Aphex Twin will headline London festival Field Day this summer, marking the enigmatic producer and DJ's first live appearance in over four years. Aphex Twin has not performed live since 2019, when he appeared at Coachella as well as playing shows in Brooklyn and the United Kingdom. He last headlined Field Day in 2017.
Joining Aphex Twin on the 2023 Field Day line-up are Bonobo, Jayda G, Arca, Kelela, Fever Ray, LSDXOXO, Actress, Hagop Tchaparian, SBTRKT, Jon Hopkins, Julianna Huxtable, Sudan Archives, and TSHA. The one-day event takes place on August 19 in east London's Victoria Park. General sale tickets will be available from Friday, January 27.
Rumors of a live return by Aphex Twin began circulating earlier this month when a website featuring the producer’s trademark logo inside of the word “London” was discovered at www.190823.co.uk. That URL being a clear nod to the date of this year's Field Day.
Aphex Twin's most recent album is 2014's Syro. Since then he has released music mainly in EP form, dropping Cheetah in 2016 and Collapse two years later. Last year he launched new “sample mashing” app, Samplebrain, in collaboration with English engineer Dave Griffiths.