Nurturing local talent and championing heavyweights, AVA is one of the best UK parties going
In Field Day's new home in Brockwell Park, the theme for this year's Village Mentality will be all things wheels and cycles, including Tombola, Sponge Cake Discus and a Human Wheelbarrow. The Village Mentality Village Green has always been at the core of Field Day extra-curriculars with its organic flower friendly aesthetic, DIY village green stalls and unmissable Village Green team games that are reminiscent of sports day favourites. And not forgetting the ever popular eating contest, now in its 12th year, Village Mentality always delivers the unexpected and features a real ale bar alongside a big top churning out the classics from the formidable Farnborough Concert Band of The British Legion.
Not only are Field Day leading the boutique music festival scene, they've also snagged Fat Gay Vegan to get onboard to help curate the food line-up including mouthwatering fried jackfruit from Biff's Jack Shack, sumptuous steamed buns from Eat Chay and aromatic Thai cuisine from Greedy Khao.
Fat Gay Vegan says "Nobody could imagine how excited I was when Field Day asked me to organise a designated vegan food area at their 2018 outing. As Fat Gay Vegan, I’ve made it my business to hunt down the best vegan food in the UK and I'm properly thrilled to be able to bring some of my favourite traders to such a legendary, fun-filled event."
There's also plenty more street food on offer in Street Feast's area with sticky barbequed ribs from HotBox, vegan Mexican from Club Mexicana, cured salt beef from Salt Shed, Arepas from Petare, wood-fired BBQ from Baked in Brick and burgers courtesy of Mother Flipper.
Elsewhere expect gourmet hotdogs from Popdogs, grab a hoisin 'duck' sushi wrap from Happy Maki, or pitta chips from Soffles. There's also the scrumptious Senegalese offerings from Little Baobab, New Orleans- inspired po' boys sandwiches from Slingin' Po' Boys and heavenly melted cheese offerings from The Cheese Truck but save room for pudding – Bad Brownie, Vicky's Donuts and Churros Bros are sure to deliver some unapologetically tasty treats.
To offer festivalgoers more than the obligatory festival lager, Camden Town Brewery will be on hand to serve up their signature range of craft beers. London Brewers Market, courtesy of The Five Points Brewing Co., will be onsite to showcase the very best of London's brewing scene, including an array of the area's best local breweries such Canopy Beer Co. and Bullfinch Brewery from Herne Hill, Orbit Beers from Walworth and further South London additions from Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, Fourpure Brewing Company and Affinity Brew Co.
Also announced is G Flip on the new SuperdrySounds stage. The Melbourne native is not only a singer, producer but also a gifted multi-instrumentalist under the moniker G Flip, born Georgia Flipo. This new addition joins an illustrious, multi-genre line-up that includes UK exclusive performances from Erykah Badu, Fever Ray and Cornelius, as well as performances from the likes of Thundercat, Loyle Carner, Moses Sumney, IAMDDB, Four Tet, Floating Points, Tony Allen & Jeff Mills and many more. And to top it all off, three local Lambeth acts will open the Main Stage on both Friday and Saturday. Wu-Lu Live, Project Karnak and Tomorrow's Warriors Female Frontline all won the coveted prize as a part of the Lambeth Music Service, dedicated to championing local up-and-coming musicians.
Speaking about the line-up, Field Day co-founder Tom Baker said: “The mountain has almost been climbed and we are almost at the top looking out across a beautiful park, Brockwell Park, our new home with excitement at a really diverse cutting edge and forward thinking line-up of brilliant music that spans all genres. This is it Field Day 2018…”
Limited tickets still available: http://fielddayfestivals.com/