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Field Maneuvers 2019
Friday 30 August 2019 - 12:00pm
Returning for an almighty seventh year, today Field Maneuvers announces one of their biggest line-ups to date with The Black Madonna, Ben UFO, Luke Slater, DJ Stingray, Anastasia Kristensen, Eris Drew, Or:la, Teki Latex, Peach + many more. 800 people, 3 nights, 1 field, the festival retains the ethos its had since the beginning - a small, inclusive party that showcases the best aspects of what the electronic scene has to offer. Situated just 45 minutes from the M25, Field Maneuvers is the perfect way to see out the summer, do not sleep on tickets.
As a tiny 800 person capacity party Field Maneuvers offers ravers the chance to catch their favourite big room DJs in an intimate setting. 2019’s edition sees The Black Madonna, one the scene's leading DJs, returning to headline after playing FM after her legendary closing set in 2016. Garnered through years of experience in the game, her mixing style, selections, and ability to hold a dance floor in the palm of her hand, are second to none. One of the most understated yet exceptional selectors of our generation, the Hessle Audio boss Ben UFO will also be returning to FM. Next up is none other than Luke Slater, aka Planetary Assault Systems, one of the cornerstones of the scene, who will be debuting his hard hitting and unforgiving techno at FM. And finally, another FM first-timer, its high tempo electro don, DJ Stingray.
Deep Sea Frequency label boss Or:la will be bringing her wide-spanning bass-heavy selections and is joined by Danish techno artist and superstar Anastasia Kristensen. Expect a musical masterclass from rave and vinyl enthusiast Eris Drew, still fresh from throwing it down the Sputnik tent last year. Another Field Maneuvers debutant, with sets that jump through IDM, grime, hip hop and UKG, is Teki Latex, who's sets are so unique you have to witness it to believe it. Also performing at the festival for the first time are dynamic selector Peach, and much-hyped live techno duo Giant Swan.
Throwing back to the old-school days,Â Renegade SoundwaveÂ andÂ EasygrooveÂ will be showcasing the finest euphoric hardcore cuts alongside two of the key players in London’s queer clubbing scene,Â Hannah HollandÂ andÂ Dan Beaumont. Elsewhere, expect deep cuts and house driven tracks fromÂ TelfortÂ and an adventurous set from DJ duoÂ Kiara Scuro. FM regularÂ Jaye WardÂ will be showcasing her hypnotic, off kilter selections whilstÂ MiroÂ provides the grooviest jams. Dedicated London diggersÂ SOUVENIRÂ will be reaching and Bristol based garage DJÂ Sofa SofaÂ rounds off the bill.
Year on year, Field Maneuvers builds up it’s heavy roster of residents, ranging from world famous DJs to break through artists. Returning to this year’s edition are the scene’s most in demand DJs fromÂ techno pioneerÂ Ben Sims,Â toÂ Panorama Bar residentÂ Ryan ElliottÂ the dedicated selector with an impeccable ability to read the crowd, and long-term Ostgut Ton affiliateÂ Nick HoppnerÂ playing a UKG set. If eclecticism is what you crave, look no further than Peach Discs label bossÂ Shanti CelesteÂ and world explorations fromÂ Auntie Flo. Altern-8’s ownÂ Mark ArcherÂ will be going b2b withÂ DJ HektickÂ for a jungle set. Expect nothing but hard hitting pumpers fromÂ BracklesÂ and genre defying selections fromÂ Iona. Dynamic duoÂ Local GroupÂ will also be returning to FM 2019.
With a love for free-parties at its very core, Field Maneuvers is not for profit and run by a dedicated crew of music lovers. It brings together the best quality sound systems, production and stage design, with the much loved Sputnik stage described by Resident Advisor as ‘one of the most unique rave spaces in the world.’ Situated just 60 minutes out of London, it is an easy to reach location and camping is included within the ticket price - all you need to bring is a tent and good vibes. Tickets are already on final release and flying fast.