Farr Festival 2018 – Unofficial Archive Page
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This page serves to archive information about Farr Festival – a boutique music festival held in a deserted forest just outside London, England. The festival started in 2009 under the directorship of Oscar Thornton and held it’s last event in 2018.
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A Message From Farr Festival (2018)
Following the ninth edition of Farr Festival we’ve made the difficult decision to take a break from producing the next version in order to re-evaluate our offering and reflect on what we have created.
Farr Festival was founded on the principle of showcasing the very best that the UK and international electronic music community has to offer, all presented within a magical woodland located on the outer fringes of London. Over the years we’ve hosted thousands of you – eager to discover new music, gain unforgettable moments and forge long-lasting friendships with like-minded individuals. Thank you to each and everyone of you for being part of this journey and for inspiring us to do what we do.
Farr is composed of a small team that are dedicated to making those scorching few days in July the pinnacle of our annual efforts. However, as the festival has grown, so has the demand on our resources, including our beloved home of Bygrave Woods and its surrounding environment. “Let things grow organically” somebody once said and that is exactly what we did.
It might seem like a simple thing to do; invite some artists, bring in a sound system, set up a bar and turn on the lights… things get a lot more complicated when the small party you began gradually evolves into an event with 6 stages, 120 artists, 100 traders, 300 crew and 8000 people attending. It requires unparalleled attention to detail, patience and thick skin to do this year upon year.
2018 was a bold edition and marked our most potent lineup to date. Highlights include Mr G, DVS1 and Zip flexing it out in the woods at Ma Dahu’s – Maribou State, Tom Misch and Benji B elevating levels at The Factory – Gerd Janson, Dixon and Job Jobse laying in down at The Shack – Antepop, Rezzett and Claro Intelecto unleashing the fury at Campfire Headphase. A very big thank you to our stage partners as well; Boy’s Own, Abandon Silence, Ransom Note, Inverted Audio, Bokeh Versions, Flux and Shake.
Key to our success is our team, none of this would have been achieved without their grit and determination. Those that have been involved with Farr Festival over the years have become a huge part of our journey and without them, none of this would have been possible. A huge thanks to them for being there and making the past nine years one hell of a ride.
What does the future hold for Farr Festival? This is yet to be determined, but once we arrive at that decision you will be the first to know.
FARR, OUT xXx
Thank You 2018
Wow! What a scorcher! After months of hard work, we are in total awe of what went down at Farr Festival 2018 in Bygrave Woods. Thank you all so much for making this edition our best yet!!
Farr Festival 2018 was a truly remarkable weekend in every sense. Our five stunning stages looked and sounded incredible featuring some of the world’s finest exponents of electronic music. Highlights include Gerd Janson and Dixon’s mesmeric masterclass at The Shack, Maribou State, Mount Kimbie and Tom Misch’ sublime live shows at The Factory, Optimo and Young Marco’s sublime back-to-back odyssey at Adventures In Success, plus Rezzett, Claro Intelecto and Ramjac Corportation’s hypnotic live sets at Campfire Headphase and Zip’s extended set at Ma Dahu’s. Plus let’s not forget England won, the weather was exceptional and everyone brought their A-game to the festival.
We’ve now taken time to reflect on one of the most intense and magical weekends of our lives. And we want to say a huge thank you for making Farr Festival one of the leading electronic music festivals in the UK. We cannot wait to start planning for Farr Festival 2019 and our 10th anniversary!
Big love to all of those that helped make the festival happen, especially all of you who came and partied with us from across the country and beyond. And also lots of love to all of the artists, stage hosts, stage managers, traders, activities, yogis, security, medics, designers, builders, hard grafters, toilet cleaners and everyone else who joined together into one brilliant team.
If you have lost a treasured possession at the festival or campsite, please complete this form to help track down your lost item.
About Farr Festival – Essential Information
Farr Festival is an electronic music festival held within an uninhabited forest in Hertfordshire, England.
From humble beginnings in 2009 Farr Festival has evolved from a small gathering of like-minded friends into one of UK’s leading electronic music festivals. Bringing an array of international musical talent to the tranquil environment surrounding Farr Festival.
Taking place between Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th July 2018 the ninth edition of Farr Festival will see us venture deeper into the woods, boasting new stages, daytime experiences and of an eclectic medley of producers, selectors and performers to warm your ears.
