Field Day announce Erykah Badu, Thundercat and Fever Ray for 2018
Erykah Badu heads up the London festival's line-up, with Fever Ray, Thundercat and Four Tet also set to perform across the weekend
With new festival All Points East taking over East London's Victoria Park this summer, Field Day is moving south to Brockwell Park for the first time since its 2007 inception and has secured a huge, diverse line-up of acts for its debut at the new location.
Grammy Award-winning soul singer and musical icon Erykah Badu will headline the Friday, in her only UK performance of 2018, with prolific hip-hop beatmaker Madlib and South London's own Loyle Carner also performing on the day. The festival's second stage, a hangar-like indoor arena called The Barn, which launched at last year's festival, returns for another year (only on Saturday) and will host performances from Four Tet (live), Floating Points and Nils Frahm among others.
Other notable artists performing across the weekend include Swedish electronic musician (and former one half of The Knife) Fever Ray, in a UK festival exclusive; ex-Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt, who is due to release new music this year, New York rapper Princess Nokia, and bass master Thundercat.
Field Day co-founder Tom Baker says of the line-up: "I feel the Field Day 2018 line-up is one of the best yet, it's fresh and exciting, cutting edge but has some absolute legends and returning Field Day veterans, it's 'Field Day’… through and through."
Field Day takes place at Brockwell Park, London, 1-2 Jun; tickets are on sale now via fielddayfestivals.com