Thursday, 29 July 2010


We like a little al fresco hedonism, so this weekend we'll be attending Field Day festival in our favourite London park. Victoria Park in the East End has already hosted some of the summer’s finest roster of outdoor events from the beautiful Carters steam fair to Lovebox. We love a festival and all the freedom of four days of living in a tent amongst the great hung-over unwashed but the prospect of a mighty line up and fields full of fun on our doorstep without the backpack laden journey is simply charming!

The lusty Phoenix will be heading up a rambunctious line up which will surely delight all London dwelling music lovers. There’s also a Village Green dedicated to the spirit of the country fete complete with eggs and spoon race, tug of war and cupcake stalls. We’ll be making a beeline for the vintage swap shop tent, where you can swap items of your outfit for new/old vintage treasures. We’re most excited about Field Day’s music hall revival stage which promises a wild and abandoned “anything goes vibe”. This includes a DJ set from The Filthy Dukes, burlesque performances, an operetta and a couple ‘o town criers thrown in for good measure. It’s sure to be fabulously surreal, especially after a few Pimms in the sunshine.

With all this revellery to pack in before sundown we plan to kick off the fun with a hearty breakfast at Pavillion café on the park. The vast fry ups are the stuff of local legend (see below for more Pavillion adulation!)

Here’s to much beer in plastic beakers!

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