The summer festival season just got a bit more crowded with the announcement of a superstar two-day camping/concert event called the Field Day Festival. Among the major acts announced for the June 7-8 show in Calverton, New York, so far are Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Beck, Dashboard Confessional, Liz Phair, the Roots, Blur, N.E.R.D. and the Streets, according to an event spokesperson.
The inaugural event at the new concert facility at Enterprise Park will feature multiple stages with music from noon until late at night, as well as art installations, food vendors, a technology tent, body painting, palm reading and on-site camping. (Calverton is approximately 70 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island.) Single-day, two-day and two-day-with camping tickets for the event go on sale on Friday. Capacity for each day of the event is approximately 60,000.
Saturday's lineup includes Radiohead, Beck, Underworld, Spiritualized, Thievery Corporation, Beth Orton, Dashboard Confessional, Interpol, Liz Phair, Tortoise, Thursday, the Raveonettes, Ben Lee, My Morning Jacket, Gemma Hayes and 22-20s.
Beastie Boys, Sigur Rós, the Roots, Blur, the Streets, Elliott Smith, N.E.R.D., Peanut Butter Wolf, Blackalicious, Le Tigre, the Music, Polyphonic Spree, Luna, the Sea and Cake, Particle, Ours, and the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players round out Sunday's performers.
The general admission show will be Radiohead's first North American gig in nearly two years and the first scheduled performance behind their upcoming album, Hail to the Thief (June 10) (see "New Radiohead Album, Hail To The Thief, Due In June").
A donation of $1 from every ticket will be made to a variety of nonprofit arts and political organizations, including the East End Arts Council, the Community School of the Arts and Students for a Free Tibet.