Side Of Stage: Tom Baker (Field Day UK, Eat Your Own Ears)

In this episode – recorded in Austin, Texas, at the yearly South By South West Festival – Laneway Festival head programmer Danny Rogers and Lunatic Entertainment A&R scout Dom O’Connor had a chat to Tom Baker, an East London promoter who runs Eat Your Own Ears, as well as programming the Field Day festival.

Here, he chats about going to Glastonbury as a child, his proudest Field Day moment and the festival he co-founded with Danny.

Highlights

0.55 Tom’s childhood experiences of Glastonbury with his family.

4.03 The increasing similarities between major labels and indies.

9.28 “I reformed Ride, and I got The Silver Jews to play for the first time in years.”

13.02 Field Day’s incremental growth and East-London flavour.

16.05 “95 percent of festivals around the world are doing the opposite of Laneway and Field Day.”

22.18 Danny and Tom’s “natural love” while working together.

26.38 “I’ve never seen more rain whilst at a festival.”

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