The organisers of Sydney New Year’s Day bash Field Day have teased punters looking to score a spot at the 2014 event with a highly entertaining new YouTube video, which readers can check out below. The premise of the video: explain “Why Field Days exists?” told by way of the story of one man’s unfortunate yet typical holiday season.
The organisers have also stated that the video not only contains the event’s announce date but also hides clues as to who will appear on the lineup for Field Day 2014. The video’s monologue is set to the dulcet sounds of Flume‘s remix of the Hermitude track Hyperparadise. It’s not clear whether one or both of these acts will be partying in Sydney come New Year’s Day.
One of Music Feeds‘ favourites, Alison Wonderland gets a cameo towards the end of the clip, looking lovely as ever and strongly hinting at the presence of her formidable deck talent on the Field Day lineup. Zola Jesus are another potential draw, with “Zola” brand juice featured in the clip.
Other clues include London Grammar featured in a poster late in the vid, Julio Bashmore on a poster seen not long after, and TNGHT, who get a subtle clue in the form of the line, “keep the night going.” TNGHT have also toured recently with organisers Fuzzy, as part of the Listen Out lineup.
Grasping at straws, we could also be looking at London psychedelic rockers Toy, who released a single earlier this year, but who did recently tour. The “goat adoption” certificate could be hinting towards US folk rock ensemble The Mountain Goats, who last toured Australia in 2012.
The organisers have announced that the full lineup for Field Day 2014 will drop next week on Wednesday, 9th October, with tickets on sale from announce time. Stay tuned to Music Feeds, we’ll have all the latest Field Day news, including the lineup, right here for you.
UPDATE: The full Field Day 2014 lineup has dropped! Details below.
Gallery: Field Day 2014 lineup – in pictures
Wiz Khalifa (US) - Wiz Khalifa is making the most out of his Australia debut, his name's appearing on several events around this time of year. Wiz can’t keep out of the studio, either, releasing a run of mixtapes and EPs this year, with plenty more on the way.
A$AP Rocky (US) - Rocky is spoiling his Aussie fans. It's only been a few months since he played here, but the pretty motherfucker himself will be appearing at just as many shows as Wiz. Here’s hoping the two find their way onto one another's stage come Field Day.
Flume (AUS) - Does this cat really need a blurb anymore? It’s Flume. And he’s playing. We're stoked.
Solange (US) - the eminently cooler Knowles sibling, Solange’s presence in Australia has risen rapidly over the past 12 months. Her 2012 EP 'True' has hit the right notes and broadened the slashie’s fan base, who are soon to be treated with a brand-new full-length come 2014. Solange will be hitting the festival circuit hard this summer.
The Wombats (UK) - Few UK bands have received the traction Down Under that The Wombats have...and it's not just due to their name. The band has toured here numerous times, and with the recent news that we can expect a brand-new album album shortly it was only a matter of time before they announced their return Down Under. Catch them in Sydney exclusively at Field Day.
London Grammar (UK) - Having recently released their debut album, London Grammar are the toast of the town right now, picking Australia as one of the first stop-offs for their international touring rounds. The trio will be performing a run of headlining shows while in town, as well as popping up at other highly-regarded festivals.
Hermitude (AUS) - Blue Mountains duo Hermitude are notorious party starters and without a doubt a must see band at Field Day 2014. The killer album 'HyperParadise' gave birth to the killer single 'Speak Of The Devil' and won them the AMP, who described it as "a beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica... it’s the passion and love they have for instrumental music that makes them so special." Yes please!
Flight Facilities (AUS) - Having toured nationally earlier in the year off the back of then-current single 'I Didn’t Believe', the epic proportions of a Flight Facilities live show is still fresh in the minds of fans. They'll be playing their 'Decade DJ Set' celebrating tracks from an era that Field Day fans get to choose!
Chet Faker (AUS) - Previously touring the country to sold-out audiences as main support for Flume, Chet Faker is certainly a popular man. 'Thinking In Textures' remains the current release from Faker though a collaborative EP with Flume is on the cards so let's hope we see some onstage collaboration from these two.