Previous performances include Todd Terje, Booka Shade, NAO, Omar-S, Floating Points, John Talabot, Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO, Midland, Joy Orbison, Helena Hauff, DJ Koze, Mount Kimbie, Move D, Prosumer, Tama Sumo, Bicep, Andrew Weatherall, George Fitzgerald, Daniel Avery, Jackmaster, Sophie, Heidi and a whole lot more.
Key to the success of Farr Festival is its size. Whilst we’ve slowly increased this to accommodate the growing demand for a piece of the magic, we look to 2018 as a year to refine all the best bits of the last eight years. We can’t wait to have you along for the ride.
The Farr Forest
The Farr forest was planted in 1980 as an orchard for wild animals and game cover for the winter months. When we discovered The Shack in our woodland, we knew that this would be the heart of Farr Festival. For the original Woodland Warriors who have been with us since the start, you will (just about) remember it. In case your memory needs shaking, it was a broken down caravan that we converted into a stage. We got such good use out of The Shack that it died a sad death when the floor fell in.
Our converted caravan may be gone forever, but the Farr forest remains stronger than ever and expanded for 2018 to its biggest size yet! For just one week a year, Bygrave Woods comes to life and is adorned by twinkly lights, colourful bunting and of course YOU – the Woodland Warriors. Without it, Farr would not be what it is today. Long live cinder trees.
Newnham Village & The Local Community
Here at Farr we work hard to work alongside the local community of Newnham Village and the surrounding areas. We use local contractors for recycling and stewarding as well as inviting the locals to get involved with the festival. 95% of our waste is recycled through a local company. Having the local community behind us means everything and we will endeavour to keep it that way.
If you are a local resident and would like to contact us regarding any concerns or complaints, please call us on [REDACTED]. We will log all calls and the feedback will help us to continually improve the experience of the event to local residents. Where possible we will take actions to rectify any problems as soon as we can over the weekend.
Farr Festival 2018 App
This year we are delighted to announce that we have collaborated with Woov to present the official Farr Festival 2018 App (iOS + Android), which we hope will make your experience at Farr even better!
Farr is located less than an hour from central London, straight up the A1 by car. There are also regular train services from Kings Cross to Stevenage and Baldock, which take between 20 and 30 minutes.
Baldock is the closest station to Farr Festival and a direct service runs from London King’s Cross to Baldock regularly, it takes roughly 40 minutes.
This year we are offering a Shuttle Bus Service from Baldock station to Farr Festival, details of which can be found HERE.
If you would rather book a taxi, it takes roughly 10 minutes from Baldock train station to the festival site (depending on demand and traffic). However there is no taxi rank at the train station, so best to use Uber. Letchworth and Stevenage stations are also close by.
Our shuttle bus service is the easiest and cheapest option to get to Bygrave Woods from Baldock train station. For full information click HERE.
Postcode for SAT NAV: SG7 5JX
- Approaching Newnham from London take the A1M motorway northbound towards Peterborough and leave the motorway at junction 10 for Stotfold and Shefford.
- At the roundabout beneath the motorway bridge, take the third exit and join the A507 towards the Baldock service station.
- At the next roundabout take the second exit and continue to follow the Great North Road A507.
- In approximately 50m turn left onto the Newnham Road and follow the road to Newnham/Ashwell.
- After driving a further 0.3 miles you will reach the junction in Newnham Village where you turn right.
- Now continue on to Newnham Road for a further 0.1 miles and you will find Newnham Hall on the left hand side of the road. Please turn right onto the stone road.
Motorbikes & Bicycles
If you are coming by motorbike you will need to purchase a parking permit upon arrival, please remember to bring cash. Push bikes are also welcome, you’ll be able to lock up your bicycle at a bike rack located between the Box Office and car park.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions. You should find details of everything you need to know below, if not, then drop us a message through our Facebook page.
Farr Festival gates open at 10:00 on Thursday 5th July 2018 with Box Office opening at 11:00 and music commencing at 14:00. Campsite OPENS at 12:00 on Thursday 5th July and CLOSES at 12:00 on Monday 9th July. All set times are published on our Timetable.
