Field Maneuvers festival has announced the full line-up for its 10th anniversary edition. The three-day “no frills rave” will return to a secret Norfolk location from the 18th to 20th August 2023. A limited number of final release tickets are still available here.
Headline sets will come from recent DJ Mag cover star, DJ Bone and fellow Detroit heavyweight, DJ Stingray 313, alongside Batu, Ben Sims, I. JORDAN, Bored Lord, Steffi, and Glasgow-based duo, Optimo (Espacio), who will be bringing their Watching Trees festival theme to the Sputnik stage for a special takeover.
Making their FM debut this year will be Ahadadream, Manara, Pxssy Palace founder Nadine Noor, Bake, DJ Sweet6teen, Solid Blake, Manami, and DJ Wawa, alongside B.A.D. co-founder and label head NIKS – who features on the new imprint’s debut compilation, ‘Synergy’, released last week.
London locals and FM regulars Local Group, iona and Angel D’Lite will be making their welcome return, joined by MC Sharkey, Mixtress, and Tim Reaper. FM 2023 will also continue to celebrate club culture’s queer roots with sets from FAFF, Michelle Manetti, Marie Malarie, Hannah Holland, Josh Caffe, Shy One, Chrissy, and more.
Last month, Field Maneuvers announced its selection of stage partners for this year’s outing, including East London LGBTQ venue, Dalston Superstore, Bristol’s Mix Nights, and South London’s Rye Wax, alongside beloved global collectives, Dialled In and Black Artist Database.
On their 10th anniversary, Field Maneuvers said: “When FM was started 10 years ago by a group of friends who liked to party, we didn’t know what we're doing. We're not promoters. We're not DJs. We just wanted to put on inclusive gatherings with amazing artists, sound systems and visuals, with the sole goal of showing everyone a good time. 10 years on and we think it’s safe to say we’ve got a bit of experience in putting on a good party.”
Last year, Field Maneuvers launched a Crowfunder to secure its future, raising £40,000 via donations from fans of the festival. Last year’s edition saw the festival move to its new site in Norfolk for the first time, and host a bill that included Octo Octa & Eris Drew, OK Williams, Overmono, and more.
Check out the full line-up for FM 2023 below.