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Since its inception in 2007, Field Day has continued to be one of London’s leading festivals, inviting stacked line-ups of rising talent and in-demand artists to the city’s parks and industrial spaces.

Over the years, the event has brought the likes of neo-soul icon Erykah Badu, Princess Nokia, The Knife’s Fever Ray, Death Grips and FKA twigs to its stages. Held at Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets for the first decade of its existence, 2018 saw a relocation to Herne Hill’s Brockwell Park. The following year, Field Day hosted its annual event at north London’s Meridian Waters before returning to its original east London home in 2021.

This year, the team are celebrating 15 years of the much-loved event. Taking place on 20 August in Victoria Park, Field Day will welcome Tygapaw, The Chemical Brothers, Juliana Huxtable and Floating Points for its milestone anniversary. There will also be a Kraftwerk 3D show, plus sets from Jessy Lanza, Mary Anne Hobbs and Squarepusher.

Ahead of the upcoming edition, we mined archives of photos to pick out a selection of images that best capture the festival’s trajectory. From dynamic live shows through to behind-the-scenes snaps, scroll down to trace the history of the leading London festival through images.

Fever Ray © Tom Ham

Left: Fever Ray © Tom Ham
Right: Modeselektor © Tom Ham

Methyl Ethel © Tom Ham

Left: Julia Holter © Tom Ham
Right: Deerhunter © Tom Ham

Floorplan © Courtesy of Field Day

Princess Nokia © Tom Ham

Left: Dan Snaith © Joseph Hayes
Right: IAMDDB © Joseph Hayes

Left: Jimothy Lacoste © Joseph Hayes
Right: Four Tet © Joseph Hayes

Front: Bicep © Ro Murphy
Back: Yung Singh © Ro Murphy

Left: DJ Seinfeld © George FitzGerald
Right: Modeselektor © Tom Ham

Cornelius © Tom Ham

Left: Methyl Ethel © Tom Ham
Middle: TSHA © Courtesy of Field Day
Right: Mount Kimbie © Tom Ham

Left: Jimothy Lacoste © Tom Ham
Right: James Holden & The Animal Spirits © Tom Ham

Haelos © Tom Ham