Promoted as a camping, music and arts event, Fields Festival took over a campsite in Maryland last weekend and brought hundreds of Baltimore musicians, ex-art students, costume aficionados and performers to the site in Darlington over three days. Some of the ambitious fest’s bigger attractions included Dan Deacon, Jenn Wasner’s Flock of Dimes and Matmos—but most of the artists booked to perform dwell happily in the margins of Baltimore’s arts community.
Photographer Valerie Paulsgrove attended Fields Festival and captured these moments from the colorful and occasionally rain-soaked weekend.
The pool stage
The crowd watching Lexie Mountain Boys
Inflatable ball art
Dave Adams’ performance “Free Sherbert”
The crowd watching Flock of Dimes
A conversation between partially clothed attendees
The idyllic setting