New London venue The Drumsheds to open for Field Day 2019

Field Day © Photography by Jake Davis
© Jake Davis

Broadwick Venues are opening up a new space called The Drumsheds.

The 10,000 capacity venue will be launched at Meridian Water, in north London, for Field Day 2019. After upping sticks last year to move from Victoria to Brockwell Park, the UK event is set to relocate again this summer, on 7-8 June, to a former gas works site in Enfield.

The festival’s upcoming edition will be staged across four interlinked warehouses and 10 acres of outdoor space. Located next to Tottenham Marshes, The Drumsheds is set to be a cavernous, industrial setting shielded by tree lines and the banks of Walthamstow reservoir. Its location will allow the space to host late-night events at a loud volume. A new Meridian Water Overground station will also open in May, a five-minute walk away from the new venue.

Last year, Festival Director Luke Huxham 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.”

Those announced for the Field Day line-up so far include Jorja Smith, Skepta, Octavian, Death Grips and Flohio. Last year, Crack Magazine hosted a stage featuring Fever Ray, Princess Nokia, Jimothy Lacoste and more on the line-up.

Head to the festival’s website for tickets, and watch Princess Nokia perform Kitana at Field Day 2018.