Last weekend marked the start of the festival season, with Brighton’s The Great Escape, but for many Londoners, this weekend’s Field Day heralds the start of summer. With the likes of Animal Collective, Bat For Lashes, Chvrches, Daughter, Django Django, Kurt Vile, Palma Violets, TOY and Wild Nothing all putting in appearances, not to mention a rare appearance from veteran Mulatu Astatke, it’s going to be a packed day in Victoria Park.
Elsewhere, The Flaming Lips and The Postal Service continue runs at the Roundhouse and Brixton Academy respectively, while Lana Del Rey begins a stretch at Hammersmith Apollo and Eric Clapton moves into the Royal Albert Hall until 26 May.
Monday 20 May
The Postal Service – Brixton Academy
Eric Clapton – Royal Albert Hall
Lana Del Ray – Hammersmith Apollo
Melvins – Electric Brixton
Tuesday 21 May
The Flaming Lips – Roundhouse
Villagers – Electric Brixton
Tricky – Heaven
Bob Mould – Electric Ballroom
Chloe Howl + Diana – White Heat @ Madame Jojo’s
Little Green Cars – Dingwalls
The Deer Tracks – Waiting Room
Wednesday 22 May
Public Service Broadcasting –Village Underground
Paper Aeroplanes – Bush Hall
Marques Toliver – St Pancras Old Church
Candy Says – Servant Jazz Quarters
Thursday 23 May
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Forum
Tom Odell – Electric Ballroom
Jeffrey Lewis – Windmill
Friday 24 May
Rush – 02 Arena
The Undertones – KOKO
Neko Case – Village Underground
Saturday 25 May
Field Day – Victoria Park
Muse – Emirates Stadium
Sky Ferreira’s Everything is Embarassing was an addictive slice of electro pop which whet our appetite for her debut album, due later this year. Before then, she’s set to carry on teasing us with a show at the Scala on 26 June.
Johnny Flynn is set to end a two year live hiatus this summer. He’ll be taking to the road, calling in at the Tabernacle on 18 July.