This freshness and diversity is reflected in the crowd. Field Day takes place in Victoria Park, East London, and it attracts a cross-section of young people from across the UK and beyond with broad tastes and an ear for what's new. This year the sun was the other notable presence at the festival, setting a blissful tone for two days' worth of incredible music.
RA returned to Field Day in 2015. We cast the net wide on the lineup, and pulled in sounds from across the globe. Our stage began with the warm house tones of SAOIRSE and finished with the grandstand hip-hop of Hudson Mohwake. Below is a snapshot of how the day unfolded.
One of the UK's brightest new house artists got things going early on RA's Field Day stage.
QT, the colourful head of the global energy drinks company, took time out of her schedule to deliver the day's best sing-along moment.
Awesome Tapes From Africa
Delivered to a bubbling afternoon crowd, Brian Shimkovitz's set did exactly what it says on the tin.
Hailu Mergia with Tony Buck & Mike Majkowski Live
Hailu Mergia, the famed Ethiopian organist, best exemplified the rich diversity of RA's Field Day stage, with an afternoon jam featuring the double bassist Mike Majkowski and the drummer Tony Buck.
Night Slugs boss Bok Bok brought exactly what he's known for: sleek, modern, angular club sounds.
Run The Jewels (live)
Killer Mike and El-P stepped up to the stage with what proved to be a standout performance of the weekend. Standby for turbo-charged hip-hop with a twist.