GIGsoup has been attending and LOVING Field Day SINCE OUR HUMBLE SITE BEGAN! And this year will surely be no exception. The (normally) Brockwell Park-based festival has migrated north this year, into it’s a new indoor location in Enfield. The festival has been going on for twelve years and is set to go on much later in 2019 with fewer noise restrictions in it’s Meridian Water location. The site includes over 10 acres of outdoor space, along with four interlinked warehouses. This year’s lineup includes Jorja Smith, Skepta and Diplo as well as many, many more.
Luke Huxham, Director of Field Day had this to say about the location change:
“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”.
Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Leader of Enfield council had this to say about the borough’s new event:
: “Enfield Council is hugely ambitious for Meridian Water – a major £6bn, 20-year London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council, which will bring 10,000 homes and thousands of jobs to Enfield, north London. Meridian Water will be a truly vibrant neighbourhood and new destination to enjoy nightlife, music, theatre, cinema and much more, all year round. Bringing the sheds back into use to deliver high-quality leisure, arts and cultural facilities and events is part of our drive to bring life and activity into the area and create a new 24-hour London destination. It also reflects the Council’s commitment to pursue meanwhile use for some sites on Meridian Water so that we generate income for the Council”.