Upon arrival you will be directed to the Box Office. Please bring ID, driving license or passport to confirm your identity. Entry will not be granted to the festival if you do not arrive within the Box Office hours listed below:
Box Office Hours
- Thursday 5th: 11:00 – 23:00
- Friday 6th: 10:00 – 23:00
- Saturday 7th: 10:00 – 23:00
- Sunday 8th: 10:00 – 16:00
Festival Arena Hours
- Thursday 5th: 14:00 – 02:00
- Friday 6th: 10:00 – 06:00 (Saturday Morning)
- Saturday 7th: 10:00 – 06:00 (Sunday Morning)
- Sunday 8th: 10:00 – 23:00
- Thursday 5th: 14:00 – 02:00
- Friday 6th: 13:00 – 06:00 (Saturday Morning)
- Saturday 7th: 13:00 – 06:00 (Sunday Morning)
- Sunday 8th: 12:00 – 23:00
- OPENS: Thursday 5th: 12:00
- CLOSES: Monday 9th: 12:00
Ticket Types & Official Outlets
Farr Festival is an 18+ event and offers weekend and day tickets. Disabled access is also available. Only buy tickets through authorised ticket sellers; Farr Festival, Festicket and RA.
Upon successful payment of your ticket you will receive an E-Ticket. Please download this to your phone before arriving to the festival as 4G / 3G is limited on site. If you has misplaced your ticket, you can find and download a fresh copy HERE.
We do not offer refunds for ticket purchases unless the event is cancelled in which case we will refund the ticket price minus the booking fee and any other charges which we cannot recover. This is fully outlined in our Terms & Conditions during purchase and is an industry-wide standard.
If you are attending Farr Festival as a group and are arriving at alternate times or days please take note of the following.
Group ticket attendees should all enter together with the named ticket holder. If you are unable to enter at the same time, the named ticket holder can provide a copy of their official ID (passport or driving license) and pass this onto the non-named ticket holders to present at Box Office and Security.
If there are any issues with entry, the named ticket holder must meet in their guests at Box Office. Please remember you MUST arrive within Box Office opening hours to collect your ticket. If you are late you will not gain entry into the festival.
We do not support the resale or transfer of Farr Festival 2018 tickets. Each ticket is named, if the name does not match the ticket holders ID then you will not gain access to the festival. Unlawful resale of a ticket is grounds for seizure or cancellation of that ticket without refund or other compensation.
Bear in mind that e-tickets can be duplicated, the purchase of second hand tickets is strongly discouraged. We will not be held responsible for any issues on the door if the primary ticket holder is not present.
Your safety is our utmost concern. Our priority is, and always will be, making people safe at Farr Festival. We are in constant consultation with the local Police, council and our own security experts as we carry on with preparations for Farr Festival 2018.
We have taken on board feedback from last year and worked hard to iron out any kinks. The festival perimeter, arenas, backstage and offsite areas are all robustly controlled and managed by professional security personnel.
All our security staff are fully trained and licensed to meet rigorous SIA (Security Industry Authority) standards and the company we use are ACS accredited. We have uplifted the dedicated and friendly SIA team working the campsite security 24/7. They are there to help and ensure the safety of everyone in the campsite. If you see anything suspicious please report it to them. See it, Say it, Sorted!
Upon arrival everyone will be processed by our security team before entry is granted to enter the site. Vehicle checks are mandatory for everyone.
Please bear in mind that ALL GLASS products are not permitted on site. Banned items include; lighter gas, spray paint and strictly no nitrous oxide. Other banned items include hammers, tools, knives including Leatherman / Swiss Army style tools, acid based cleaning products, marker pens and gas canisters. Rubber mallets are acceptable.
If you have a query about what you can bring, please send us an email to double check.
CAMPING & ACCOMMODATION
Farr Festival is located in the heart of rural countryside, surrounded by cornfields, wild grass and woodlands. Our campsite is a 10-minute walk from the festival, so you can get away from the music and get some sleep.
The campsite is situated on a grassy field, with great drainage if the rain starts to pour. The campsite closes on Monday 9th July at 12:00 – All campers must be off site by 12:00. Please note NO fires, gas stoves or BBQ’s are allowed.
Due to the hot weather we are experiencing, you may bring a 2-4 person Gazebo. The campsite ground is hard, there is minimal shade in the campsite (no trees) and we strongly advise you to bring sun cream, drink plenty of water and wear a hat.
What type of tent should I bring?
We have no stores on site selling tents or camping equipment. We suggest that you bring a suitable sized tent, which is 100% waterproof and robust enough to accommodate both yourself and your friends. Make sure you tie it securely down!
