The new venue will allow Field Day to expand its line-up and run later than ever before.
Field Day has announced that it will move to a new location in Meridian Water, north London. Located next to Tottenham Marshes, the festival will take place in on old gas works, combining a 10-acre outdoor space with four interlinked warehouses. The news comes after the announcement that Field Day’s next edition will be relocating from Brockwell Park, where the festival took place in 2018, after 10 years at Victoria Park.
The London festival has been working in partnership with Enfield Council, who are leading a 20-year plan to regenerate the Meridian Water area to convert it into a 24-hour neighbourhood. Luke Huxham, Festival Director of Field Day, said, “2019 will mark the start of a new chapter for Field Day and a completely new type of festival for London. This new site will allow us to break down the restrictions that London festivals are normally faced with and deliver an unrivalled experience.”
“It’s hugely exciting to be working with such a pioneering council, who support our ideas and are focused on creating a new cultural hub for London. We can’t wait to unveil more of our plans in the coming weeks.”
Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Leader of Enfield Council, said via a press statement, “Enfield Council is hugely ambitious for Meridian Water – a major £6 billion, 20-year London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council, which will bring 10,000 homes and thousands of jobs to Enfield, north London.”
“Bringing the sheds back into use to deliver high quality leisure, arts and cultural facilities and events is part of our drive to bring life and activity into the area and create a new 24-hour London destination.”
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