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Torch Songs: A Field Day 2017 Playlist

Ah yes, festival season. The bands and the booze; the songs and the sunburn. We love it all.

This summer we will be at some of the UK’s best bashes, talking to people about CALM and asking punters what their Torch Songs are.

Just another brick in our #WhatsYourTorchSong wall

Everyone has moments when things get tough, but we all have a favourite track that can turn things around. A single song can change how you feel. That’s your Torch Song — it lights the way out of the dark.

And what better way to kick our summer of festivals off than at East London’s very own Field Day?

So we touched down in Victoria Park, factor-30-on-skin, to set up camp. And, in between sets from the likes of Aphex Twin, Slowdive and Mura Masa, festival goers came to tell CALM what their Torch Songs are.

We received some truly amazing submissions. Some absolute bangers, no less. Dylan, Prince, Kendrick, Chic – all the classics are there. Even Baha Men’s ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’…

And we’ve put them all in one Spotify playlist, which we’ll be adding to as we speak to more music fans over the course of festival season.

CALM launched Torch Songs in 2016 to bring together music lovers and top artists in celebrating the power of music. Artists including Years & Years, Elbow, Frank Turner and The Vaccines have recorded exclusive versions of songs that have inspired them, and fans are invited to share their own Torch Songs via #WhatsYourTorchSong.

Visit Torch Songs to hear some amazing cover versions and see exclusive behind the scenes footage. And keep an eye out for CALM at UK festivals this summer!

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