Field Day Festival, United Kingdom
Gemma from Two Scots Abroad
I am pretty certain if this was next month I’d say that South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin is my favourite festival, time will tell! Last June, Craig and I took the overnight bus to London (it had a double bed!) for Field Day Festival at Victoria Park near the hipster cool Bethnal Green area. We travelled to see one band – Blood Orange.
We’ve been stalking Dev Hynes since we met two and half years ago so when we heard that he was taking to the stage in the UK (he lives in NYC) we dumped our plans to go to Dublin (a birthday present from Craig) and booked up for Field Day (an even better birthday present from Craig). Dev did not disappoint and appeared with his girlfriend Samantha Urbani from the band Friends. The highlight was the mash up they did near the close of the set. Craig also spotted Florence without her Machine wandering about the festival-goers. Laid back and sound talent.