Sleaford Mods, Gold Panda and more added to Field Day 2016 lineup

Field Day Saturday 11th June
 
Field Day are delighted to reveal the new line-up additions that will be joining the likes of Skepta, Four Tet, Deerhunter, Orchestra Baobab, Floating Points, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Youth Lagoon on the Field Day Saturday 11th June bill.
 

Field Day are thrilled to welcome Brooklyn based experimental rock band Yeasayer. With their new album Amen & Goodbye set to drop in April, this will be one of the first opportunities to hear the band's superbly odd and fantastic new material live in the UK. 
 
Contemporary Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods will also be joining the Field Day Saturday bill.  

Jason Williamson from the band commented on their addition to the Field Day line-up: "We've been wanting to play Field Day for ages, it's a festival that always houses a great deal of interesting new music and not the usual bland array of star employees from big labels. Should be a right laugh!"
 
Field Day are also excited to announce the post-hardcore sludge-punk trio Metz, hailed as North America's finest touring rock band, their guitars are titanic, drums ill-tempered, vocals chilling and the volume worrisome. 
 
Girl Band, the noise-rock quartet from Dublin have been praised for delivering visceral, invigorating music with nods to Daft Punk and Nick Cave. Their recent album Holding Hands with Jamie was recently included in Time Magazine's 10 Best Albums of 2015 poll.
 
Also on board for Field Day Saturday will be the impeccable Gold Panda. Hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, Gold Panda started writing beats and producing a few years ago, beginning the journey that ultimately saw him nominated in the BBC's Sound Poll list and the Guardian's prestigious First Album Award for his debut album Lucky Shiner. Since then, he has released a follow-up album, Half Of Where You Live and toured the world to considerable acclaim.
 
Meanwhile, the Berlin based duo Tale Of Us bring their emotive deep house sound to Field Day. Their popularity and talent was evident when they appeared at #3 in Resident Advisor's 'Top 100 DJ's' poll at the end of 2015. Jackmaster, the Glaswegian DJ and co-founder of the highly successful label and club night Numbers plus previous XOYO resident, will play b2b with the highly respected house and disco DJ Gerd Janson
 
Belfast-born duo Bicep will be spinning live, bringing their varied, disco, acid house sounds to a Field Day stage. The forward thinking Plastician and Berlin based disco diva The Black Madonna, renowned for her uplifting sets that balance established anthems with idiosyncratic selections, will also be joining the bill.
 
Elsewhere, Field Day welcomes Little Simz, an artist barely into her 20's who has already become one of the UK's most in-demand acts, changing up the rap game and appearing on the Forbes '30 under 30' list. Hackney based singer songwriter and BBC Music 'Sound Of 2016' pick Nao, whose unique vocal tone draws a fusion of hip hop, soul and R&B to UKG, funk and jazz, plus Kelela, an artist known for her gorgeous off-kilter R&B vocals and chilly metallic production.
 
Rising stars performing at this year's event include the young and extremely talented singer songwriter Gillbanks and Polydor Records signing Mabel, who will bring her refreshing pop sound to Field Day Saturday.
 
In addition Wooden Wisdom & DJ Fitz will be responsible for an unforgettable set. Wooden Wisdom are made up of Zach Cowie along with actor and label owner Elijah Wood (from Lord Of The Rings fame!), who'll be spinning classic funk-soul, spaced-out space age instrumentals and 80's-era dance new wave jams. They will be joined by DJ Fitz for a truly electric collaboration.
 
Field Day Sunday 12th June
 
After confirming the iconic PJ Harvey, Field Day are thrilled to announce more additions to the Field Day Sunday line up, which so far includes Beach House, John Grant, Molly Nilsson, GOAT, Optimo, Thurston Moore Band and many more.
 
Field Day Sunday welcomes The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the American neo-psychedelia torchbearers, formed in San Francisco back in 1990. Led by lead singer and guitarist Anton Newcombe, the band's output spans psychedelic rock, folk rock, shoegaze and noise pop. Now onto their fifteenth globe-trotting album, packed with multiple chiming guitars, the band will touch down at Victoria Park on Sunday 12th June. 
 
Also joining Field Day Sunday, will be the african 7-piece band Mbongwana Star from Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their music has been described as a 'clever balance between the sunshine vibes of soukous with the gritty reality of life in a Kinshasa slum'.
 
Also confirmed are Manchester's rising indie stars and BBC Music 'Sound Of 2016' hot picks Blossoms. Plus New York based rockers Parquet Courts, London's Tangerines as well as the enigmatic American alt folk singer-songwriter Cass McCombs.
 
