Promising yet another year of sensational music, wondrous attractions and a plethora of activities for the whole family, Forgotten Fields will once again stand as the definitive British festival experience, combining the picturesque landscapes of East Sussex with the intimate atmosphere that made last year’s event such a highlight. Last year’s sold out debut year provided attendees with a weekend of entertainment from start to finish, all under the blossoming Sussex sunshine.
Indie legends Suede will be taking to the stage to take on headline duties. Having returned this year with the incredible album and accompanying film ‘Night Sports’, the seminal act, lead by true showman Brett Anderson and possessing an untouchable back catalogue, are sure to provide one of the most anthemic moments of the weekend.
Dublin quartet Kodaline established themselves as serious rock proposition with debut album 'A Perfect World'. Full of epic anthems and killer hooks it was one of the biggest selling debut releases of 2014 and their recently released ambitious second album 'Coming Up For Air' has taken the band to the next level, piling chorus upon unshakable chorus with teary, anthemic sing-alongs. The record showcases a band at the top of their game and their headline slot is sure to be a Forgotten Fields highlight.
Also on headline duty, grime star, Dizzee Rascal is the ultimate festival showman and his legendary sets feature huge hits 'Dance Wiv Me', 'Bonkers', 'Holiday' and 'Dirtee Disco'. Expect an irrepressible mix of hip-hop, grime, garage and R'n'B from the Mercury Music Prize winner and an up-tempo party set that will have the festival hordes skanking all night long.
This year Forgotten Fields will also be presenting a huge dance lineup for those wishing to take the party into the nighttime. With the full lineup still to be announced, the weekend already promises to be huge with the stage headlined by undisputed DJ legend Norman Jay MBE, drum and bass pioneer Shy FX, renowned turntablist DJ Yoda and breakbeat producer and DJ Krafty Kuts. Fans of all things dance need look no further!
Championing new and emerging talent, the Horizon stage will host hotly-tipped, youthful indie trio Blaenavon alongside Hastings four piece Kid Kapichi, singer-songwriter Raffer, Kent three piece The Bay Rays, the beautiful sounds of Emmy The Great, synth-pop duo Skies and indie rockers Dorey The Wise, promising Essex indie tykes Youth Club as well as WAX, The Standard Lamps, Rag N Bone Man, The Hyve,JoeyFat, Fours and Marthagunn.
The festival-favourite House Party stage returns for 2016 and promises to deliver one of the most eclectic lineups at the festival. Headlined by Stay Beautiful’s incredible Bowie Disco and featuring a lineup including revered hip-hop mixologist DJ Format & Abdominal, Welsh three-pieceYucatan, Belfats psych-rock maestros Documenta, Australian psychedelic post-punks The Church, Paddy Considine fronted rock outfit Riding The Low, London duo Beds In Parks, on the rise indie quartet Lisbon and S.C.U.M. alumni Blueprint Blue alongside party tunes from DJ Megatune and the incredible Northern Soul Dance Class.
The Gypsy Disco stage will return with an eclectic lineup including Mango Rescue Team, Dr Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8, Forest Of Fools,Buffos Wake, Discount Orchestra, Afro Cluster and Gyps N Progress.
SUEDE / KODALINE / DIZZEE RASCAL
KELIS / MAXIMO PARK / THE SUGAR HILL GANG / BAND OF SKULLS / NEWTON FAULKNER / IBIBO SOUND MACHINE / POLICE DOG HOGAN / JACK SAVORETTI / MILKYCHANCE / TOO MANY T’S / KULA SHAKER / HUDSON TAYLOR
NORMAN JAY MBE / SHY FX / DJ YODA / KRAFTY KUTS / BLAENAVON / KID KAPICHI / RAFFER / THE BAY RAYS / SKIES / DOREY THE WISE / WAX / THE STANDARD LAMPS / MARTHAGUNN / THE HYVE / JOEYFAT / FOURS / EMMY THE GREAT / RAG N BONE MAN / YOUTH CLUB
DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL / YUCATAN / DOCUMENTA / THE CHURCH / RIDING THE LOW / BEDS IN PARKS / LISBON / BLUEPRINT BLUE / DJ MEGATUNE / NORTHERN SOUL DANCE CLASS / STAY BEAUTIFUL BOWIE DISCO
MANGO RESCUE TEAM / DR BLUEGRASS & THE ILLBILLY 8 / FOREST OF FOOLS / BUFFOS WAKE / DISCOUNT ORCHESTRA / AFRO CLUSTER / GYPS N PROGRESS