Can I bring a Gazebo?
Due to the hot weather, Gazebos (2-4 persons) are allowed to be erected in the campsite. However tents take priority, if our security ask you to take yours down, please do so.
Can I light a fire?
NO naked flames, fires or BBQ’s are allowed on site. We’ve got loads of food stalls for you to devour instead. If you see a fire anywhere report it to a member of security immediately.
Are there lockers?
We do not have have lockers to store large bags or rucksacks. If you want to lock up your valuables, such as your phone, head over to Charge And Store for some low-cost ethical mobile charging and secure storage from their custom-built truck.
Aerosol Products & Glass
Aerosol based products are allowed into Farr Festival – WE DO NOT ALLOW GLASS OF ANY KIND into the festival or campsite. Please do not bring any expensive perfumes or colognes as these will be confiscated by security.
Toilets & Showers
There are NO free showers at Farr Festival. Hot Shower passes are available to buy HERE, this will give you unlimited access to hot showers across the weekend. Please remember to bring a towel and your preferred shampoo, shower gel and whatever else you need use to scrub up.
There is also no access to electricity. You can charge your mobile phone or camera at Charge And Store. Porta-loo style toilets are located throughout the festival main arena and campsite.
Is there free access to water?
YES we have free cold water points throughout the campsite, so you can rehydrate, brush your teeth and wash those sins away.
Can I bring my pet?
NO pets are allowed on site.
For those of you looking for the crème de la crème of camping, head over to Hotel Bell Tent (SOLD OUT) to see what we have on offer.
- General Admission entry through a separate entrance.
- Access to an extensive range of bars, food concessions in the main arena.
- Use of accessible toilets.
- Fold up chairs will be provided with priority for the customer with disabilities.
- A pass providing access to the above will be issued on entry, upon presentation of a ticket and proof of disability.
Personal Assistant Pass
- This pass is limited to one per paying customer and is provided free of charge at the time of booking event tickets.
- The pass is issued on entry to the festival, upon presenting the Personal Assistant Ticket.
- The Personal Assistant pass is interchangeable during the event, so if customers come in a group it can be swapped with other members of the party.
Blue Badge Parking
- Blue Badge Parking ticket is limited to one per paying customer, subject to availability.
- It is provided free of charge at the time of booking event tickets.
- The Blue Badge Parking ticket is valid with presentation of a blue badge, matching Photo ID and event ticket on arrival.
FOOD & DRINK
What type of food is available at the festival?
Vegetarian, meat, fish, smoothies, shakes, wraps, we’ve got you covered. Check out our ‘Food & Drink’ section to see what our food vendors have in stock to tempt and tantalise your taste buds.
Can I bring my own food and alcohol into Farr Festival?
You can only bring food and drink into the campsite. We allow 12 cans of beer / lager / cider per person OR 6 cans of beer / lager / cider and 1 bottle of wine (decanted into a plastic bottle) per person. Spirits are strictly prohibited.
You are not allowed to bring any food or alcohol into the main festival arena (bottled water is fine). Bins are provided at the gates to dispose of any items. Also, NO GLASS. Please decant drinks into a plastic bottle before arriving at the festival.
We have food and drink stalls in the campsite and festival area, check out our ‘Food & Drink’ section to see what our food vendors have in stock to tempt and tantalise your taste buds.
Will the food and drink be reasonably priced?
We make a special effort to keep our prices competitive with what you’d expect in London.
What time does the bar open?
Thursday: 14:00 – 00:00
Friday 10:00 – 04:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 04:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 22:00
VEHICLES & TRANSPORT
Farr Festival is located deep in arable countryside. All vehicles access the site via a bumpy farm track; leave the sports cars at home! Please bear in mind that we operate a one way system, at time it can get busy. Please be patient during these busy periods, pack loads of water and what the AC up to the max!
Can I park my car at Farr Festival?
Car parking is available at Farr Festival. All drivers must buy a car park pass, priced at £20 per vehicle, upon arrival. Motorbikes can park for £5. Please bring cash!
The car park is a 15 minute walk from the campsite. If you cannot carry everything in one journey, you may return to your car at the discretion of our security team. Returning to your car after that point is forbidden.
Can I re-enter Farr Festival?
Yes, you can leave the festival and return. However you may not bring in additional food and alcohol. Your car will be searched by our security team again.
