Shed, Mount Kimbie and John Cooper Clark join Field Day line-up

Field Day has announced another bevy of fresh names for their 2013 shindig in London’s Victoria Park.

Shed is the most notable of the new additions. Formerly of Ostgut Ton, and currently knocking about with 50Weapons, the man born René Pawlowitz is master of a sound – forensic, ideas-led techno with touches of classic breakbeat – that’s just about entirely his own. He’ll be joined by much-loved electronica two-piece Mount Kimbie, who’ll be showcasing new material with a set featuring light-touch dubstep and brittle electronic pop. A surprise appearance on the bill is storied punk poet John Cooper Clark, whose rapidfire performance poetry is as much a part of the late 1970s post-punk aesthetic as anything Joy Division set to record.

Beyoncé’s sis Solange will be bringing along her modish, tastefully assembled pop. Genre-spanning indie heroes Egyptian Hip Hop are on the bill, as is crowd-commanding DJ Seth Troxler. Buzzed about rockers Kurt Vile and Palma Violets will appear, as will dream-pop unit Wild Nothing. Amateur Best, Connan Mockasin, Dark Dark Dark, Savages and Splashh round out the new additions.

They join the likes of Animal Collective, Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Bat For Lashes, Disclosure, Pangaea, Julio Bashmore, Mulatu Atatke, Daphni, TNGHT, How To Dress Well and Four Tet.

Field Day 2013 will take place on Saturday May 25. For more information and early bird tickets, head to the Field Day website. The announcement is supplemented by another episode of Field Day Radio, which features an interview with Kurt Vile and tracks by the new additions – click below to listen.



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