FARMFESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS 5TH YEAR; AT £35 IS STILL THE FESTIVAL BARGAIN OF THE SUMMER
Taking place on the 30th and 31st July in Bruton, Somerset, FarmFestival returns for its 5th consecutive year. Mixing lush surroundings, a guaranteed knees up, splendid bands and the biggest bargain of the festival calendar at £35 all in, this year sees our most ambitious festival yet. With not a corporate sponsor in sight, FarmFestival is truly a professionally run grass-roots festival.
Over two days and two nights the crowd will be treated to an eclectic line-up featuring the return of legendary DJ Vadim and Bristol’s finest Smerin’s Anti Social Band. Heavily touted and tipped breaking acts such as Egyptian Hip Hop, Wild Palms, Standard Fare, Bearsuit and Nedry will also be gracing the FarmFestival stage along with many other fantastic and exciting bands. The festival features a quality dub and reggae tent courtesy of High Grade Rockers Dub Sound System and a main marquee showcasing a range of singer-song writers, bands, comedians and sheer oddities. DJ’s will be steering the festival into the early hours on both nights, including sets from London based Snitch DJ’s and Bristol DJ’s Pardon My French.
It’s not all about the music at FarmFestival though; held on an organic farm the festival offers an intimate, laid-back alternative to large commercial festivals. Featuring clothing and jewellery stalls, delicious hog roast, cider from a local orchard, crazy golf and a mad hatter’s tea party, the weekend is as relaxing as it is fun.
Set up by an enthusiastic group of twentysomethings in 2005, FarmFestival has (organically) doubled in capacity every year from 250 to 2500 people last year.
FarmFestival is non-profit festival and any profit that is made is donated to a charity called Practical Action. The festival was not set up to make money. We wanted to create an event that stood up to the growing number of over priced and overly corporate festivals happening around the U.K every summer. We wanted to create an event that we would want to go to and that we could afford. Judging by the feedback and the retention of our fan base, we were not the only ones who wanted this.
Tickets for FarmFestival 2010
Adult Weekend — £35
Under 16 (with paying adult) — £16
"One of the best bargains of the festival season"
Sunday Times, The Top 100 Festivals- 2009
"Best budget festival"
London Evening Standard- 2009
“FarmFestival is a brilliant bargain”
The Guardian Guide- 2009
“Kept its rural charm with free camping, fancy dress and plenty of bands”
London Lite ‘Top 10 Festivals’- 2009
Bands who have played over the years- Friendly Fires, Babyhead, Six Nation State, Post War Years and Ex- lovers.