Can I bring my camper van?
We have non-electrical 3m x 5m grass pitches available. A 3 metre gap must be preserved at all times between camper vans, to reduce the risk of fire spreading.
Each pitch includes space for a single vehicle and one of the following:
– Single awning
– Small trailer
The following facilities are/aren’t available:
– No hook-ups for water, gas, electricity or chemical disposal.
– Portaloos available on-site.
– Water stations available on-site.
I’m a member of the press – who do I need to speak to?
If you’d like to attend Farr Festival to review or feature us, please complete Press Accreditation. For all other enquiries email Damo Jones at Tandem PR.
How old do I have to be?
Strictly 18+. Please bring official proof of age to guarantee entry (driving license or passport).
Can I take or sell drugs?
Absolutely not! All illegal drugs are strictly banned at Farr Festival. This includes legal highs and nitrous oxide aka laughing gas. If we suspect any unlawful usage or dealing of drugs at Farr Festival then our security staff will detain you and will pass you over to the Police.
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What should I wear?
Anything you want! If you need inspiration then why not have have a scroll through our Instagram channel.
Will cash machines be available on site?
ATM’s will be available across the festival site and you will be able to pay via card at our bars and some food outlets.
What happens if I fall ill?
We do not have a pharmacy at Farr Festival. However we do have fully qualified medics on site. Please remember to bring all medications with you. If you do fall ill, notify a member of staff or security guard to take you to the medical tent.
What happens if I lose my things at Farr Festival?
If you loose something at Farr Festival please report it immediately to our Campsite Office. All unclaimed items found at Farr Festival will be delivered to the Farr Festival office.
Alternatively email [REDACTED] starting Tuesday 10th July 2018, with a description of what you’ve lost. If we can locate the item we will return the item to you. You will be required to pay for postage and packaging.
We will keep hold of lost items until Tuesday 31st July 2018.
Still have a question?
Hopefully we’ve answered all your questions here. If not, please send us a message on Facebook.
MORE THAN JUST DANCING
- Madeleine Shaw – Yoga Instructor & Nutritionist
- Marcus Veda – Ashtanga inspired Rocket Yoga
- Annie Clarke: Mind Body Bowl
- Zoe & Glenn : Wild River Yoga
- Mayan Patel : Yoga with Mayan
- Kate Elizabeth Taylor : Make It Flow Yoga
Stalls & Shops
- Kaesh Braids
- The Mermaid Cave
- The People’s Poncho
- Locked Inn – Shanty Town
- Charge & Store
- Lily Vintage
- Lucia No.3
- Thirteen Being: Festival Fun & Colourful Clothing
- Bits & Bobs Vintage
- Sweets @ Farr
- Bohemian Jewellery London
- Festival Booth
THE LOCKED INN
- Ask The Guru
- Fortune Telling
- Pillow Fight
- Egg & Spoon Race
- Limbo Competition
- Best Dressed Sari Contest
- Swinging Chairs
- Fire Breathers
£100* WEEKEND TICKETS
£40* DEPOSIT SCHEME
- Mount Kimbie
- Tom Misch
- Maribou State
- George Fitzgerald (live)
- Mr G (live)
- Young Marco
- Shy FX
- Roman Flügel
- Dan Shake
- Jah Shaka
- Benji B
- Lena Willikens
- Kelly Lee Owens (live)
- Paranoid London (live)
- Gerd Janson
- Job Jobse
- Claro Intelecto (live)
- Josey Rebelle
- Jacques Greene (live)
- Call Super
- Eclair Fifi
- Veronica Vasicka
- DJ Stingray
- DJ Seinfeld
- Byron The Aquarius
- Shanti Celeste
- Interstellar Funk
- Galcher Lustwerk
- Tama Sumo
- Adrian Sherwood (live)
- William Djoko
- Jamz Supernova
- Zenker Brothers
- Skee Mask
- Rezzett (live)
- DJ Richard
- Afrikan Sciences
- Laylla Dane
- Jay Glass Dubs (live)
- HOLOVR (live)
- Wes Baggaley
- Joey Anderson
- Ramjac Corporation (Reel To Reel)
- Cera Khin
- Marlon Hoffstadt
- Dan Beaumont
- C.A.R. (live)
- Natureboy Flako (live)
- Ozel AB
- Jacques Bon
- Vester Koza
- Even Tuell
- Nick Williams
- Nancy Noise
- Bokeh Edwards
- Sunun (live)
- Banoffee Pies
- Fergus Clark
- Earl Gateshead
- Timothy ‘Heretic’ Clerkin (live)
- Sofia Ilyas
- Stuart Patterson
- Andrew Hill
- Tom Lye
- Daren Nunes
- Terry Farley
- Ma Dahu
- Francis Redman
- Nic Baird
- Sean OD
- Peng Sound
- Martin Josef
- Dynamite MC
- Shadow City Soundsystem
- Ally Tropical
- Harry Sheehan
- Gone To A Rave
- Heels and Souls
- Fall Up
- Body Hammer
- Liem Jay
Farr Festival 2017 DJ Mix Competition
**COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED**
As part of the run up to Farr Festival 2017 we are running a DJ mix competition to give one lucky selector the opportunity to play at Farr Festival, plus a pair of weekend tickets.
