16 Predictions For Field Day '16

After an absolute onslaught of huge summer festival line-ups lately, there is one major New Years player missing in action – Field Day. Based on last years announcement timing (24th September), we're going to have to wait a little bit longer for it too.

As New Years options go, this is a very popular one, with Sydney locals and punters from all over making their way to the lush grass of The Domain for what might be considered a 'best of' dance line-up for the season. That is – Fuzzy consistently manage to squeeze a good portion of the dance contingency from Falls Festival, Beyond The Valley & Lost Paradise festivals, as well as whoever else might be kicking around, into a pumping one day romp.

To help ease your pain while you wait for the line-up that may dictate your entire end-of-year plan (or maybe just whether you actually leave the house on the first of January or just curl up in a ball for the 3 days before you go back to work), we've put together a pretty shit-hot list of who we think might kick-off your year.

UPDATE 09/09: Current king of grime, Skepta, has been announced as FD's third act with only a few weeks to go 'til lineup drops.
UPDATE 02/09:
Field Day has dropped a second act, none other than underground legend, Seth Troxler. One of the most entertaining and outspoken characters in the house arena, Troxler is a huge addition, having not previously announced any Aus tour dates.
UPDATE 26/08:
Field Day has revealed their first act, American indie-pop singer/songwriter Halsey. They have also confirmed the full line-up is to be announced in October.
UPDATE 30/09: FUZZY HAVE ANNOUNCED THE FULL FIELD DAY LINE-UP WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER AT MIDDAY. CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFO.

Field Day 2016 Predictions


Who?
Brit producer and man of the moment, Jamie xx.

Why?
After playing Field Day on the smaller stage last year and the release of his immensely successful debut solo album 'In Colour', Jamie would be a top choice. Also playing Beyond The Valley and Lost Paradise festivals, he'll be racking up some frequent flyer points to get there, but we reckon this Fuzzy favourite is almost a sure thing.


Who?
Disclosure, AKA brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence.

Why?
Just announced as a headliner for Falls Fest and having played Fuzzy events Field Day & Listen Out previously, Disclosure definitely make sense as a top pick for this year. With their second album Caracal set to be released this September, the timing (and the fact they'll already be half way round the globe for their Falls show) have got us pretty excited for this one.

Who?
Homegrown heroes Flight Facilities.

Why?
Flight Facilities have pretty much been flat out touring since the release of their debut album 'Down To Earth'. Following their epic headline set at Splendour in the Grass this year and having just been announced on Beyond The Valley line-up, we'd say the boys are a fair chance at taking to Field Day once more.
(Pictured – Flight Facilities at Field Day 2014, donning Adidas tracksuits before they were cool again for their 90's decade set).

Who?
German electro heavyweight Boys Noize.

Why?
With a bunch of new tunes and a European tour underway, Boys Noize has just been announced for Beyond The Valley NYE festival and is headed our way for the first time in 2 years. There is a big gap in his tour schedule between the end of October and the February leg of Holy Ship, so we think he might hang around for Field Day and hopefully some headline shows.


Who?
English rapper & producer Skepta. - CONFIRMED

Why?
Even with an impressive back catalogue of records, Skepta seems to have burst onto our scene with his single 'Shutdown' going absolutely nuts on Aus airwaves right now. With a show in Melbourne on the 8th of Jan and 'more pieces of the puzzle to come', we reckon there's a good chance he may bring the hip-hop to the Field this year.

Who?
Perth producer, beat-maker, photographer, and somewhat enigma Ta-ku.

Why?
Ta-ku is one of the more interesting characters of the Australian music scene, having consistently pumped out music for several years, but with very few live appearances. Following the release of his EP 'Songs To Make Up To', a recent live Red Bull Music Academy x Boiler Room set, and his Beyond The Valley (BTV from now on) line-up inclusion, we've got our fingers crossed for a Field Day set this year. #rare

Who?
UK beatmakers Snakehips aka Oliver Lee and James Carter.

Why?
A late edition to Fuzzy festival Listen Out last year and coming out for BTV, you'd think Snakehips would be a sure fire winner for Field Day '16. With a recent (very, very good) remix for other faves Flight Facilities and their debut single 'On and On' featuring Future Classic siren George Maple (more about her later…), is seems the duo are keen on the Aussie's, and that's okay with us.


