Field Day Festival is shaping up to be the best one yet

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Field Day Festival is shaping up to be the best on

There’s no doubting that this year’s bill for Field Day has set a benchmark for London Festivals. This year there are no less than 3 Mercury nominees on the bill – Anna Calvi, James Blake and Jon Hopkins join previous nominees and winners The Horrors

Helping the spirit of the village fair live on in one leafy corner of Hackney, head to the Village Mentality area on The Village Green for a fantastic mix of traditional side stalls inspired by country pastimes and wholesome fete games. 2011 sees some new additions and old favourites taking place – making Village Mentality a bit like a Royal Wedding except a) it’s salt of the earth b) it doesn’t cost very much c) it’s not televised. There will be teatowels though.

Dalston Darling's official Women's Institute are taking over the Village Green tent. Expect lots of cake plus something a bit different as Field Day are pleased to announce fashion icon Fee Doran AKA Mrs Jones will be on site to help ‘Sort Yourself Out Love’ - created by event organiser Kelly Love, Hair Mistress Victoria Saunders and Fashion Designer to the stars Mrs Jones, Field Dayers will be able to pop in to SYOL for a quick dynamic festival restyle by this crack creative team: then join in the themed Dalston Darling's W.I tea party -  Alice in W.I. Land.

Check out all of the fun and join in some of the activities at Field Day this year including the Egg and Spoon, Three Legged race, Watermelon Relay Races and more. Don't miss the village fete stalls where activities include the well-loved Tombola, a nostalgic Duck Shoot, Splat the Rat, Lucky Dip, Coconut Shy and Bowling for Bacon.

Refreshments can be found at the Real Ale tent and Pimms Bus with plenty of food stalls also on site.


Published on 29 July 2011 by Wayne Feltham

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