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Field Day 2010: A Final Rundown
The Quietus , July 30th, 2010 14:25

Field Day takes place in Victoria Park tomorrow, so here's a final preview piece, with all the stuff we've been running on the bands who'll be playing the Village Mentality Stage

And so Field Day is but hours away and, with pictures from the site that show toilets ranked like a Roman Legion and a pretty damn good weather forecast, will this finally be the year that everyone stops moaning? We’re, of course, very excited about the Village Mentality stage that we’ve had a hand in curating, and will be getting there way in advance of half past twelve to see Runners, that excellent group who won our competition to open the festival. And then on in, we're very much looking forward to Flower Corsano Duo, Amiina, Beth Jeans Houghton, Esben & The Witch, Max Tundra, Gruff Rhys Vs. Tony Da Gatorra, Archie Bronson Outfit, Silver Apples and Mouse On Mars, with a couple of wanders to see The Fall, Factory Floor, Walls and Pantha Du Prince.

We’re about done with our pre-festival coverage, save to pass on the knowledge that Archie Bronson Outfit would like to collaborate with Silver Apples, will be drinking rum & coke, and if covering The Fall would pick 'Cruisers Creek'. Oh, and Dorian Hobday’s sartorial advice for if the weather is bad: "a heavy Derby tweed, preferably with silk long johns underneath" in case of inclement weather.

To recap, we’ve been running a whole host of special Field Day-related features on the Quietus. We talked to Mouse On Mars' Jan St Werner about his teenage obsession with pimping his racing bike, and took the opportunity to ascertain the chances some Von Sudenfed action at the Festival.

Today, we published one of the first interviews between Tony Da Gatorra and Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys. They discuss their unique collaboration, their love of the protest song, ponder on Runners appearing onstage with them, and Gruff accidentally revealed his pin number. Here’s hoping there are no east London ne-er-do-wells reading this.

We also interviewed Flower Corsano Duo and Silver Apples, two of the most innovative groups you’re going to find on any Festival stage in 2010. And finally, we’ve had two great mixes, a gothic-tinged one from Esben and The Witch and a brightly contrasting MIDI megamix from Max Tundra. Oh, and why not have a look at this old interview we did with Amiina when they performed their animation soundtracks for us at Branchage.

If you've not already got a ticket we're told there'll be some on the door tomorrow, check the Field Day website early on for stage times, and have a listen to their preview radio show. We shall see you in Victoria Park.

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