June 24, 2014

Field Day 2014 (Day 2)

On the 7th and 8th of June, London's Victoria Park got ready for an annual festival called Field Day. Playing this year were the likes of Warpaint, Thurston Moore, The Horrors, Pond and Pixies. I was lucky enough to be able to go along on the Sunday where I saw a number of bands.

Victoria Park opened at 1 pm and loads of people who had been sitting on the grass suddenly rushed to get inside of the park for the second day of the festival to begin.

The first band I saw of the day was The Wytches playing on the Eat Your Own Ears stage. They only played for half an hour, but they didn't disappoint and their set definitely warmed up the crowd for the rest of the day.

Next on were Pond, a band who I've been wanting to see for a long time. Nick Allbrook came out with a blue painted face and the crowd cheered. They played a lot of songs from their most recent album Hobo Rocket and a couple new ones from their upcoming album Man It Feels Like Space Again. They played a good set, although I think they would have done better on a smaller stage because I feel they would have suited it better, but they still seemed to be enjoyed by all who watched.

I then managed to see a little bit of Telegram's set at the Shacklewell Arms stage. From what I saw, I enjoyed their set a lot, even though I was far from the front and didn't get a very good view.

It was then time for The Horrors. Playing songs old and new complete with Rhys Webb spinning around on stage when playing bass. The Horrors put on a good show and they definitely prepared the crowd for the last band of the night.

Everyone, including bands who had already performed, went over to the Eat Your Own Ears stage to watch Pixies play what was their only UK date this year. Everyone in the crowd was singing and dancing along to the songs. It was definitely a great way to end a festival. I am looking forward to seeing the lineup for next year already.

Photos: Mollie Ruck

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