Search

Field Day chief is relishing return of Ride

13:46 24 April 2015

Ride

Ride

Archant

After bagging Ride’s first festival headline show, a special anniversary appearance from Patti Smith and a landmark appearance from Caribou, Tom Baker has plenty to shout about for this year’s festival.

After the success of expanding to a two day event last year, Field Day returns across the weekend of June 6 and 7. Saturday retains a dance-orientated line-up, with acts such as Caribou, Django Django and FKA Twigs, while Sunday has more of a relaxed atmosphere, headlined by the recently-reformed Ride alongside artists including Savages and Mac DeMarco.

Festival organiser Tom Baker explains: “I’ve been a massive fan of Ride ever since I first hear Nowhere 20 years ago.

“Like [2014 headliners] Pixies, for a band who I’ve listened to for 20 years and never seen live, it’s fantastic to be part of their comeback and be part of their first festival headline show ever.”

It is equally special for Baker to see Caribou close the Saturday, having worked with Dan Snaith since the musician’s days under the moniker Manitoba. He is also excited to welcome Patti Smith on Sunday for a special 40th anniversary celebration of her classic album Horses.

As the festival continues to grow, Sunday will feature more live stages than last year, while Street Feast returns in a larger capacity to curate the culinary offerings with Venn Street Food.

Another exciting addition is the Tradiio stage, which gives fans the chance to vote their favourite new acts into the line-up via a rewards-based music discovery app.

“It’s a very nice organic way of us supporting brand new music that you may never have come across before ever and also engaging with fans of those artists in a quite fun way,” says Baker.

For more information, visit fielddayfestivals.com

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 18:00
Groundhog Day at the Old Vic. Picture. Manuel Harlan.

The high-speed lyrical wit and richly layered variations means it will – appropriately enough – reward endless repeat trips.

Yesterday, 17:43
The London Rebel Choir. Picture: Benjamin Till.

Benjamin Till’s fourth album, The Pepys Motet, is based on the work of the diarist and is due to be released on September 2.

Friday, August 26, 2016
Marco Polo: An Untold Love Story at the Shaw Theatre

The Philippines and UK celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations, and the Shaw Thearre’s Marco Polo charts the explorers journey

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special leather outfit.

Despite not growing up with Elvis on her musical radar, Zoey Goto has devoted the past two and a half years to finding out about his style

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Brass (Copywright: National Youth Theatre)

The National Youth Theatre’s production Brass at the Hackney Empire, tells of a brass band who sign up, and the women they leave behind.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
War Dogs. Picture: Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Jonah Hill and Miles Teller star in War Dogs, a black comedy about two gunrunners who made a fortune procuring weapons for the US military

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Glass Animals' new album How To Be a Human Being is out August 26. Picture: Neil Krug.

Discovered by Paul Epworth, Joe Seaward of Glass Animals speaks to Zoe Paskett about their latest album, How To Be a Human Being

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Julietta

Pedro Almodovar returns to the screen in Julieta, based on short stories by Nobel prize winner Alice Munro.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read entertainment

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hackney Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now