London’s Field Day festival isn’t just known for its big name headliners (this year’s include Erykah Badu and Fever Ray), but also for their support of upcoming British talent. This year we’re most excited to see Yazmin Lacey, an R&B and soul singer from Nottingham, and her diverse band of musicians. We asked Yazmin seven questions to find out what she’s looking forward to and what we can expect from her performance…
How does it feel to be performing at one of London’s biggest festivals?
It’s so exciting! I can’t believe I’ll be sharing a stage with incredible artists like Sudan Archives.
How would you describe your sound in three words?
However I feel.
What has been the biggest highlight of your career so far?
I think playing in Europe, at the Cully Jazz Festival in Switzerland. I couldn’t believe the setting: breathtaking views of the lake and the mountains, and the biggest audience yet!
Second career choice – what would it be?
I’m from a youth-work background and I love working with children and young people – no two days are the same! If not that then maybe a stylist, a wine taster or a pilot!
Key tips or advice for young people trying to get into this industry?
Just keep doing what you’re doing and most of all enjoy it!
Which artist are you most looking forward to seeing at Field Day?
ALL HAIL QUEEN ERYKAH!!!!
How do you choose your stage outfits?
Always by mood! Sometimes I’ll wear heels, make-up and glitter – the lot! And sometimes I just go for dungarees, a T-shirt or baggy trousers. The most important thing is to feel comfortable!