The mischievous melting pot of music, arts, party and people announce Ibibio Sound Machine, Beak, Gengahr, Ross From Friends,
Norman Jay and Dan Shake plus more
Farmfest is one of Somerset’s premier festivals, coming in a close second to the worlds best known. The festival’s booker himself orchestrates Glastonbury’s West Holts Stage backstage bar music policy which creates Farmfest’s swirling musical orchestra of some of the finest emerging and established left-of-mainstream artists on offer. Over 100 acts are booked with Farmfest’s approach operating within the realms of electronic, indie, folk and world music. Being intentionally limited to just 5000 lucky visitors for that intimate feel, the festival manages to combine everything from early morning workouts to kids workshops which blend brilliantly with lively beats, riotous jumbles of jazz and brass-based bonanzas alongside comedy and poetry. It invites people to let loose and harness some spirited madness for two days only. This year’s festival takes place on Friday 30th & Saturday 31st July 2021, with headliners including Ibibio Sound Machine, Beak>, Gengahr, Ross From Friends, Norman Jay and Dan Shake. Adult tickets are just £99, teen £60 with children under 13 being free. Further information and tickets via HERE.
Farmfest started as a party for friends and has retained that feeling 15 years on. It remains completely independent and sponsor-free, so you can expect anything but inflated prices from this homegrown festival. Look forward to a genre-defying selection of music from emerging talents, cult heroes & local gems nestled beside inspiring arts activities, amazing charities and great local produce, all set to a beautiful Somerset vista.
Ibibio Sound Machine head up the live acts with their highlife/electronica/funk group. Known for their blisteringly hot live shows, all lights will focus on the queen of frontwomen, Eno Williams, while members of her eight-piece ‘machine’ step in with a volley of keyboard bleeps and soaring guitar licks. It’s a sound that needs to be heard to be believed. On the dance side, 2018’s breakout house music star Ross From Friends brings his light-hearted, lively lesson in dancefloor DJing to The Den, a covered rave cave fit for a king which carries the festival long into the night.
Beyond the headliners, Farmfest’s support acts look just as enticing. On the live side we see Beak>, Gengahr, Sophie Hunger plus plenty more filling all hours of the day and night. DJ’s Norman Jay MBE, Dan Shake, Luke Vibert and The Reflex support on the electronic side. Worthy mentions should always go out to Lex Amor, Los Bitchos, Pip Blom, Snapped Ankles, Electric Jalaba, Henge, Just Mustard, K.O.G and Talk Show taking up the stage. And honorable recognition of DMX Krew, Maxxi Soundsystem, Saoirse, Yu Su, A Sagittariun, Cheeba and Danielle filling the decks.
Visitors after some respite from the music can enjoy an exciting array of activities, peppered around the modest but buzzing site. The Friendly Records Social Club will be a laid-back venue with DJs, comedy, and art workshops. The Kids Kingdom makes a triumphant return with much loved activities, games and workshops for all ages, including endless fun from Super Pirates. The wellbeing area, run by Kanga Spa, will be a peaceful space with spa treatments, yoga, meditation and other healing activities.
Farmfest is a festival that believes the best things come in small packages. It’s always been a simple recipe over the 15 year heritage, it’s about good music, good causes and good times. This has naturally created a bubbling blend of unfettered festival frolics and humming party vigour. It’s not one to be missed.
Friday 30th – Saturday 31st July 2021
Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset
Current Release Tickets: Adult Weekend £99 | Teen Weekend £60 | Child 0-12 FREE
Anorak Patch | BEAK> | Bin Bag Wisdom | Coach Party | Electric Jalaba | The Flamenco Thief | GENGAHR | Grandmas House | Henge | Hotel Lux | Ibibio Sound Machine | Jools | JORO | Just Mustard | Katy J Pearson | K.O.G | Laimu | Lex Amor | LIINES | Los Bitchos | Luo | Mellowmatic | Peaness | Penya | Pip Blom | The Pleasure Dome | Pocket Sun | Reuben’s Daughters | The Rills | Run Logan Run | Slagheap | Snapped Ankles | Sophie Hunger | Talk Show | The Pleasure Dome | The Rills | Wych Elm | Xerru | YOWL
1020 Radio (Takeover) | A for Alpha | A Sagittariun | Admin B2B Sam Bhok | Alfresco Disco | Bitch, Please! | Bodywork | Boogie Cafe | Boys Club (Takeover) | Cheeba | Chez de Milo | Civilisation of the Rough | Dan Shake | Danielle | DJ Retro | DMX Krew | Dusty Grooves | Feel The Real | Friendly Records DJs | George Oscar | Here Come The Robots | Luke Vibert | Marco Bernardi | Maxxi Soundsystem | Norman Jay MBE | Northern Soul Girl | Nu balance | Pamoja Disco Club | Restless Nights | Ross From Friends (DJ Set) | Samantha Start | Saoirse | SHAPES Allstars | Strange Love Inc | The Reflex | The Vinyl Social DJs | Thrilogy (Fate and Fiction) | Tumbian | Worm Soundsystem | YUSU
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.