Festival Blagger's Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Field Day

09 June 2014 by

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This year Grazia Daily's heading across the country (and overseas) to give you the inside scoop on what it's really like to attend the world's biggest music festivals. We'll be giving you the anecdotes and knowledge you need to a) decide whether to go next year and b) pretend you were there…

This weekend London's Victoria Park played home to Field Day with the likes of Metronomy, Pixies and Jamie xx playing across two days of festival fun. Grazia Daily headed there to soak it all in.

1. The music

Sky Ferreira kicked things off to a pretty amaze start early on Saturday. We danced to Blood Orange in the sunshine then Todd Terjay in a dark, very sweaty tent then dashed between Metronomy and Danny Brown to finish the night.

Sunday was a much more chilled affair with The Horrors, Future Islands and Pixies not hitting the stage until later on in the evening.

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2. The after-hours

With Field Day it's all about the after-parties - and when it came to the after-parties this year, there was a great deal of luck involved. While some of Grazia Daily's luckier friends had invitations to a swanky event at the Ace Hotel, we drifted over to Hackney Wick to loiter until we found a place to dance the night away. 

3. The celebrities

Florence Welch was hanging out at the side of the stage to watch her friend Dev Hynes perform as Blood Orange on Saturday. 

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3. The location

It's in East London so super easy to get to on the overground from your house/the trainstation. Leaving was a trickier affair for those who weren't heading anywhere within walking distance. Best bit: despite the threat of rain we had glorious sunshine all afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday. 

5. The streetstyle

Midi dresses, dungarees and kimonos were all the order of the day. We also spotted lots of fun prints around - specifically flamingo prints. 

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6. The beauty looks

It was all about the hair: it was dyed or chalked a fun colour, tied up with a krrrazy scrunchie or worn in a braid around the head. Make-up was hidden behind MAJOR shades - from spiky cat-eye numbers to reflective John Lennon types. 

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7. Overheard..

'I don't care if takes an hour to walk to the party, I can't climb over that fence..'

8. The food and drink

It's pretty safe to say the food was awesome. The Breakfast Club and Voodoo Rays has stands plus Street Feast had a whole are of the park to themselves. We had tasty gluten-free paella from Paellaria and gobbled up basil and bacon mac & cheese from Anna Mae's when we were feeling a tad worse for wear on Sunday. 

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9. The highlight

As cringe as it sounds - Future Islands felt like a proper 'moment' on Sunday with prolonged clapping between songs and a crowd that spilled waaaay out of the Shacklewell Arms tent. ALSO managing to get through both days of the festival without bumping into any of our ex boyfs despite everyone we'd ever met being there. 

10. The lowlight

Feeling a little (very) sick after ride on the chair swings. Carrying our coat with us all day on Saturday because we thought it was going to rain. #whiny

Check out even more streetstyle from the festival in our round-up below...


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