistful, swooning guitar and – fingers crossed – late-afternoon sunshine. Or over on the Shacklewell Arms stage, SURVIVE will relive the sound of last year (they were behind the most excellent ‘Stranger Things’ soundtrack).

7.25pm Stick around the Moth Club stage for FKA Twigs collaborator and experimental hip hop producer Clams Casino.

7.40pm And then perfect that one-beer-in-each-hand bop to Mura Masa’s summery steel drum beats at the Crack stage.

8.35pm Fit in a quick half-hour of happy hardcore and shrillplastic pop from art collective PC Music.

8.55pm Aphex Twin’s mighty two-hour live set of electronic wizardry begins in Field Day’s new hangar-style stage The Barn. Now is not the time for a beer run.

9.10pm Alternatively, close your eyes and hold hands with a stranger for recently reunited ’90s band Slowdive, who have avoided the comeback cliché of being a bit rubbish by creating even more shoegazy, hazy gorgeousness.

9.35pm As the main crowd splits between headliners Aphex Twin and Run The Jewels, over on the EYOE stage, the smart person will aim for Omar Souleyman for some whirling, romantic Syrian folk songs. Now, where are those afterparties?

Full set times for Field Day 2017

Eat Your Own Ears in assoc. with The Quietus 
12.00 Tom Bakers Soundsystem
12.50 Manuela
13.50 Imarhan
15.10 Haelos
16.25 Loyle Carner
17.45 Rae Morris
18.30 Phil Taggart
19.00 Whitney
20.00 Phil Taggart 
20.30 Lady Leshurr
21.45 Run The Jewels

11.45 The Waiting Room DJs
12.20 Kite Base
12.50 Belgrave Music Hall DJs
13.15 Pictish Trail
14.00 Bad Vibrations
14.30 HMLTD
15.10 Curran and Grove
15.35 Dr John Cooper Clarke
16.25 Esther Joy
16.50 Death Grips
17.50 Esther Joy
18.15 Arab Strap
19.15 Tom Ravenscroft
19.40 Mura Masa
20.40 Tom Ravenscroft
21.10 Slowdive

BUGGED OUT! in association with FACT 
12.00 Tom Demac
13.15 Midland
14.45 Lena Willikens
16.20 Overmono
17.10 Job Jobse
18.50 Joe Goddard - live
19.45 Fatima Yamaha - live
20.45 Hunee

12.00 SIREN DJs
13.30 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
14.20 ABRA
15.15 Forest Swords
16.15 Machinedrum
17.00 Lena Willikens
17.30 Ame - live
18.20 Moodymann
20.00 Flying Lotus

SHACKLEWELL ARMS in assoc. with It’s Nice That
12.10 Jade Bird
12.40 Fay Milton (Savages)
13.05 Aine Cahill
13.35 TRAAMS DJs
14.00 Methyl Ethel
14.45 LNZRT
15.15 Julia Jacklin
16.00 Sonic Cathedral
16.30 Flamingods
17.15 Dance Yrself Clean
17.45 Kevin Morby
18.30 Proteus
19.00 S U R V I V E
19.45 Marc Riley
20.15 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
21.15 Marc Riley 
22.00 Thee Oh Sees

MOTH CLUB in assoc. with London in Stereo 
12.30 Andy Shauf
13.15 London in Stereo DJs
13.45 Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
14.30 London in Stereo DJs
15.00 Beak>
15.45 London in Stereo DJs
16.10 Gaika
16.40 Savage Animal Sounds
17.05 Sinkane
17.50 Night Terrors
18.15 Silver Apples
19.10 Clockwork DJs
19.25 Clams Casino
20.15 Loose Bones
20.35 PC Music
21.10 Blackadder and Friends
21.35 Omar Souleyman

13.15 Dekmantel Soundsystem
14.45 Marcel Dettmann
16.20 Moderat
17.20 Jon Hopkins
18.30 Nicolas Jaar
19.30 Nina Kraviz
20.55 Aphex Twin 

Bleep presents: The Bandstand
13:00 TSVI
14.00 Wallwork
15.00 Ikonika
16.00 Raime b2b Yally
17.00 Kode9
18.00 Mike Paradinas
19.00 E. Myers

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