There’s a huge change coming to London’s festival scene next year, as the always-excellent Field Day fest has announced it’s moving to Meridian Water in Enfield – a ten-acre outdoor space boasting four giant interlocked warehouses.
Having spent 11 years based in Victoria Park, the festival relocated to Brockwell Park this year for performances from Erykah Badu, Loyle Carner, Four Tet and more. But this fresh move for 2019 looks to be a whole lot more dramatic and intriguing. Check out the pictures below to see what we mean.
Organisers claim one of the spaces is the biggest warehouse venue in the city, with a 7,500 capacity. Field Day also claims that the more remote location – a former gasworks close to Tottenham Marshes – will allow them to run louder and later than any London festival. This comes as London’s councils are currently scrutinising festivals more closely than ever. Wireless Festival, for example, was told last month that its licence depended on earlier curfew times, lower noise levels and that artists did not ‘sing or play any vulgar, obscene or banned songs’.
Enfield Council is aiming for Field Day to be the first step in a 20-year regeneration of the Meridian Water site, turning it into a 24-hour neighbourhood and destination for nightlife and the arts. So props to the people of Enfield – something sweet looks like it’s coming your way.
Tickets for Field Day go on sale on Thursday November 22. Before then, here are some more pictures of the site as it is currently…