It’s come a long way since Field Day’s beginnings almost a decade ago in Victoria Park. I remember it well, a friend of mine, just starting out her career as a music photographer had got her first big booking. It rained hard but we didn’t care, classic British Summer afterall. I mean, what could be better than nipping backstage to watch Florence and the Machine, Four Tet, Foals, Bat for Lashes and so many more. The lineup then was just as strong as it is today. What’s different is the seismic change of venue as well as the capacity. Field Day’s bemoath new location is now the site of a former gasworks in Meridian Water near Tottenham, with ten acres and four inter-connecting warehouse spaces to explore.
So what does this mean for you? Better sound (no-one wants the low level noise police again!) and late-night raving. Yes that’s right. Field Day is officially London’s latest festival with the last act billed for 01.30am and lights out at 3am on both Friday AND Saturday! Club veterans Bugged Out! have teamed up with Bulldog Gin to curate a stellar lineup at the Bulldog Gin Stage featuring the mighty Erol Alkan, Todd Terje, DJ Seinfeld, Haii amongst others. What’s more, to celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday 8th June, the BULLDOG Gin Yard will feature chill-out areas, a BULLDOG Gin bar and an immersive BULLDOG Gin Flavour Accelerator designed by the legendary Bompas & Parr.
First, choose your cocktail – Classic G&T, Blackberry G & T, Matcha G & Tea, or Ginspresso Martini – then prepare to blasted with chilled CO2 that forms a turbocharged cloud, leading to precipitation and goosebumps taking your chosen cocktail to supersonic levels. Sounds like a typical British Summer weekend…Don’t forget to take your umbrellas!
When: Saturday 8th June (World Gin Day)
Where: The Drumsheds, Meridian Water, N18 3BW. Head to the Bulldog Gin Yard.