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Field Day 2013: First Names Announced!
Luke Turner , November 21st, 2012 10:27

Mulatu Astatke and Animal Collective among first acts announced

We're pleased to be able to give you glad tidings of the first list of names confirmed for the Field Day Festival 2013, where we'll once again be hosting the Village Mentality Stage. The Festival, held as ever in Victoria Park in East London, this year takes place on May 25th 2013. These here are the first names to be announced... can you guess which will be on our stage? Animal Collective, Bat For Lashes, Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Chvrches, Daphni, Daughter, Disclosure, Django Django, Do Make Say Think, Emeralds, Everything Everything, Four Tet, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Fucked Up, Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion, Hessle Audio... DJs - Ben UFO, Pangaea, Pearson Sound. Also! How To Dress Well, Jacques Greene, James Yorkston, Julio Bashmore, Karenn, Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopiques), Thomas Mapfumo, Tim Burgess, TNGHT, Virals, Vondelpark. How dyer like them apples?

We're also excited that our friends at Caught By The River will be hosting an area of the Festival - expect talks on the finer things in life, great music, and prodigious ale drinking. Says Tom Baker of EYOE, "It's always a challenge trying to better the last Field Day line up. But I think next year's is as thrilling, inspiring and diverse as anything we've ever done. I am personally honoured that Field Day will play host to the brilliant main stage double bill of ground breaking artists Animal Collective and Bat For Lashes. And alongside these, Zimbabwe's Thomas Mapfumo, seminal drummer Ginger Baker and Ethiopiques' legend Mulatu Astatke are true dream bookings for Field Day." Go here to buy tickets.

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