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Going to Field Day? Here are the stage times and our guide of who to see

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April Clare Welsh

Over two days at a new Enfield site, you can catch a huge selection of maverick, innovative acts playing at Field Day festival. Here’s our guide to 10 must-see artists.


Earl Sweatshirt
Earl Sweatshirt channelled the pain and grief of losing his father (a former South African Poet Laureate) into the fuzzy sampledelic triumph that is his third album, ‘Some Rap Songs’. Watch the LA prodigy work his low-key magic on an unsuspecting festival crowd – it’ll be a (very laidback) riot!’

Kelly Lee Owens
Welsh producer Kelly Lee Owens has worked with Björk and St Vincent, and was a member of indie band the History of Apple Pie, but her recent pair of perfectly formed peaky bangers, ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Omen’, prove that she’s got plenty of party-starting tricks up her sleeve. It’s pulsing, driving, hands-in-the-air electronic bliss.

After supporting Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sandé, and generally slogging away at the music coalface, Mahalia has gained a well-deserved foothold in the UK’s thriving R&B scene. She’s been in tune with music for as long as she can remember, and you’ll hear this affinity throughout her performance of ‘Sober’ and other throwback gems on the Friday.

Tirzah has been quietly powering the UK underground for years with her offbeat excursions in avant-pop, wonky club and post-grime, but last year saw the Londoner step out into the spotlight with her breakout album for Domino, ‘Devotion’. You’ve definitely heard ‘Fine Again’, ‘Gladly’ or ‘Holding On’ by now, and if you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat when she takes to the stage.

Skepta’s headline slot on the Friday night is a proper homecoming. The grime MC grew up in nearby Tottenham, in the much-fabled Meridian Estate, and this is his only London date of the summer. New album ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ is about to drop so catch the king of grime stirring up his kingdom – he’s one of the most exciting acts in the world, and you’ll soon see why (if you don’t know already).


Denis Sulta
Sulta is Glasgow’s dance music wunderkind and he’ll take you to infinity… and beyond. The production whizz and peak-time DJ has a selfless knack for selecting the tunes you really want to hear, the ones that really heat up the crowd. So why not join him in the rave for a clubby knees-up of the very highest calibre.

Sink your teeth into Sinkane’s socially conscious melange of psychedelic rock, reggae, funk – and everything in between – and you’ll be more than satisfied. The Sudanese-American traverses eras, styles and continents with his unique and joyous sound, a sunny constant in the face of London’s unpredictable weather.

Barrington Hendricks, aka US rapper and producer JPEGMAFIA, is a fan of noise music and this makes itself apparent throughout his kaleidoscopic breakout album, ‘Veteran’. Did we mention he was also in the military? Add to this a love of Hanson and you’ve got a sound that rabidly flicks through jazz-infused rollers to rabble-rousing rap, leaving no stone unturned.

Celeste’s sumptuous, timeless soul will unlock a well of emotions that may even have you reaching for the tissues. Or for your phone, so you can text your mum. The LA-born singer dazzles like a shooting star in a deep-night sky, her smoky jazzy tunes belying her years. This is your festival moment of self-reflection.

Jorja Smith
Taking the headline spot on the Saturday night is national treasure Jorja Smith, whose sparkling debut album, ‘Lost & Found’, earned her a Brit Award and a Grammy nomination. And she’s worked with Drake. And Stormzy. And Kendrick Lamar. But she’s the sole ruler of her own soul-tinged, R&B-flecked, trip hop-drenched universe – see for yourself. 


Stage One | EYOE in association with Time Out

9.30pm - 10.30pm

8.10pm - 9pm

Death Grips
6.50pm - 7.40pm

Earl Sweatshirt
5.40pm - 6.20pm

4.30pm - 5.20pm

3.20pm - 4.10pm

Kojey Radical
2.10pm - 2.50pm

Femi Kuti
1pm - 1.40pm

Jessica Winter
12pm - 12.30pm

Stage Two | Printworks Late Night in association with FACT

Nocturnal Sunshine
1.30am - 3am

Leon Vynehall
12.30pm - 1.30am

Modeselektor DJ Set
11.30pm - 12.30pm

George FitzGerald DJ
10.30pm - 11.30pm

Bonobo DJ Set
8pm - 10pm

George FitzGerald
6.30pm - 7.30pm

Leon Vynehall Live
5pm - 6pm

3.45pm - 4.30pm

Lost Souls of Saturn Live
2.30pm - 3.15pm

Kelly Lee Owens
1.20pm - 2pm

Charlotte Adigéry
12.20pm - 1pm

Stage Three | CRACK

Modeselektor Live
9pm - 10pm

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Julia Holter
6pm - 7pm

4.45pm - 5.30pm

Methyl Ethel
3.30pm - 4.15pm

2.15pm - 3pm

Boy Azooga
1.20pm - 1.50pm

Pip Blom
12.30pm - 1pm

Stage Four | BULLDOG Gin Yard in association with Bugged Out!

Erol Alkan
9pm - 10.30pm

Baba Stiltz
7.30pm - 9pm

Skee Mask
6pm - 7.30pm

Marie Davidson Live
5pm - 6pm

3pm - 4.30pm

Jay Carder
1.30pm - 3pm

Fall Forward
12pm - 1.30pm


Stage One | EYOE in association with Time Out

Jorja Smith
9.15pm - 10.30pm

7:45pm - 8:45pm

6.30pm - 7.15pm

5.15pm - 6pm

4pm - 4.45pm

The Mauskovic Dance Band
2.45pm - 3.30pm

1.50pm - 2.20pm

Jvck James
1pm - 1.30pm

Rachel Chinouriri
12.10pm - 12.40pm

Stage Two | Printworks Late Night in association with FACT

Mella Dee
2am - 3am

Denis Sulta
1am - 2am

11.30pm - 1am

10.30pm - 11.30pm

The Black Madonna
8.30pm - 10pm

Seth Troxler
7pm - 8.30pm

Mall Grab
5.30pm - 7pm

John Talabot
3.30pm - 5.30pm

2pm - 3.30pm

12.30pm - 2pm

Stage Three | Boiler Room

8.20pm - 9pm

7.15pm - 8pm

6.10pm - 6.55pm

5.20pm - 5.50pm

Channel Tres
4.10pm - 4.55pm

Red Axes
2.15pm - 3.45pm

Alfie Templeman
1.45pm - 2.15pm

Stage Four | BULLDOG Gin Yard in association with Bugged Out!

Todd Terje
9pm - 10.30pm

Denis Sulta
7.30pm - 9pm

DJ Seinfeld
6pm - 7.30pm

4.30pm - 6pm

Mella Dee
3pm - 4.30pm

Eclair Fifi
1.30pm - 3pm

Fall Forward
12:00 - 13:30

Field Day is on Jun 7-8 at Drumsheds. Meridian Water rail.

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