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8 acts who will help you make the most of Field Day 2015

Fuzzy's long running Field Day is always one of the best ways to kick of the new year, but it can often be a bit overwhelming running around The Domain and trying to decide which acts will help you make the most of the day. Field Day has always seen some of the year's stand out performances, from Justice to Trentemoller in previous additions. Here's 8 acts who are playing this year that you shouldn't miss out on.

JOEY BADA$$
CENTRE FIELD STAGE @ 4PM

The 90s hip hop aficionado is set to drop his major label debut in January, so I think we'll be getting some exclusive out of Joey when he pops up on the main stage in the afternoon. Get ready for a real rap show.

PEKING DUK
CENTRE FIELD STAGE @ 6:45PM

Peking Duk have kicked so many goals this year, dominating the Australian EDM scene with their intensely party-driven productions and unpredictable live show. At Stereosonic the boys had the likes of Joyride and Ben Woolner (of SAFIA) pop up on stage to everyone's delight. Who knows what they have in store for the first day of 2015?

JUST BLAZE
CENTRE FIELD STAGE @ 5:45PM

Just Blaze has been long established as one of the most reliable and sought after producers in hip-hop. He has made career-defining beats for the likes of Jay Z, T.I, Cam'Ron, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar. But hip hop isn't the only thing up the mans sleeve; his recent track with Baauer ("Higher") is one of the most monstrous and festival-appropriate bangers in recent memory, so expect that drop to be one of the highlights of the day.

ONE DAY
THE ISLAND STAGE @ 7PM

It's been a big year for Sydney hip hop collective One Day, who toured around Australia for the first time with all seven members putting on a very well structured, well executed live show. This is the first they have played a festival as a big group so you can expect them to make the most of it, and with singles like Spit Syndicate's "Real", Jackie Onassis' "NSY", and their collective single "Love Me Less" (all of which were featured in our ) you can expect that this will be an absolute necessity.

ALT-J
THE ISLAND STAGE @ 9:45PM

Alt J dropped a divisive album with This Is All Yours, furthering their venture into highly experimental territory. Majority opinion placed the album as one of the best of the year though, so it's going to be interesting to see what they do with it in a live setting. With all the EDM and hip hop of the day, Alt J may seem a bit out of place, but once you get stuck into that deep bass and Joe Newman's vocals wrap around you, all will be right.

KAYTRANADA
THE LEFT FIELD STAGE @ 6:30PM

There aren't many producers around right now who make hip hop, EDM, and R&B come together as well as Kaytranada. The Montreal producer has been steady racking up a list of impressive collaborations, who all flock to his minimal, relaxed productions. Look out for this guy on the Left Field stage, if you don't know him already, you will be his biggest fan after Field Day.

COLLARBONES
THE LEFT FIELD STAGE @ 2PM

Collarbones are many things. Dull isn't one of them. Just watch Marcus Whale parade around stage like he is the festival's headliner, because he may as well be. Collarbones are all about getting in your face and bringing a real theatrical approach to the stage, with beats that are so potent they will be in your head all day; possibly all year.

TOUCH SENSITIVE
THE LEFT FIELD STAGE @ 4:45PM

If you're cool then you've seen Touch Sensitive before. But the Future Classic producer has been working on new material, and it sounds like some of his best work yet. He just released a track for the new Future Classic compilation titled "Teen Idols" and it's sounding like one of the biggest festival hits of summer, come watch the man it originated from before you hear it everywhere else.

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