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Field Day 2023: Aphex Twin and Bonobo confirmed as headliners

They'll head to London's Victoria Park on August 19

By Nick Reilly

Aphex Twin at the DJ decks during Field Day festival 2017
Aphex Twin during his headline set at Field Day at The Barn in Victoria Park, east London. (Photo: R.M.T. / - Image ID: JGDARK)

Aphex Twin and Bonobo have been announced as headliners for Field Day 2023.

The influential DJs will top the bill at the Victoria Park event on August 19, with the announcement coming after Aphex Twin shared a cryptic hint that he would be returning to the festival.

Other acts at this year’s festival include the likes of Arca, Fever Ray, Jayda G, Jon Hopkins, Mount Kimbie and Sudan Archives.

Aphex Twin also headlined Field Day in 2017, last performing a London show in 2019 at Printworks. Last year’s Field Day, meanwhile, was headlined by The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk.

Aphex Twin’s last album, Syro, came out in 2014. Speaking to Rolling Stone around the release, the DJ – real name Richard D. James – said the record was only about “a fifth of what I’ve done in the last 10 years”, describing it as “one album out of many possible ones”.

Asked how he felt ready to release new music again, Aphex Twin explained: “Well, I have wanted to do it; it’s just getting around to doing it. It’s a real ball-ache. It’s not what I’m interested in. I just like making the stuff.

“To be honest, I thought, ‘Who’s even interested anymore?’ When Warp [Records] was really interested, I was like, “Really? Is this a joke or something?” I kind of expected them to say, “No, nobody actually buys any records anymore, mate. Sorry.”

At the time, he also shared that he was planning on “a couple more albums, some EPs, things like that”.

Pre-sale for Field Day tickets begins this Thursday, January 26 at 11am GMT, with general sale starting Friday, January 27 at 11am GMT. You can buy tickets here.