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Field Day confirmed for 2020 with more electronic music

By | Published on Friday 6 December 2019

The Drumsheds

London’s Field Day festival has announced details of its 2020 edition. It will return to being a one rather than two-day event and will put the focus music-wise more on electronic music. Bicep will headline.

The announcement follows the recent confirmation that founder Tom Baker had stepped down from active involvement in the annual festival. There was also speculation at one point that, in 2020, Field Day might be merged with or replaced by a London edition of Spanish festival Primavera, which is planning various spin-off events as it celebrates its 20th anniversary next year. However, it then emerged that Primavera had ultimately decided not to stage one of its spin-offs in London, in 2020 at least.

Field Day was bought by Broadwick Live in 2016. It then became one of the festivals that had to find a new home after AEG won the rights to stage events in East London’s Victoria Park. This year it relocated to The Drumsheds, the North London warehouse venue complex that’s run by its owner. Confirming that Field Day 2020 would see a greater emphasis on electronic music, Broadwick said this move “perfectly complemented” the new warehouse spaces.

The promoter added: “Next year’s programme will celebrate the full spectrum, with both live and DJ performances across three stages of music, running louder and later with indoor stages, including the main stage continuing until 3am – a unique and unrivalled prospect for London festivals”.