Jorja Smith and Octavian. Photography Sophie Jones

this is field day 2019, straight up

We went backstage to shoot the coolest cats at the festival.

by Frankie Dunn
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12 June 2019, 11:18pm

Jorja Smith and Octavian. Photography Sophie Jones

Last weekend, Field Day took over a new space set across four giant warehouses next to Tottenham Marshes, allowing it to go much louder and later than your average city festival. Local hero Skepta headlined on Friday night while fellow i-D fave Jorja Smith unlocked her first festival headliner with the top slot on Saturday. The rest of the line-up was massive too, boasting performances from Rimon, Earl Sweatshirt, Celeste, JPEGMAFIA, Channel Tres, Rachel Chinouriri, Pusha T, Flohio, Octavian and Courtesy. Honestly, what more could you want from a weekend?

As you’d expect, i-D was lurking backstage, camera in hand, ready to accost the most exciting musicians and best dressed festival goers in the place. Meet them for yourself below.

Rachel Chinouriri at Field Day 2019 for i-D

What’s your name? Rachel Chinouriri. How old are you? 20. Where are you from? Croydon. What do you do? Make music. Who are you most excited to see at Field Day? Octavian, Jorja Smith and Pusha T. What’s happening in London right now that we should know about? The buzz. The spirit of young people. Everyone is working hard and connecting. Name something that inspires your style: The band Daughter, and nature.

channel tres backstage at field day 2019 for i-D

What's your name? Channel Tres. How old are you? 25. Where are you from? Compton, California. What do you do? Artist, producer, DJ. How was your set? Fire. London was fire. Which other acts did you enjoy at Field Day? JPEGMAFIA, DJ Seinfeld, Pusha T. He was really amazing – some God level shit. What do you love about London? I just had fish and chips. What's exciting you right now? Travelling the world. Name something that inspires your style. Self-love.

mormor at field day 2019 for i-D

What's your name? MorMor. How old are you? 27. What do you do? I make music. Who are you excited about seeing at Field Day? I'm actually not seeing anyone because I'm playing Parklife after this. I wish I could've seen Tirzah though. What’s happening in London right now that we should know about? I like the art scene here. I just went to see Frank Bowling at the Tate Britain. Name something that inspires your style. I feel like certain things just catch my eye. I usually I don't wear colour, so I'm currently trying to figure that out.

Twins Rebecca and Naomi at Field Day for i-D

What are your names? Becca and Naomi. What do you do? We’re both studying philosophy at university. Who are you excited to see at Field Day? Earl Sweatshirt, Skepta, Jorja Smith. What’s going on in London right now that we should know about? Lava La Rue and all of the nine8 collective. Name something that inspires your style. We get inspired by each other.

Celeste and Holly Milman backstage at Field Day 2019 for i-D

What’s your name? Celeste. How old are you? I’m 25, ancient history. What do you do? I sing. Are you excited by anyone on the Field Day line-up? I just saw Channel Tres, he's amazing. What’s happening in London right now that we should know about? I don't go out that much, but there are definitely loads of cool jazz musicians in south London. I'm obsessed with Steam Down. Name something that inspires your style. People I pass in the street. I'm always asking where people got their clothes from.

What’s your name? Holly Milman. How old are you? 27. What do you do? Styling. Who did you come to Field Day to see? Celeste, Channel Tres, MallGrab and lots of the DJs. What’s going on in London right now that we should know about? There's too much going on! It's actually overwhelming.

Rimon backstage at Field Day 2019 for i-D

What’s your name? Rimon. How old are you? 22 . Where are you from? Amsterdam. What do you do? I make music. Who are you most excited to see at Field Day? I would love to see Skepta because his new album dropped. Mahalia, I’ve seen her a couple of times and love her. What’s happening in London right now that excites you? I just love the whole female underground vocalist scene. The artists on Colors sessions. Ama Lou, I love her. There are so many talented females!

Nan at Field Day 2019 for i-D

What's your name? Nan. How old are you? 21. Where are you from? South Africa. Who did you come to see? Jorja Smith. What's happening in London right now that we should know about? Pride month! It's gonna be really fun. Name something that serves as inspiration for your style? Cyberdog.

Ben and Peppo at Field Day 2019 for i-D

What are your names? Ben and Peppo. How old are you? We’re both 24. Who did you come to see at Field Day? Leon Vynehall, Eclair Fifi and John Talabot. What’s going on in London right now that we should know about? The climate change marches! And the fact that Trump left, that's a good thing. Name something that inspires your style. As fashion icons, we’d probably say… Latin-inspired 90s rave culture.

Flohio at Field Day 2019 for i-D

What's your name? Flohio.

Jeshi at Field Day for i-D

What's your name? Jeshi. How old are you? 24. Where are you from? London. What do you do? Make music and play music. Who did you come to see at Field Day? Had to see Channel Tres again. Black Madonna was super fun too. What's happening in London right now that we should know about? The new TTY album. Name something that served as inspiration for your style. Comfortability through comedowns.

JPEGMAFIA at Field Day for i-D

What's your name? JPEGMAFIA.

9P Alhan at Field Day 2019 for i-D

What’s your name? Alhan. How old are you? 20. What do you do? I’m a presenter. Who did you come to see? Man's here to support my boy Skep. North London through and through. He always used to say that he’d do bookings in the ends for a bill... I'm sure he's getting more than a bill, but man’s here. Enjoying the festival so far? I just jumped out the shower half an hour ago. It's in the IKEA carpark. Man just comes here to get meatballs and go go-karting -- it’s in the same industrial estate. It’s mad. Name something that inspires your style. My dad.

TAIBA at Field Day 2019 for i-D

What's your name? Taiba. Where are you from? I was born in Kingston but live in north London. What do you do? I own a creative hair brand called Keash. Who did you come to see at Field Day? Skepta of course! What's going on in London right now that we should know about? You need to know about Jason's Closet! What inspired your look today? It was raining so all I wanted to do was feel comfortable. The idea of feeling comfortable inspired me to not give a fuck so I went for a baggy covered up look and pimped it up with some trainers and a cute bag.

Connor at Field Day 2019 for i-D

What’s your name? Connor Gaffe. How old are you? 23, I think. Where are you from? South London. What do you do? I do a lot of things... I style, I DJ. Who did you come to Field Day to see? Family, man! Skeppy, really. What’s going on in London right now that we should know about? Cloakroom, for vintage archive shit. Name something that inspires your style. My grandad! I wear a lot of his old 60s shirts.

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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