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Field Day Announces 2023 Return, Drops Big Hint About Potential International Act

The organisers of Sydney New Year’s Day festival Field Day have announced they will return next year, returning to the event’s regular home, The Domain, on Sunday, 1st January 2023.

They’ve also shared a teaser video on their social media accounts, which suggests a big international act could be gracing next year’s bill. The video is soundtracked by ‘Walkin’, a track lifted from US rapper Denzel Curry‘s latest album, Melt My Eyez See Your Future.

See Field Day’s Announcement of Their 2023 Event

Should Curry indeed be on the Field Day bill, it’ll be the rapper’s first visit to Australia since 2019. That year, he visited not once but twice, appearing on the lineups for Laneway Festival in February and Listen Out in September. It was also the year the Florida rapper delivered a cover of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Bulls on Parade’ for Like a Version, which was voted #5 in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2019.

Curry’s latest album, Melt My Eyez See Your Future – the long-awaited follow-up to 2019’s Zuu – landed in March after being previewed with ‘Walkin’, the Slowthai-featuring ‘Zatoichi’ and T-Pain collab ‘Troubles’. More recently, he teamed up with Sampa the Great on ‘Lane’, which is set to feature on Sampa’s forthcoming above As Above, So Below.

While it’s not clear when the full lineup for next year’s edition of Field Day will arrive, you can sign up to the festival’s mailing list here to stay up to date. The 2022 edition of Field Day featured artists such as Golden Features, Hayden James, Peking Duk, Hot Dub Time Machine and more.

Previous editions of Field Day – which has been running in Sydney since its inaugural event in 2002 – have included international acts like Tyler, the Creator, Playboi Carti, Skepta, Disclosure, Cardi B, Vince Staples and Peggy Gou.

Further reading

Listen To Sampa The Great And Denzel Curry Flex On ‘Lane’

Denzel Curry And Slowthai Trade Bars On Curry’s Latest Single

Denzel Curry Channels Old School Hip-Hop On New Single ‘Walkin’

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