Flux Pavilion (UK) - Last in town for Parklife 2011, memories of how Flux Pavilion get down are hazy – though they probably were hazy at Parklife 2011. Never mind, because the dude is returning for Field Day bringing a swag of tracks and collaborations with him, including his hype-worthy 'Do Or Die' featuring Childish Gambino
Julio Bashmore (UK) - Bashmore was in town not too long ago, belting out his tunes throughout March 2012 and returning to hit up this year's Field Day. The Bristol local has been cruising atop the success of recent singles, though we hold onto hope that more will be released in the coming months.
What So Not (AUS) - Flume and Emoh Instead will once again fuse their powers. The dynamic duo have been making serious waves the past year, not just locally but internationally, with Skrillex pumping their jams through his record label OWSLA.
Ta-Ku (AUS) - Perth-based Ta-Ku is becoming a hard man to miss. Appearing on several tracks with prominent Aussie rappers, Ta-Ku has found his way onto the bill for a number of big events. Fans, don’t fool yourself - you will be battling a big crowd for this show. Tracks from 'Home' are sure to be locked and loaded. More collab potential here as well!
Crystal Fighters (UK/SPA) - by incorporating Basque instrumentation into their music, Crystal Fighters have succeeded in creating a noise that is like nothing else. Of course featuring guitar, drums, synth, all the usual suspects, you won’t be totally out of your depth, culturally speaking, but expect to have your perceptions of indie rock shattered in the nicest possible way.
Kill The Noise (USA) - Riding the same wave of EDM success as Skrillex, Kill The Noise is no small deal. Last in town for Future Music Festival 2013, Kill The Noise's recent remix EP 'Black Magic' is still getting a right flogging at his shows, which is good news for you.
Dusky (UK) - London-based production duo Dusky have become stalwarts of the UK house and techno scene. With BBC Radio 1 constantly spinning your tracks, it’s hard to not get attention in this game.
Shadow Child (UK) - Providing a much-needed hit of deep tech house, the inclusion of Shadow Child should be mandatory for all festivals. The solo DJ/Producer has pricked up ears all over the world with a run of well crafted singles, kicked off with 'String Thing' and 'So High'. He can also boast an impressive list of remixes for Hot Natured, Sub Focus, Dephic and fellow Field Day performers London Grammar.
Jacques Greene (CAN) - Combining the best elements of deep techno, RnB and Chicago house, young producer Jacques Greene has forced dance fans to stop and think about the boundaries of these genres. In 3 years, he's collaborated with everyone from Jimmy Edgar, to Tenashe, to The XX, to Radiohead, and Greene has become an authority on the subject of genre bending, something we will see first hand come Field Day.
Alison Wonderland (AUS) - Yes, we love her and there's no shame in it. DJ/Producer Alison Wonderland couldn't be hotter right now. Having just dropped her debut original cut 'Get Ready', the classically trained wunderkind is set to show the international EDM scene who's boss.
Elizabeth Rose (AUS) - There's a strong sense that there's something big on the near horizon for Elizabeth Rose. With her current single 'The Good Life' being praised by international tastemakers, it's sorta impossible for this to not be the case. Rose will be dropping her new EP in future months and is sure to be planning a big, big show for Field Day.
Cosmo’s Midnight (AUS) - This Sydney outfit are not wasting any time at all. Releasing original singles and flipping tracks from the likes of FlyLo, Burial and Four Tet, Cosmo’s Midnight are making as much noise as possible. The crew found themselves performing at Listen Out 2013 as triple j Unearthed winners, so they’re clearly onto something good.
Panama - After topping Hype Machine with their single 'It’s Not Over' and current single 'Always' looking to follow suit, Sydney crew Panama have turned a whole lotta heads as they push forward with their odes to yacht rock, hopeful house and the '90s. With their sophomore EP on the horizon, this will be a rare moment to catch the 4-piece before they start hitting the main stages of festivals the world over.
Watch: Why Field Day Exists
Field Day 2014
Wednesday, 1st January 2014 The Domain, Sydney Tix: Via Field Day
Field Day 2014 Lineup
Wiz Khalifa A$AP Rocky Flume Solange The Wombats London Grammar Hermitude Flight Facilities Chet Faker Flux Pavilion Julio Bashmore What So Not Ta-Ku Crystal Fighters Kill The Noise Dusky Shadow Child Jacques Greene Alison Wonderland Elizabeth Rose Cosmo’s Midnight Panama