Skepta, Jorja Smith and more for Field Day 2019

Skepta of By better Know performs onstage during the different cloth part II tour at O2 Forum Kentish Town on November 27, 2018 in London, England.

This year’s Field Day line up gets its first announcement, and it’s a good one!

The two-day festival will take place at a new location in Meridian Water, London from 7 - 8 June 2019. It used to be held at Victoria Park, but last year was moved to Brockwell Park. The event began in 2007, and is now bigger than ever, consistently securing a rage of exciting acts year after year. Field Day’s reputation for featuring some of the most impressive artists across their stages continues to strengthen, and this year it looks like Skepta and Jorja Smith will be headlining.

The grime artist is perhaps the most praised in his genre and has been for a few years now. His 2016 album Konnichiwa was adored by critics, fans, and even went on to win the coveted Mercury Prize, beating the likes of Radiohead, David Bowie, The 1975, Michael Kiwanuka and numerous others. With singles from “That’s Not Me” to “Shutdown”, the record propelled the rapper to new heights, and he’s yet to come down; it’s not a possibility, and with this Friday night headline set, he’s sure to rise higher. 

English singer-songwriter Jorja Smith released her debut studio-album Lost & Found in the Summer of 2018, and has gone on to great acclaim. She’s an artist rich in influence, and as her fan-base continues to build - she’s just been nominated for three Brit Awards - so will she. It’s a perfect time to catch her, as there are so many other terrific artists hitting the stage Saturday.

Appearing across the weekend will be Jungle, Earl Sweatshirt, Deerhunter, Diplo, Pusha T, Octavian, JPEGMAFIA, Modeselektor and many more. Be sure to check out more of the Field Day announcements on their website, and keep your eyes peeled for more line up news. If you’d like to explore the acts set to hit the stage, why not start with BBC Music’s Sound of 2019 winner, Octavian.

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