Ones to Watch at Field Day 2015

Field DayNow in its ninth year, Field Day has long been the jewel in London's music festival crown. The highlight of the year for many music lovers in the capital, 2015's event promises to be the best yet, with a stellar line-up as well as top quality street food and drink from across the city.

To whet the appetite we here at DrunkenWerewolf have put together a list of our Top Ten Ones to Watch at Victoria Park come 6th and 7th of June 2015.

1// Madlib

The word 'legend' gets banded about far too easily nowadays, but there's no other way to describe seminal hip-hop producer and DJ, Madlib. From working with the likes of MC’s J Dilla, MF Doom and Freddie Gibbs to his own solo ventures as the high pitched Quasimoto, there hasn’t been a more influential artist in the genre over the last twenty years. Expect beats, beats and more beats.

2// Viet Cong

Rising from the ashes of cult band Woman, Canadians Viet Cong have been one of the breakout bands of 2015. After releasing their self-titled debut at the back end of last year, the quartet's textured post-punk has seen them wow crowds across the world.

3// DIIV

It’s been three long years since the release of debut DIIV record Oshin, and I for one am happy to have them back. With a new album on the way, expect to hear new material sprinkled between older dream pop fan favourites from Zachary Cole Smith and company.

4// Mac Demarco

Riding high on the success of latest album Salad Days, lovable goofball Mac Demarco will bring the summer vibes to Victoria Park. The Canadian has seen his profile rocket over the last year or two, and his performance is one of the most eagerly anticipated of the festival.

5// Run The Jewels

Duo Run The Jewels, consisting of producer El-P and MC Killer Mike, released arguably the stand out hip-Hop record of the year in Run The Jewels 2. With bass heavy beats and a social conscience to boot, expect the pair to bring the dance and the fury to this years Field Day.

6// LA Priest

Fans of cult indie electronica band Late Of The Pier may already be aware of LA Priest. After said band split up, front man and chief songwriter Sam Dust went on hiatus, before finally re-emerging under the moniker of LA Priest at the turn of 2015, with the hugely danceable "Oino". One to keep an eye on for the future.

7// Eagulls

Leeds five-piece Eagulls' brand of post punk crossed with shoegaze buzzsaw guitars has seen them win fans across the country for their accurate portrayal of 2015 Britain, soundtracking life for many young people. Angry, guttural and vital.

8// Ride

The big comeback of the year must be the return of shoegaze pioneers Ride. Having helped to create the genre the Oxford band disbanded at the turn of the decade. They return to the live stage at Field Day to the joy of legions of fans who never got the chance to experience them first time round.

9// John Talabot

Barcelona DJ John Talabot has been a mainstay on the festival scene for a number of years now and there’s a good reason why. His summery electronica is perfectly suited to a mass audience, with tracks like "Destiny" and "Depak Line", taken from 2012 debut Fin, packing out dance floors around the globe.

10// Allah-las

In the world of Allah-las it's always 1967 and the summer of love. Featuring blissed-out psychedelica and catchy hooks, they're sure to bring the sun and good times to Field Day 2015.

Field Day 2015 takes place at Victoria Park, London on 6th and 7th June 2015. For more information, head over here.


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