The Drumsheds, London
7 - 8 June

June 7-8 saw London mainstay Field Day mark a new chapter in its history as it inaugurated a brand new site adjacent to Tottenham Marshes and centred around The Drumsheds – a new 10,000 capacity permanent venue comprised of four giant interconnected warehouses.

In between headline sets from the likes of Skepta and Jorja Smith, as well as performances from JPEGMAFIA, Death Grips and Modeselektor, we caught up with six rising creatives from across the city to ask them what the future of festivals might look like.

 

 

Malcolm Eyang, 26

Stylist and Graphic Designer

“In the future, festivals will be organised on the moon and will allow us to live other sensory experiences – not just aural and visual.”

@malcolmeyang

Ami Keita, 25

Casting Director and Scout

“In the future festivals will be like a temporary rave: unknown and exciting, or more like a one night stand; happening once and never again – totally ephemeral.”

@ami__keita

Zoï Pahtalias, 24

Conceptual Visualiser

“In the future festivals will take place in augmented reality – will be able to create your own festival avatar, communicate through microphones attached to your VR headset and by winning certain games you gain coins to get into different stages. Everything’s online people – it’s in the cloud!”

@zoipahtalias

Isaac Luutu, 26

Visual Artist

“In the future festivals will be completely drink and drug-free – new technology and forever-decreasing latencies will mean people can access transcendental experiences without getting high.”

@isaacluu2

Nicole Vernon, 22

Stylist and Photographer

“In an isolated world people use virtual reality to travel to any festival in the world, without even having to leave their rooms!”

@nicole_vernon

Ayisha Thomas, 24

Visual Creative and Musician

“If we can avoid destroying the planet and having to throw them on top of molten lava, then festivals of the future will take place in a leafy eco-paradise where everything is sustainable.”

@x_ayishaswag_x