So what exactly are we looking for? The art of the DJ ultimately drills down to your musical knowledge, track selection, technical ability and your capability of reading a crowd to create an unforgettable atmosphere.
We are looking for someone who has invested the time and effort to explore the finer recesses of music new and old. Track selection is key. We are not looking for someone to reel off the latest hits. We are after a true selector. For inspiration check out the Farr Festival x Inverted Audio “Into The Woods” podcast series on Soundcloud.
The winner will be announced in May and will win a DJ set at the festival plus a pair of weekend tickets to Farr Festival 2017.
The runner up will win a pair of weekend tickets to Farr Festival 2017.
HOW TO ENTER
Record a 60 minute mix (vinyl, CD or digital) and upload it to Mixcloud. Musically anything goes as long as it fits our musical ethos. Those who dig a bit deeper and show some individuality always shine through.
– Deadline for entries 1st April 2017.
– Use the cover art provided here.
– Name the mix “Farr Festival 2017 DJ Mix: YOUR DJ NAME“
– Tag your mix “Farr Festival 2017 DJ Mix”. If you fail to tag the mix correctly, your entry may be missed.
– Follow Farr Festival on Mixcloud.
– Add the full track listing in the typical Mixcloud format: Track Number – Artist – Track Title
– Send us a link to your mix at [REDACTED] with the subject “Farr Festival 2017 DJ Mix“.
– Attach a photo of your DJ set-up where you recorded the set.
– Write a paragraph explaining your mix, track selection, atmosphere created and anything else you would would like to include.
Photo credit: @palosantodiscos
UK + EU
As always-technical ability is important but track selection, atmosphere and individuality is what really sets entrants apart. This competition is for real selectors, so pull out your hidden gems! The winner of the competition will perform a set at Farr Festival and enjoy a weekend exploring the sounds and experiences of the woods.
- Entrants will be judged on track selection, originality, atmosphere and technical ability.
- All genres that fit the Farr Festival sound are fully welcomed.
- Preferably you’ll be a vinyl DJ, but we will also accept CD and digital mixes.
- The judging will be undertaken by a panel of industry experts.
- The final decision lies with Farr Festival.
Day-By-Day Stage Breakdown + Day Tickets
Following our conclusive lineup announcement, today we are pleased to present a day-by-day stage breakdown of who’s playing where at Farr Festival 2017. We are also happy to announce that day tickets for Friday and Saturday are now on sale priced at £40 per day.
New for this year at Farr is our Main Stage, dedicated to unique live performances from legendary producers Todd Terje, Booka Shade, Red Axes and vocals from Nao, Submotion Orchestra, SG Lewis, Jordan Rakei, Bonzai and Shanty.
The Shack will play host to The Hydra and Abandon Silence to present Floating Points (DJ Set), Mano Le Tough, DJ Tennis, Leon Vynehall, Craig Richards, Willow, Or:la and more.
Our new ambient and experimental stage Campfire Headphase, curated by Inverted Audio, will see the finest of otherworldly musicians come through to deliver some deeply-immersive late night moments. Huerco S. and Leafar Legov play live alongside Machine Woman, Sad City and Basses Terres. German duo Wolf Müller & Cass. will also share the bill for what promises to be a string of unforgettable communions.