Daphni the club-floor, techno drawn alias of Dan Snaith, more commonly known as Caribou will be returning to Victoria Park. London brothers Formation, who's smart liquid funk sound positioned them as one of NME and Time Out London's 'Ones To Watch' for 2016, and grammy-winning, classically trained, writer and producer Tourist will also appear on this years bill. 
 
Finally, Field Day are excited to announce Moon Duo, who will bring their off-kilter dance rhythms, repetitive, grinding riff and cosmic trucker boogies to Field Day Sunday.
 
Field Day president Tom Baker said on the new additions: "Im really thrilled to be able to announce even more acts for our 10th series of Field Day; Mbongwana Star are coming all the way from Kinshasa and they will blow your mind! We are very happy to welcome back Dan Snaith in his Daphni guise to FD Sunday alongside the seminal and psychedelic brilliance of The Brian Jonestown Massacre… True gents those Sleaford Mods will teach you some manners and Metz will make your ears bleed (in a good way)… There is still more to come we just can't tell you it all now!"
 
Tune in to the Steve Lamacq show on BBC 6 Music from 4pm GMT on Thursday 21st January for the exclusive first play of PJ Harvey's new single. 

Skrillex and Mark Ronson lead The Port lineup at Bestival 2015

Our own king of the ones & twos Rob da Bank says: “The Port is one of our finest achievements at Bestival, with some pretty stiff competition from all the other inventive constructions that have gone down over the last 12 years. A massive ship seemingly anchored into the grass at Robin Hill complete with smoking funnels, rusty portholes and all topped off with a crazy crew of nautical nutters dancing day and night in laser beam ecstasy.

I cannot wait to see what Skrillex will pull out the bag for a Sunday finale. Sonny hasn’t been to Bestival for four years so a lot has changed for all of us, and I think The Port is gonna be very special that night. Especially because, as anyone who’s seen Mark Ronson DJ knows, they’re in for a massive treat, too – a sublime Sunday night double-header, even if I do say so myself. I love Annie Mac’s back to back extravaganza – great concept and some amazing talent, and our Friday techno and disco explosion will kick it all off nicely. All aboard for another insane party at The Port!

Making his return to Bestival, we are absolutely ecstatic to be able to announce the mighty Skrillex will be ramping up the late night action on Sunday. A trail blazer of electronic dance music, he’s a six-time Grammy award winner, and a global icon, so you can guarantee when he drops the magic, it’s gonna go off. Fierce beats and rib-smashing bass ahoy!

He might know a thing or two about ruling the pop charts but Mark Ronson has got fat beats flowing through his veins. A true master with a pair of turntables, his sets are consistently devastating, spanking dancefloors into submission worldwide. Add in a touch of HMS Bestival’s own special magic and you’re on course for some truly euphoric last night shenanigans. Not to be missed.

With Annie Mac taking the reins on Saturday showcasing a series of very special back to back rinses, and Seth Troxler large and in charge on Friday, we really could keep you dancing all weekend long. And we just might, with sets from Four Tet, Tale of Us, Guy Gerber, Jackmaster, David Rodigan MBE, Hannah Wants, Mistajam, Erol Alkan, Andrew Weatherall, Greg Wilson, Toddla T, High Contrast and London Elektricity.

We’ll also have the very welcome return of Croydon’s finest, Benga, plus Special Request, Horse Meat Disco, Monki, Mele, Wookie, Slimzee, Etherwood, Fred V & Grafix, Dynamite MC, The Heatwave, Kiwi, Low Steppa, Logan Sama, Mella Dee and Flava D.

It’s not just a dance stage, it’s a life changing experience. Make sure you get yourself to The Port this September for a blissful summer of love.

Eats Everything, Ben Pearce and more added to South West Four 2015 lineup

ADDED TO SW4 SATURDAY…

AMINE EDGE & DANCE · EATS EVERYTHING

THE MAGICIAN · MIND AGAINST

Hailing from Southern France, Amine Edge & Dance have taken the world by storm with their ground-breaking sound which incorporates early house, 80's hip-hop, breakbeats and everything in between. Titled ‘G-House’, this genre has found a home via their revolutionary label CUFF, to which they owe much of their astronomical success. With over twenty artists now signed to the label and a release rate of two EPs per month, the Marseille duo have been spearheading dance music’s latest movement which shows no sign of slowing down. After landing in Ibiza for the first time in 2013, their contagious sound quickly garnered a dedicated fanbase, leading to a weekly night last summer at underground hotspot Sankeys, to which thousands flocked. As big fans of their colossal uprising, we're delighted to welcome them to our outdoor main stage on Saturday 29th August for their hugely anticipated SW4 debut. 

