The 5 worst clashes at Field Day 2018 and how to choose who to see
- Katharine Gemmell
- 31 May 2018
Festival returns to Brockwell Park this weekend with a lineup that's nearly too good to be true
Field Day is back again this Friday and Saturday for its 12th year with a new home, a return to its old two-day format, and another incredible lineup. The likes of Four Tet, Thundercat, Erykah Badu and NAO will perform over the weekend at a festival renowned for attracting the best alternative artists from across a diverse range of musical genres.
Just as you can count on Field Day to have an incredible lineup, you can always be sure that there will be some painful clashes. There's nothing worse than having to pick between your old fave and a new fave or deliberate over the pros and cons of who to see. So, just as we did last year we have rounded up the worst clashes to help you make your mind up.
Fri 1 Jun
Erykah Badu (EYOE, 9pm) vs. Tony Allen & Jeff Mills (Dimensions, 9.30pm)
Choosing between headliners is arguably the hardest decision of any festival. Erykah Badu – the Godmother of soul –has fans in high places, from Drake to Barack Obama. Clashing with her neo-soul jams is 'the wizard' techno producer Jeff Mills, playing alongside one of the best living drummers, and co-founder of the Afrobeat genre, Tony Allen. It's a tough decision as both performances will be memorable, but we'd suggest if you are looking for something truly unique and genre-blurring then go for Tony Allen & Jeff Mills.
Loyle Carner (EYOE, 7.30pm) vs. Mr Jukes (Shackwell Arms, 8pm)
Loyle Carner has had a fantastic couple of years after nominations for both the Mercury Prize and the Brit Awards propelled his laid back hop hop into the mainstream. On at the same time is the solo/collab jazz project from Bombay Bicycle Club's lead Jack Steadman. Although Mr Jukes would be an incredibly upbeat and enjoyable set, and we expect big things to come from him, Loyle Carner is perhaps too 'of the moment' to miss.