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Field Day co-founder Tom Baker steps away from festival

By | Published on Tuesday 10 September 2019

The Drumsheds

Field Day co-founder Tom Baker has announced that he is no longer actively involved with the festival, which was acquired by Broadwick Live in 2016.

Baker tells IQ: “After twelve years of living and breathing Field Day – something I co-founded in 2007, and that seeded out of earlier multi-genre events my partner [Marcus Weedon] and I did before – it feels like the right time for me to move on to new things. It’s a blank canvas, a challenge, but time to do something exciting and creative in a very changed landscape”.

Baker continued to work on Field Day after the Broadwick Live acquisition, during a time when the festival needed to find a new site after AEG won the rights to stage events in its former home of Victoria Park. This year Field Day took place at a new permanent base, the new Broadwick Live managed Drumsheds event space in North London.

Baker will now focus entirely on his own promotions company Eat Your Own Ears.