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Franz & Tortoise For Field Day '12
The Quietus , December 7th, 2011 05:55

Quietus stage news!

Those cursed Olympics aren't going to stop London having a jolly good time in summer 2012, even if it does mean we have to move our favourite festivals. But we're pleased to say that on Saturday June 2nd 2012 the Quietus will, for the the third year, be taking over the Village Mentality Stage at Field Day London. After last year, where Omar Souleyman and Konono No.1 made the poles shake and we discovered the brilliant Toy, what a humdinger in Victoria Park do we have planned! After the birth of a small Tortoise meant they had to pull out last year, we're pleased to say that all of Tortoise will be along to make up for it this time around. They're joined on our stage by the legend who is Papa M, aka Dave 'very busy in lots of groups' Pajo and the man with a beard that challenges even that of Alan Moore (no relation), R. Stevie Moore. Finally, Gold Panda will be giving us a dance before the headliner... who we'll be announcing in a few weeks.

Away from the Village Mentality stage, Franz Ferdinand will make their long-awaited return as main stage headliners, and are joined there by Beirut and Metronomy.

Also on the bill thus far (and believe us when we tell you the rest of it is Quite Something) are Afrocubism, Andrew Bird, Baxter Dury, Com Truise, Errors, Fennesz, Gold Panda, Here We Go Magic, Hudson Mohawke – Live, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Julio Bashmore, Outfit, Maya Jane Coles, Peaking Lights, Revere, Rocketnumbernine, Rustie, SBTRKT, To Kill a King, The Vaccines and Zulu Winter. You can buy early bird tickets for £39.50 here.

Said Mr Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand about the bill (you can actually often catch him on the night bus home in the vicinity of Field Day), "I'm looking forward to Field Day this coming summer. I've been the last couple of years and the line-up's always been excellent. Electrelane playing 'Small Town Boy' and Martin Creed's set were last year’s highlights for me. This year's line-up is already shaping up well with Metronomy and R Stevie Moore on the bill. Being in walking distance of a good pub at the end of the night works well for me too...”

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