Who?
Aussie electronic band RUFUS.

Why?
Touring Australia, USA and Canada in October and November following the release of their sweet single 'You Were Right', the trio is headed back to home shores for Falls Fest. Having played both Listen Out & Field Day festivals before, we're hoping these guys bring their dreamy tunes back to soothe us into the new year.

Who?
Trap, hip-hop and bass heavyweight, RL Grime.

Why?
Well, we would have thought having been down-under for Stereosonic late last year and Groovin' the Moo earlier this year, RL would not be a name we would see again for a while. But alas, the trap gods are shining down on us and you can catch RL in New Zealand for a couple of dates, as well as BTV. We're putting our money in our mouth for this one, and we expect to see a Field Day show from the man himself. Prepare the #squad.


Who?
Certified party-starters Peking Duk.

Why?
Well, why not! Having shown everyone a good time at both Splendour in the Grass and Field Day the last two years, we don't bloody see why the Duk boys shouldn't come back to rock our socks once more. In NZ for Rhythm & Vines festival just prior, and playing Holy Ship from the 3rd of Jan, it's definitely a tight time-frame, but these boys aren't strangers to a jam-packed schedule of good times, and we're hoping Field Day will be no exception.

Who?
English producer, DJ & singer, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (T.E.E.D)

Why?
Pretty much the same reasons as above if we're being honest. Having played both Listen Out & Field Day festivals before and the announce of a set at BTV, we're hoping a return to the Field is on the cards for T.E.E.D. A bit quiet on the release front lately, the last we've heard was indeed a track with other Field Day pick Boys Noize… Perhaps a little live New Years Day collab on the cards?


Who?
American rap legend, Pusha T.

Why?
After hitting Aus shores last year with Kanye's Yeezus tour, Pusha T is headed back our way for Beyond The Valley over the new year, following the release of his album 'King Push' (release date TBC). With Field Day historically liking a little hip hop taste to their line-up (Danny Brown, Joey Bada$, Salt N Pepa, Just Blaze & Thundamentals last year, Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky in 2014), Pusha would be a perfect addition alongside Skepta.

Who?
Aussie songstress George Maple.

Why?
In short, she has been killing it this year. With a headline Aus tour and set at Splendour as well as multiple appearances (including this kinda-big festival Coachella) with What So Not, Future Classic's number one gal would be a top fit for Field Day. Doesn't hurt that she's also been announced for Lost Paradise and BTV and has connections with some other people on this list (hello Flight Facilities, Snakehips).

Who?
Producer, DJ, vocalist and Beats 1 radio host Anna Lunoe.

Why?
Based out of the US for the last few years, Lunoe is another Aussie girl absolutely killing it right now. Having been home for the first time in 2 years just a few months ago, her announcement on Lost Paradise line-up was a bit of a surprise to us – but a very welcome one. Part of the 2012 Field Day line-up, Lunoe is no stranger to the Field, with a couple of connections from this list as well (heeeey T.E.E.D, hi Boys Noize).


Who?
Pocket-rocket rapper, Tkay Maidza.

Why?
After a bloody huge set at Splendour and some serious touring this year, our money is on an appearance from Tkay at Field Day. Playing both Lost Paradise and BTV, she will definitely be kicking around and would be a welcome Aussie edition to the hip hop squad on the line-up.

Who?
Brisbane funk-maker Young Franco.

Why?
Old mate Franco has been moving in leaps and bounds over the past year with an absolutely pumping set at Splendour and the release of his hip-shaking Franco & Friends EP with Set Mo, Feki & DE$IGNATED. Playing Lost Paradise, we're already imagining hanging out in the shade of the trees with some friends and a beverage to kick start the new year. Sounds pretty good to us.

Who?
Expert producers of bangers, Slumberjack.

Why?
After winning the Triple J Unearthed spot on the 2014 Listen Out line-up, Slumberjack have released their debut EP and a swag of remixes, along with supporting Alison Wonderland on her warehouse tour, headline shows and a heaving Splendour set. It's not slowing down either, with their addition to the NZ Rhythm & Vines line-up and a coveted spot on the January leg of Holy Ship. We reckon if they can fit it in, they're the perfect pick to round out the Australian list on the Field Day line-up.

Field Day will take place on Friday 1st January 2016. Keep an eye out on our Facebook for the line-up as soon as it drops!