Adventures in Success is all about showcasing raw talent and iconic institutions. ITT Group residents warm up on Thursday alongside Kornél Kovács and Moxie. On Friday Red Light Radio and Music From Memory join forces with Helena Hauff, Tornado Wallace, Dazion (live), Suzanne Kraft, Sassy J plus a back-to-back set from Tako, Jamie Tiller and Orpheu The Wizard. Ransom Note take control on Saturday with Tama Sumo, Young Marco, Moscoman, Sadar Bahar, Jayda G x Brian Not Brian (b2b), Bad Passion, Bawrut and more….(continue reading below)
The Hidden Palace debuted last summer at Farr and provided the perfect backdrop for Gilles Peterson’s sundown shakedown. This year Mister Saturday Night take control on Thursday with special guest Avalon Emerson. Heist Recordings step up on Friday with Honey Dijon, Detroit Swindle, Henry Wu and Adesse Versions. Chaos In The CBD, Harry Parsons, Hesseltime and Nixwax will also play for Shadow City. On Saturday Boy’s Own bring the heat to the woods with Omar-S, Mr G (live), Axel Boman, Nancy Noise and Dave Jarvis, plus a back-to-back assault from Terry Farley and Daren Nunes.
Brilliant Corners are set to bring a unique sound system, composed of rare pro-audio and vintage components, positioned in a 50ft Yurt decorated with palm trees and cosmic lighting, all together providing an intimate alternative to the bigger stages at the festival. Their line up will be composed of a collective of Brilliant Corners regulars and surprise special guests, all of which will play music that spans and connects all genres, in a way that creates a meaningful journey for the dancers on the floor.
Brilliant Corners DJ’s include Cedric Woo, Cyril Cornet, Brian Not Brian, Jonny Rock, Danny Bushes, Donna Leake, Debora Ipekel, Pol Valls, Kay Suzuki, Ece Duzgit, Chuggy, Piers Harrison, Amit and Aneesh.
BRILLIANT CORNERS THURSDAY
This year at Farr Festival, Brilliant Corners will be bringing a unique “on-the-road” sound system, which will aim to recreate the sound fidelity of their space in East London. The system will be installed in a 50ft Yurt decorated with palm trees and cosmic lighting, all together providing an intimate alternative to the bigger stages at the festival.
Brilliant Corners is a bar, restaurant and music venue in East London. Each day of the week, the most searching local and international record collectors play music to a room, which behaves like a house party. It is supported by a collective of people who share a pursuit for better sound, deeper listening and musical discovery.
The line-up of record collectors playing on the Brilliant Corners Sound System at Farr will be composed of a collective of Brilliant Corners regulars and surprise special guests, all of which will play music that spans and connects all genre, in a way that creates a meaningful journey for the dancers on the floor. They will include: Cedric Woo, Cyril Cornet, Brian Not Brian, Jonny Rock, Danny Bushes, Donna Leake, Debora Ipekel, Pol Valls, Kay Suzuki, Ece Duzgit, Chuggy, Piers Harrison, Amit and Aneesh.
Adventures in Success
ABOUT THIS STAGE
Formerly known as The Badger Hole – Adventures in Success is all about showcasing raw talent and iconic institutions. London-based club Dance Tunnel and culture magazine The Ransom Note will host the stage bringing the likes of Francis Inferno Orchestra, Evan Baggs, Dorisburg, Young Marco and ItaloJohnson to the stage. Expect flashing maracas and tops off action all day and all night.
Shadow City Soundsystem
The Shrimpton Brothers
Francis Inferno Orchestra
Main Stage Friday
New to Farr Festival this year is The Factory, a super-size main stage comprised of 52 shipping containers arranged into a rectangle formation that will accommodate 2500 of you beautiful people.
The Factory will also shelter a monumental custom-built L-Acoustics sound system, apex stage, pulsating LED lighting rods plus a video mapping system to truly bring the shock and awe to Farr Festival.
Our dedicated team of designers, made up of BoomTown alumni, are working tirelessly to morph the mundane reality of containerization into a fully industrialised complex dedicated to unique live performances that will feature the likes of Todd Terje, Booka Shade, Nao, Red Axes, Submotion Orchestra, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Jordan Rakei, SG Lewis, Shanty, General Levy and many more.
ITT Group residents warm up proceedings on Thursday alongside Kornél Kovács and Moxie.
