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Field Day Adds Triple J Unearthed Winner To 2016 Lineup

Written by Tom Williams on November 12, 2015

The 2016 Field Day lineup has expanded ever so slightly, with the addition of Sydney-based Jess Kent, whose mixture of grime, reggae and hip hop on debut single Get Down has won a triple j Unearthed competition.

Born in England to a blues rock guitarist father, Kent moved to Australia with her family at the age of 11, and has since been inspired by acts like Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls, Bob Marley, The Supremes and The Beastie Boys.

The singer-songwriter’s first track, Get Down (below), is “a song about growing up as a teenager in suburban Adelaide”, a place she left two years ago to focus on her music full-time.

Speaking with triple j, Kent says, “I love Adelaide and was playing a lot of gigs but Sydney was providing quite a lot of opportunities.” She’s now deep in the “exciting but scary process” of putting together a band for her first live performances.

Field Day is returning to The Domain in Sydney on New Year’s Day, packing the likes of Disclosure, The Wombats, Pusha T, Skepta and San Cisco. Catch the full updated lineup, below.

Listen: Jess Kent – Get Down

https://youtu.be/p0dKIH7b7rA

Field Day 2016 Lineup

Jess Kent

…joining

Disclosure (live)
Flight Facilities
The Wombats
Pusha T
RL Grime
Golden Features
Halsey
Skepta
Boys Noize
Seth Troxler
Django Django
TaKu (live)
Zeds Dead
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set)
San Cisco
Allday
Daniel Avery
SAFIA
Young Fathers
Com Truise
The Avener
Snakehips
Tuka
Luke Million
Sam Feldt
JOY.
Ngaiire
Motorik

+ more to be announced

Field Day 2016

Sunday, 1st January 2016
The Domain, Sydney
Tickets: Field Day

Gallery: Field Day – Sydney, The Domain 01.01.15 / Photos: Ashley Mar

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