Nearly 30,000 revellers turned out in force to hear artists such as Jorja Smith and Skepta and made the first Field Day Festival in Enfield a roaring success.
The two day event on Enfield Council’s Meridian Water site – which will provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs, with the first homes due to be delivered in 2022 – ran from Friday to Sunday and featured dozens of artists on an outdoor stage and four warehouse sets until 3am.
Most of the estimated 30,000 concert goers arrived through the new £46 million Meridian Water station, which was officially opened on 3 June and mainly funded by Enfield Council.
The event has already drawn praise from London’s Night Mayor Amy Lame, and the leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said she was keen to keep bringing major cultural events to the borough.
She said: “We hope Field Day is the first of many festivals that we host in Enfield. We have proved we have the infrastructure and the expertise in this borough to make this sort of undertaking a success.
“I’m delighted music fans turned out in force to enjoy a stunning event on our doorstep. We have huge ambitions for Meridian Water and the borough as a whole and hosting large scale festivals puts Enfield on the map and shows we are open for business.“
The festival took place on the site of Enfield Council’s £6bn Meridian Water development, the first part of the development – Meridian One – will provide 725 homes and be delivered by developer Galliford Try with the first homes completed in 2022.
The Council is also seeking a partner to provide key infrastructure across the site and will be announcing its shortlist for Meridian Two – a development providing up to 250 affordable homes and associated workspace.