Red Axes (live)
Tickets for Farr Festival 2018 18+
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This ticket includes
- General Admission
- General Camping
£150.00+ £15.00 handling
Final Tier Accessible Ticket
This ticket includes
- Disability Access
- Personal Assistant Pass
- General Camping & Admission
£150.00+ £15.00 handling
Friday – Final Tier Ticket
This ticket includes
- Entrance to Farr Friday July 6th.
- Camping on Friday NIght.
£55.00+ £5.50 handling
Saturday – Final Tier Ticket
This ticket includes
- Entrance to Farr Saturday 7th July.
- Camping on Saturday NIght.
£55.00+ £5.50 handling
Sunday – Final Tier Ticket
This ticket includes
- Entrance to Farr on Sunday 8th July.
- Camping on Sunday NIght.
£45.00+ £4.50 handling
This ticket includes
- Dedicated camping area for Caravan & Campervan users.
£35.00+ £3.50 handling
Shower Pass – Tier 2
Opening Times: Thurs 17:00-22:00 Fri / Sat / Sun 09:00-21:00 Mon 07:30-11:00
£25.00+ £2.50 handling
Bus Ticket – Single Ticket
Bus Running Hours – Thurs 11:00-19:00 / Fri 11:00-21:00 / Sat – during busy periods / Sun 12:00-23:00 / Mon 08:00-12:00
This ticket includes
- 1 x Single Journey
£5.00+ £0.60 handling
Bus Ticket – Return Ticket
Bus Running Hours – Thurs 11:00-19:00 / Fri 11:00-21:00 / Sat – during busy periods / Sun 12:00-23:00 / Mon 08:00-12:00
This ticket includes
- 1 x Return Journey
£10.00+ £1.00 handling
For the next edition of Farr Festival we have a weighty selection of record labels and institutions to bring the heat to Bygrave Woods. But first, here’s a taste of the initial acts joining us at Farr Festival 2018.
Taking centre stage we welcome Innervisions co-founder Dixon, Mahogani Music legend Moodymann, Running Back label founder Gerd Janson, Glasgow’s iconic DJ duo Optimo and LuckyMe family member Eclair Fifi. Now over to our stage hosts…
For those that experienced his infectious live set of Detroit techno in 2017, we welcome back Mr G to showcase his tongue-in-cheek “G’s Spot” stage. Joined by the very best of US and further afield producers, Mr G’s custom Funktion One sound system will also return to the woods.
Our long time friends Ransom Note take control of the woods for three nights, presenting a selection of local and international talents from their discography. Sub Club legends JD Twitch and JG Wilkes will also curate a unique lineup “Optimo & Friends” on the Ransom Note stage, cementing their reputation as two of the finest selectors in the game.
South London’s Balamii Radio uproot from their Peckham-based studio and head to Bygrave Woods, promising to inject a wealth of budding talent to the festival. They’ll be based at their very own stage across the full four days at the festival.
Weekend Camping Tickets
- Weekend tickets allow access to the campsite from Thursday at 13:00
- Arena Access for all show days including all Farr Festival stages
- Access to an extensive range of bars, food concessions and toilets in the camping area and main arena
- General Admission entry through a separate entrance
- Access to an extensive range of bars, food concessions in the main arena
- Use of accessible toilets
- Fold up chairs will be provided with priority for the customer with disabilities
- A pass providing access to the above will be issued on entry, upon presentation of a ticket and proof of disability. You can submit supporting documents in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please contact us with any Blue Badge parking requests.
Caravan & Campervan Tickets
- Dedicated camping area for Caravan & Campervan users
- Caravan/Campervan ticket only. This is not an access ticket. Each member of the party using a campervan ticket must purchase a weekend camping ticket.
- Each pitch includes space for a single vehicle and one of the following:
- single awning
- small trailer
Group Ticket Entry
If you are attending Farr Festival as a group and are arriving at alternate times or days please take note of the following. Group ticket attendees must all enter together with the named ticket holder. However at the festival’s discretion the primary ticket holder can provide a copy of their official ID (passport or driving license) and pass this onto the non-named ticket holders. Farr Festival is not held responsible for this, and the decision lies with our security and box office team. Shower Pass
This year at Farr Festival we are offering hot water showers and real flushing toilets so you can feel fresh and energised all weekend!
Passes are priced at £20.00 + booking fee per person and are the only way to access hot water throughout the festival. Passes are limited to 1000, so get yours before they run out.