Field Day 2016 & Shelter team up with eSolidar for charity auctions

This year’s Field Day festival took place in London’s Victoria Park over the course of the 11th and 12th June – and the weather didn’t dampen festival goers spirits. Headlining the event were James Blake on the Saturday and PJ Harvey closing the weekend event on the Sunday, sandwiched between them on the lineup were the likes of Roots Manuva, Skepta, Temper Trap and more.

Shelter, who help millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services – were the official charity partner for this year’s festival. Working as part of a cohesive team across three companies – Field Day, Shelter and eSolidar decided upon a charity initiative whereby artists paint and sign canvases backstage. 

Artists such as Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, Roots Manuva and more joined in with the initiative creating some one-of-a-kind pieces of art to auction.

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Artists who were short of time but still wanted to show their support for Shelter signed Field Day branded tea towels, which are also available to bid on. James Blake, Goat, Fat White Family, Beach House, Moon Duo and more – all put pen to tea towel.

Proceeds from the auctions created will go to Shelter’s Fix Renting campaign, which aims to make rented homes in the capital safer and more secure for everyone.

For more information and to see all the auctions, visit Shelter’s eSolidar page now.