Field Day 2017, held in June at Victoria Park. Photo by John Lubbock
Promoter Eat Your Own Ears has held a consultation with residents of Brockwell Park, in south London, Access has learnt. The meeting, held on Monday (20 November) confirms rumours about Field Day 2018 moving to the south of the river.
Brockwell Park is a 50.8 hectare (125.53 acres) park located between Brixton, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in South London.
Local residents have been sent letters by the Field Day organisers inviting them to meet and “discuss arrangements for the festival”.
The letter read: “The award-winning event has taken place in Victoria Park every year since 2007, with the 2018 edition being planned for its new home at Brockwell Park.”
The two-day music festival had been held in Victoria Park for the past 11 years. Field Day 2017 attracted 20,000 revellers.
The 2018 outing of Field Day was forced to relocate following AEG’s contract win with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which will see AEG’s Goldenvoice launch the All Points East festival.
Brockwell Park has been on the promoter’s radar since the announcement of the new festival by AEG in Victoria Park.
Established in 2007, Field Day had attracted world-class artists to Victoria Park, including Patti Smith, Air, Ride, Slowdive, Bat For Lashes, and Disclosure.
This year, Field Day debuted The Barn, a hanger-style indoor arena that staged Aphex Twin’s first live show in five years.
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets signed a four-year exclusive contract with AEG. The company also manages the British Summer Time in Hyde Park and live venues including the O2 Arena. The launch of All Points East is lead by its child company Goldenvoice.
The team behind AEG’s Goldenvoice is the same that works for US festivals Coachella and FYF Fest in California, and Panorama in New York.
AEG’s Victoria Park exclusivity has also prompted the relocation of Live Nation/Mama’s Lovebox and Citadel festivals. Access understands these events might also be moving to Brockwell Park next year.
Field Day 2018 will take place on 2-3 June.