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News: Field Maneuvers Announce First Names With Midland, Octo Octa, Shanti, Celeste & more

Field Maneuvers Festival News:


Field Maneuvers 
1st-3rd September, 2017
Location TBA (Hour from LDN)

Fifth Release Tickets: 

700 people, three nights, one field, lots of maneuvering and a five-star line-up of the underground’s elite: this summer’s festival favourite Field Maneuvers is back for 2017 with a bang. For the fifth year straight, the UK’s most intimate little rave, Field Maneuvers returns during the first weekend in September, catering to all party needs. A solid set of Field Maneuvers familia are set to soundtrack the weekend with residents Ben Sims, Ryan Elliott, Auntie FloJane Fitz, plus Shanti Celeste, Midland, DJ Storm, Spencer Parker and Groove Chronicles who are just some of selectors playing house, garage, disco, techno, bass and everything between - with much more still to be announced in the coming months. As always for FM, the location (an easily accessible 1 hour from London!) will be announced the week before, and with tickets  at just £109 for the weekend, grab one now here:  

Field Maneuvers builds it’ s line-up around a core set of heavy residents, who each play a key part in the magical family feel of the party. Back again is enigmatic DJ and Theory boss Ben Sims, Osgut Ton affiliate Ryan Elliott,Glaswegian crate explorer Auntie Flo, and Night Moves partners Jane Fitz and Jade Seatle, all part of the returning resident clan. Adding to the squad is rave veteran Mark Archer, edit king Mark E, World Unknown’s Andy Blake, UK funky specialist Brackles and London DJ tag team Local Group - all forming the foundations of the Field Maneuvers soundtrack. With three venues across the secret location, punters will hear everything from balearic anthems to steely techno jams throughout the weekend. Once again sound systems will be left in the safe hands of best in the business: Sound Services, Funktion-One and Glen's Legendary Opus Rig.

Hailing from the ideals of the old-skool free parties and certainly one for the heads, Field Maneuvers bill is enough to make any electronic aficionado smile; there’s something for all the heads. For 2017’s edition find King selector and Graded top honcho Midland, Berlin resident Nick Höppner, Work Them’s remix prince Spencer Parker, and Bristol’s first lady and BRSTL boss Shanti Celeste. USA flavours come in the form of Discwoman fave Volvox and a live set from 100% Silk’s retro-house explorer Octo Octa, whilst London party royalty join the rave, with infamous World Unknown boss Andy Blake, Dance Tunnel and Rhythm Connection champ Dan Beaumont and vinyl addict, disco head Nick the Record.


Garage pioneer Groove Chronicles will ramp up the energy, aside techno veteran Neil Landstumm who’ll be perform live. Batty Bass label boss and London lady Hannah Holland, DIY sound system Woosh, and Baud affiliate Tom Dicicco all make welcome additions to the programme, whilst Electrix Records’ Billy Nasty and DnB legend Storm - who’ll be playing a Blue Note set, will respectively be pushing the limits of the custom speakers. Portuguese DJ royalty and heads of Quantica radio Phontoz & Violet also hit the stage. In true Field Maneuvers style there’ll be a host of friends and fam along for the ride for the ride, inviting local heroes Telfort, Cervo, Make Me (Rupes and Rubin), Field Moves, Our Mutual Friend, Nick Cobby, Iona and many more still to be announced!

Run by a group of passionate lovers of music and a good knees up - Field Maneuvers has it all, a lineup to love, world class sound systems installed, and a very special, heart-warming feel. Emulating the structure of old school free parties, FM are not for profit, bringing the highest calibre of artists to a tiny set of institute faithful ravers (the festival sells out in advance almost every year) ensuring guaranteed hands in the air moments for all involved. Key to this is the unspoilt (and otherwise unused) green grass free party site location, which will be announced to lucky ticket holders closer to the time, rest assured it’s easily accessible, as well as only being an hour from London. Well equipped camping space is included in the ticket price, so grab a gazebo and get stuck in - tickets wont be around for long, purchase via RA here:


Field Maneuvers 2017
Location TBA - 1-3rd September


Ben Sims - Ryan Elliott - Auntie Flo - Jane Fitz - Jade Seatle - Mark Archer - Mark E - Andy Blake - Brackles - Local Group


Andy Blake - Auntie Flo - Ben Sims - Billy Nasty - Blackhall & Bookless - Brackles - Cervo - Dan Beaumont - DJ Hectick - Ears Have Eyes - Field Moves - Groove Chronicles - Hannah Holland - Iona - Jade Seatle - Jane Fitz - Joel Kane - Local Group - Make Me (Rupes and Rubin) - Mark Archer - Mark E - Midland - Neil Landstumm (Live) - Nick Höppner - Nick Cobby - Nick the Record - Octo Octa (Live) - Our Mutual Friend - Phontonz - Rough Draft - Ryan Elliott - Shanti Celeste - Spencer Parker - Storm - Telfort - Tom Dicicco - Violet - Volvox - Woosh 


Resident Advisor - "2016 has been one of the grimmest years in recent memory for the UK club scene... The good guys seem to be being crushed by the reality of British licensing, while parties run by teams of venture capitalists go from strength-to-strength. This is why festivals like Field Manuevers feel important. The whole weekend you're overcome by just how much love the team puts into what for them is their dream party." 

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