Skepta and Jorja Smith to Headline Field Day 2019

The first wave of acts for 2019's Field Day have been announced with the likes of Diplo, Bonobo, Earl Sweatshirt and The Black Madonna set to play alongside Skepta and Jorja Smith

Article by Alexander Smail | 15 Jan 2019
  • Jorja Smith live at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Field Day is set to return this summer to its brand new home in North London, Merdian Water. The brand new location has never been used before and features four massive warehouses and a ten-acre expansive outdoor space, and today the festival has announced the first wave of its stacked line-up.

Topping the bill are grime superstar Skepta and Grammy-nominated R'n'B singer Jorja Smith. The former's appearance is something of a homecoming for the London rapper, who grew up nearby the festival's new home.

Elsewhere, the line-up includes an eclectic mix of electronic, indie and hip-hop acts such as Pusha T, Deerhunter, Julia Holter, Todd Terje, Kelly Lee Owens, Marie Davidson, The Black Madonna and Modeselektor.

Of the announcement, Field Day co-founder Tom Baker says: "This really is a new and exciting chapter for Field Day, our new home is arguably one of the most dynamic sites in the country, with a line-up that is typically eclectic and diverse as ever before. I'm thrilled about the return of Skepta who back in 2016 played to one of the biggest crowds we’ve ever had at Field Day; Saturday's headliner the brilliant Jorja Smith will be truly sensational; Diplo’s sets are just absolute dance frenzied seamless brilliance, alongside rising artists Pip Blom, MorMor, Boy Azooga and the return of Deerhunter with an excellent new album… Working with purpose-built indoor venues with generous sound levels and early morning curfews is what London truly deserves."

See the full line-up announced so far below.

Friday 7 June

Bonobo DJ set
Boy Azooga
Earl Sweatshirt
George Fitzgerald (Live)
Jessica Winter
Julia Holter
Kelly Lee Owens
Leon Vynehall (Live)
Lost Souls of Saturn
Methyl Ethel
Pip Blom

Saturday 8 June

The Black Madonna
Denis Sulta
DJ Seinfeld
Eclair Fifi
Erol Alkan
Jorja Smith
Mall Grab
Marie Davidson (Live)
The Mauskovic Dance Band
Mella Dee
Pusha T
Rachel Chinouriri
Red Axes (Live)
Seth Troxler
Skee Mask
Todd Terje

Field Day takes place 7-8 Jun, Merdian Water, Enfield, North London; Tickets are on sale now from £35