Summer festival flourishes in Enfield

By Suruchi Sharma - Thu 27 June 2019, 4:34 pm

The first Field Day festival in Enfield has been hailed as “a success” after nearly 30,000 music fans attended the event at the council's major Meridian Water development site.

Artists such as Jorja Smith and Skepta performed at the two-day event in June at the site, which will provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs - with the first homes due to be complete in 2022.

More than a dozen artists performed at an outdoor stage and at four warehouse sets at the popular event, which has drawn praise from London’s night czar Amy Lamé.

Many of the revellers arrived through the new £46m Meridian Water station, which was officially opened on 3 June, and mainly funded by Enfield Council.

Council leader, Councillor Nesil Caliskan, said she was keen to bring other major cultural events to the borough. She added: “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 first phase of the £6bn Meridian Water development site called Meridian One will have homes created by developer Galliford Try Partnerships. The council is currently seeking a partner for Meridian Two, which is a scheme that will provide up to 250 affordable homes and workspace.