Field Day

Ride will be reforming for Field Day in London!

One of Creation Records’ first global success stories, Ride, are getting back together for their first live dates in 20 years. As part of the highly-anticipated reunion, the seminal band will be headlining Field Day at London's Victoria Park on Sunday 7th June 2015.

Ride are the band who slammed the door firmly shut on the (by then) flailing 80s pop movement and paved the way for bands like Primal Scream and Oasis to shine in the Britpop era. They helped Alan McGee's label achieve its first UK chart breakthrough as well as enjoying a successful career in the US, Europe and Japan while many of their peers struggled to break out of the UK scene, as well as having an international record deal with Seymour Stein’s legendary Sire Records.

Joining Ride on Field Day Sunday will be an eclectic supporting line up over the main outdoor stage and secondary tents, which will be revealed very soon.

The Oxford four piece Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence ‘Loz’ Colbert and Steve Queralt last took to the stage in the UK as special guests to Oasis at the Brighton Centre in December 1994, with Benacassim Festival in 1995 marking their last live performance “ until now. It has taken twenty years for an official reunion to materialise, and fans have been pining for Ride to get back together ever since.

In the meantime Andy Bell played with Hurricane #1, Oasis and then Beady Eye, and Mark Gardener and Loz Colbert worked and played together for an album with The Animalhouse. Gardener then went on to write a solo album, with various touring and collaboration commitments in addition to his on-going Ox-4-Sound mixing/production and soundtrack work. Colbert continued to play music, with acts such as diverse as Supergrass, Damo Suzuki and The Jesus and Mary Chain as well as Gaz Coombes’ solo project, and Steve Queralt retired from a musical career altogether.

The band’s name started to get thrown around during a brief nu-gaze movement around 2006 with bands like Animal Collective, Deerhunter and Panda Bear all citing Ride as heavy influences. Even Radiohead tried to persuade them to reform by requesting them as support for their South Park Oxford show in 2001, but to no avail. The planets have now aligned and Ride will finally hit the road again.

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Dates and Tickets for Field Day
Event Venue Date Time Proceed
Field Day 2015 - Weekend
Saturday Headliner - tba, Sunday Headliner - Ride
Victoria Park, London Sat, 06 Jun 2015 - Sun, 07 Jun 2015 Book Tickets
Field Day 2015 - Sunday
Headliner - Ride
Victoria Park, London Sun, 07 Jun 2015 Gates at 14:00 Book Tickets