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Field Day 2010: Simian Mobile Disco join bill

Simian Mobile Disco

Story by Jack Foley

EAST London festival Field Day has started to announce the first names to appear at this year’s event in Victoria Park on July 31.

Simian Mobile Disco (pictured) and Lightspeed Champion are included in the line-up, as are Beatnik folsksters Babeshadow, who will be supporting Florence & The Machine on her forthcoming tour.

The much fancied Chapel Club, who made huge waves in A&R circles at the end of last year, will be bringing their wall of sound to E3, plus there will be maverick electronic missives from cut-up pop purveyor Hudson Mohawke and chamber-pop singalongs from the aforementioned Lightspeed Champion, whose recent album has garnered him even more acclaim.

LA art rock duo No Agewill be showcasing their eye-watering power psychedlia, while dancefloor manoeuvres will be catered for by the Simian Mobile boys, whose recent Temporary Pleasures album cemented their reputation for delivering high octane action quite unlike anybody else.

There will also be appearances from Touareg musicians Tamikrest, who hail from the from the far north of Mali and will be playing their lilting Ishumar rock, Mancunian post-punk prophets The Fall, whose influence over the past 30 years can’t be underestimated, the genre-defying These New Puritans and erstwhile Cajun Dance Party upstarts Yuck.

In addition to the music, Field Day’s off-the-wall Village Green area, ‘Village Mentality’, will be on hand for festival-goers to enjoy some of life’s more rustic pleasures, including an array of stalls and activities throughout the daytime.

Events range from sack-racing and whack-the-rat to Bowling for Bacon and the lucky tombola Village Mentality.

Keep your eyes peeled for future line up announcements and for the latest news visit the Field Day website