Since 2011, Bristolian Dan Pearce aka Eats Everything has been at the forefront of the UK house scene, pushing musical boundaries wherever he goes. Now in 2015, he is one of the most in-demand DJs on the planet. Last year saw Eats present an Edible stage at a UK festival for the first time, as he took control of his own 7000 capacity stage at SW4. With the arena proving such a booming success, we knew we had to get him back to the Common so he could bring it alive once again. With an unquestioned appetite for touring, Eats can be found chomping his way across globe with regular performances at the planet’s most famous clubs. This includes fabric, Panorama Bar, Amnesia and DC-10, as well as festivals such as Coachella, BPM, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Exit and Bestival. With his eight hour New Year's Day set at Electric Brixton still fresh in our minds, this will be your only opportunity to see Eats back in South West London this year…

Previously one half of revered Balearic disco duo Aeroplane, our next addition disembarked that flight and boarded his own magical carpet ride in 2010 when The Magician was born. Having just put Europe under his spell with a fifteen date 'Potion’ tour, South West Four is confirmed as the next London date for this hugely in-demand act. With a sound that floats effortlessly between disco, house, funk and soul and as highlighted in his championed 'Magic Tape' mix series, the Belgian-born DJ is one not miss this August.

Our next Saturday act is another we've had our ears on for some time, as we bring Italian-born, Berlin-based duo Mind Against to Clapham Common for their debut SW4 performance. Made up of brothers Allesandro and Federico Fognini, the house and techno purists have a natural connection which is demonstrated even further behind the decks. Signed to the underground powerhouse ‘Life & Death’ imprint, their organic sound has seen them put in standout sessions at Berghain, Watergate, fabric, D-Edge and Cocorico. Don't miss their exclusive appearance on Saturday 29th August.

ADDED TO SW4 SUNDAY…

DIXON · TALE OF US

JOSEPH CAPRIATI · BEN PEARCE

There are very few tastemakers in the world that can be considered in the same league as Berlin's Dixon. Founder of the seminal Innervisions imprint alongside ├éme, we have been chasing this superb DJ for many years, however in 2015 we have finally got our man. Dixon’s packed diary represents a vast catalogue of the greatest parties the world has to offer, making his SW4 debut and only London festival performance of the year that extra bit special. 2014 witnessed Dixon enter at #1 in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJs poll for the second consecutive year, whilst recent label takeovers at BPM and Panorama Bar and upcoming tours of Australia and USA have further reinforced his global dominance. Returning to London after a five month hiatus, we guarantee his first ever SW4 appearance will be worth the wait. London please rise, as we prepare for the arrival of one of the world’s most loved DJs.

Following an incredible performance at SW4 last year, Carmine Conte and Matteo Milleri aka Tale of Us are back for their exclusive London festival play. 2015 has seen the duo take a break from touring to concentrate on their studio output, which means the Life & Death specialists will come to SW4 refreshed and at the very top of their game. Last year Tale of Us played Time Warp (Mannheim, Buenos Aires and New York), Burning Man and Awakenings, as well as continue their relationship with ENTER.Ibiza and Circo Loco at DC-10. Their incredible remix of Caribou's 'I Can't Do Without You', alongside Mano Le Tough, proved to be one of the most popular records of the past twelve months and can be considered a taster of what to expect from their debut album, due for release later this year. Having fought off fierce competition for their services, we are delighted to welcome back one of our favourite acts to destroy SW4 once again.

Recognised as one of the most exciting DJs to emerge through the techno scene in recent years, Joseph Capriati's rise to prominence has been nothing short of relentless. The past twelve months have seen him heighten this further with dates at Amnesia (Ibiza), Berghain (Berlin), fabric (London), Space (Miami), Output (New York), Stereo (Monreal) and Cocorico (Italy). 2015 has seen him step into new territory with the launch of his '100% JC' concept, as well as make time for the studio. A key member of Adam Beyer's Drumcode stable and resident DJ for Marco Carola's Music On, Capriati's presence within the underground scene is as dominant as ever, making his South West Four debut one of the most anticipated this year. Returning to London for the first time since his marathon set at fabric in February, the arrival of the Italian titan is one we are extremely excited about. Don't miss it.

Ever since he emerged to win 'Best Breakthough Producer' at the 2013 DJ Mag 'Best of British' Awards, UK producer Ben Pearce has been on our most wanted list. Two years on and we are pleased to bring him to the festival for the very first time. Last year witnessed the Purp & Soul front man take things to the next level with dates in Ibiza for Together, We Love…, Defected and ANTS, in addition to festival appearances at Hideout, Reading & Leeds and Global Gathering amongst others. Furthermore the launch of his Sextape series, a concept focusing on funk, soul and disco and his new monthly radio show on Rinse FM, illustrates that 2015 will be his best year to date.