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Field Day to leave Brockwell Park after one year

By | Published on Friday 19 October 2018

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After a year at Brockwell Park in South London, Field Day is on the move again. The new location has not been announced, but Lambeth Council has confirmed that the festival is “being re-formatted for a unique new site”.

The now Global-owned festival left its long-term home of Victoria Park in East London last year, after AEG announced its big new All Points East multi-weekend event at that location. The move to Brockwell Park was not welcomed by everyone, though. It was opposed by some local residents, although a licence was subsequently granted by the aforementioned Lambeth Council. Then attendees complained of overcrowding on the site.

Now, according to Brixton Buzz, the event is planning to move to another location in 2019. In a statement, Lambeth Council confirmed: “Field Day will not take place at Brockwell Park in 2019, as the festival is being re-formatted for a unique new site in London”.

Two other former Victoria Park-based festivals, Lovebox and Citadel – owned by Live Nation’s MAMA – had also planned to move to Brockwell Park in 2018. However, both instead moved to Gunnersbury Park in West London, following further opposition in Brockwell about the number of events being staged in the area.

That said, another festival did take place in Brockwell Park this year, Mighty Hoopla, and it is thought to be applying for a licence to do so again in 2019. Although run by East Creative, that event shared infrastructure with Field Day this year.

Registration for access to earlybird tickets for Field Day’s 2019 edition has been opened, but the new location is yet to be revealed.