With the likes of Four Tet, Deerhunter and Floating Points already set to provide the soundtrack in London’s Victoria park over the weekend of the 11th-12th of June, things are looking rather rosy for Field Day 2016. Well things don’t stop there with more names being added to already looking weighty lineup including multi-instrumentalist talent James Blake.
The CMWK singer songwriter is set to bring his experimental sound to Field Day on the Saturday joining the likes of Jackmaster who will be trading records will Frankfurt favourite Gerd Jansen. 2 albums down the line, James Blake has provided all the evidence that allows him to be regarded and one of the most forward thinking producers coming out of the UK. His signature vocals topped off with his high production values can be heard right across his eponymous debut LP and 2013’s Overgrown. Having refined his own live show as well as being on hand to contribute to Mount Kimbie’s live show in the past, James Blake will be one to look out for on the Field Day Saturday.
Also joining the bill is Irish rapper Rejjie Snow. Following a move to the USA, Snow began to gain attention after the release of his debut mixtape Rejovich which was followed by a number of well received releases including Lost In Empathy. Altough Rejjie Snow is still yet to release a full length LP, tracks such as All Around The World surfaced over the course of 2015. Expect to hear his new school flow in full effect once he has the mic in hand at Field Day this year. Fellow rap artist Roots Manuva will also be appearing on the Saturday at Parklife. Having been on the scene for over 20 yeras, Roots has consistently been a purveyoer of dub infused rap which first captured people's attention on his 2001 hit Witness. Coming off of the back of his 2015 LP Bleeds, you can find Roots Manuva supplying vocals in the lead track of Massive Attack's 2016 EP Ritual Spirit.
Further additions to Field Day 2016 lineup include: Champion, Coves, Danny L Harle, Dilly Dally, Fakear, Fickle Friends, Greco-Roman Soundsystem, Loyle Carner & Nimmo.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of Field Day