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Field Day finds new North London home

By | Published on Tuesday 20 November 2018

Field Day

Having bailed on South London just a year after being turfed out of East London, the Field Day festival has announced it’s going to give North London a go. The 2019 edition of the event will take place in Enfield this year.

It will use a ten-acre space within Enfield Council’s in development regeneration area, which goes by the name Meridian Water. The new permanent site is operated by the venues side of Field Day owner Broadwick Live. This arrangement, the promoter reckons, will allow it to overcome some of the issues that are routinely faced by city-based outdoor events, and especially all the customary noise-based issues. It says that the new site will allow Field Day to build better stages, improve sound quality and schedule performances later into the night.

Festival Director Luke Huxham says: “2019 will mark the start of a new chapter for Field Day and a completely new type of festival for London. This new site will allow us to break down the restrictions that London festivals are normally faced with and deliver an unrivalled experience. It’s hugely exciting to be working with such a pioneering council, who support our ideas and are focused on creating a new cultural hub for London. We can’t wait to unveil more of our plans in the coming weeks”.

Field Day, of course, took place in East London’s Victoria Park for a decade, before AEG swanned in and took over that patch last year with its All Points East activity. This left several events looking for new homes, and while Brockwell in South London seemed like a good fit to some, there was opposition from local residents. Field Day did get to stage itself there once, but two other former Victoria Park festivals – Citadel and Lovebox – gave up on that plan and went West instead for their 2018 editions.

Field Day 2019 is set to take place on 7-8 Jun. Tickets go on sale later this week.