We’re lucky enough to be heading south-west this weekend for Farmfest, an independent little festival in its ninth year that takes place in Somerset’s Bruton.
The two-day event sounds like a charming affair. Situated in the glorious surroundings of Gilcombe Farm, it’s clearly a festival that believes in providing an experience. Sure, the bookers have provided a genre-defying selection of emerging talent you can shuffle your feet to, but it don’t stop there. They’ve organised a range of activities besides this and they’ve provided a load of local produce you can get your teeth into. Not only is it cheap-as-chips, all profits are being donated to a handful of Somerset charities.
Both bands and DJs alike, there’s enough to fill the weekend with a belter of a line-up.
On the pop side, we’ll be looking out for the likes of Alpines, Beaty Heart and Phoria. Not to mention Rebecca Clements whose debut single Wildlife has already gained her Radio 1 exposure. Alongside Emily & The Woods and Public Service Broadcasting, there’s a tasty line up to get the evenings moving swiftly:
There’s a lot in store electronically to take things further deeper too. Fabric regular and We Love Space Ibiza resident Ralph Lawson will be stepping on the ones and twos, alongside DJ Food, Leo Zero and the African-American-inspired Romare. Check out the latter’s Boiler Room mix here, or this cheeky summer mix he did last year:
Besides Channel One Soundsytem, one of the world’s biggest dub-reggae collectives famous for their ace sets at Notting Hill Carnival (sign that petition, folks), HD will be seeking out the Flux-affiliated Aartekt and Jacques Adda – we saw the latter at One Day and he knows his way around a tune.