Farr Festival - some of the new artists revealed

Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th July 2018

Mount Kim­bie, Tom Misch, Daphni, Mari­bou State (live), Dix­on, Moody­mann, George Fitzger­ald (live), Kelly Lee Owens (live), Jah Shaka, Benji B, Lena Wil­likens, Mr G (live), DVS1, Shanti Celeste, Optimo B2B Young Marco, Shy FX, DJ Richard and many more

 Farr Fest­iv­al is a show­case of the very best elec­tron­ic music cul­ture and a heady mix of arts and well­ness across one sub­lime week­end

 Farr Fest­iv­al is incred­ibly proud to unveil an array of artists who are a true rep­res­ent­a­tion of cur­rent elec­tron­ic music cul­ture, per­form­ing across Thursday 5th, Fri­day 6th and Sat­urday 7th July 2018.

Tak­ing place in a beau­ti­ful wood­land less than an hour from bust­ling Lon­don, Farr Fest­iv­al is a mes­mer­ic escape from real­ity. Now spread over four days at Bygrave Woods, the week­end-long adven­ture is a blend of cut­ting-edge music with real heart and soul, an edi­fy­ing and enrich­ing exper­i­ence for the mind and body alike, sound-tracked by some of the most inspir­ing, chal­len­ging and cre­at­ive artists across six stages.

Farr Fest­iv­al opens on Thursday 5th July with a cap­tiv­at­ing live set from Cana­dian pro­du­cer Jacques Greene, who has col­lab­or­ated with the likes of Jimmy Edgar to The XX. Bring­ing in some of the Motor City’s vibra­tions, the lone masked prince of Detroit DJ Stin­gray is joined by Shanti Celeste to show­case their high velo­city DJ skills.

Revered long-time select­ors Prosumer, Tama Sumo, Lak­uti, Dan Beau­mont and new­comer Wes Bag­ga­ley are set to elev­ate Thursday’s emo­tions even high­er, whilst Ante­pop, Ozel AB, Jacques Bön and Telfort bring things deep­er than deep at the esteemed Camp­fire Head­phase stage. Shad­ow City Sound­sys­tem, Cham­pagne Funk, GIRL and Kiara Scuro also step up to con­clude Thursday’s offer­ings.

On Fri­day 6th July,Ori­gin­al Nut­tahShy FX warms up the crowd at the Fact­ory before Mount Kim­bie are joined by a full band to per­form their recent krautrock inspired long play­er “Love What Sur­vives”. Multi-instru­ment­al­ist Tom Misch also joins Friday’s pro­ceed­ings with a live per­form­ance of his eagerly anti­cip­ated new album “Geo­graphy”, fol­lowed by a super­lat­ive DJ set from Daphni, the solo out­ing of Cari­bou.

Sure to bring max­im­al heat to the woods, stage host Mr G will step up with a pulsat­ing live show, joined by techno heavy weight DVS1, son­ic explorer Afrik­an Sci­ences, jazz vir­tu­oso Byron The Aquar­i­us, New Jer­sey nat­ive Joey Ander­son and Josey Rebelle.

Éclair Fifi, Body Ham­mer and a live per­form­ance from Kelly Lee Owens pre­cede Veron­ica Vasicka’s high energy selec­tion of indus­tri­al EBM and oth­er synth-music oddit­ies, whilst Optimo and Young Marco join forces for some unique back-to-back action. Call Super and Or:la will take over the woods before the Zen­ker Broth­ers go back-to-back with Skee Mask for a potent DJ assault.

Skee Mask will also play a solo live set at Camp­fire Head­phase joined by a hotly tipped exper­i­ment­al lineup fea­tur­ing The Tri­logy Tapes pro­duc­tion duo Rezz­ett, Work­shop Records co-founder Even Tuell, L.I.E.S affil­i­ate Terekke, rising Ber­lin select­or Cera Khin, Meda Mury label boss Nick Wil­li­ams, plus an ambi­ent back-to-back set from Sofia Ily­as and Fran­cis Red­man. Camp­fire Head­phase will close with a cap­tiv­at­ing live sun­rise set from Chilean exper­i­ment­al beat pro­du­cer Nature­boy Flako.

Sat­urday 7th July brings togeth­er some of the most on-point names in elec­tron­ic music with the inim­it­able Moody­mann tak­ing centre stage. Mari­bou State and George Fitzger­ald will both per­form live at The Fact­ory, pre­ced­ing dub afi­cion­ado Jah Shaka and Adri­an Sher­wood plus BBC Radio 1’s very own Benji B. Inner­vi­sions label boss Dix­on will play a spe­cially exten­ded three-hour set at The Shack joined by Job Jobse, Run­ning Back label founder Gerd Jan­son, Wil­low and Ma Dahu.

Roman Flü­gel and Salon Des Ama­teurs res­id­ent Lena Wil­likens prom­ise to present a near out-of-body exper­i­ence, whilst the enig­mat­ic Para­noid Lon­don duo whip up a much anti­cip­ated ana­logue storm. They are joined by Bawrut, DEBON­AIR, Mar­lon Hoff­stadt and live sets from Timothy Cler­kin and C.A.R. aka Chloé Raunet.

Camp­fire Head­phase sees Gal­cher Lustwerk, DJ Richard and Vester Koza on the wheels of steel, whilst the man behind the all-time clas­sic “Peace Of Mind”, Claro Intelecto, will rav­ish the audi­ence with a rare appear­ance, fol­lowed by an eth­er­e­al live set at sun­rise from Indole Records’ boss HOLOVR.

Terry Far­ley, Dar­en Nunes and Nancy Noise join long stand­ing Tro­jan Records Sound Sys­tem select­or and ser­i­ous Jamaic­an music con­nois­seur Earl Gateshead to com­plete Saturday’s offer­ings.

Sunday’s lineup will be revealed in Feb­ru­ary, bring­ing the fest­iv­al to a thrill­ing con­clu­sion.

Adding artis­an­al food and drink, hol­ist­ic activ­it­ies; includ­ing work­shops, yoga and med­it­a­tion, plus hot tubs, talks and cock­tail work­shops, the ninth edi­tion of Farr Fest­iv­al offers a beau­ti­fully bal­anced week­end of music, arts, well­ness and lots of fun in sum­mer 2018, an essen­tial des­tin­a­tion for fest­iv­al lov­ers which con­tin­ues to flour­ish.

Farr Fest­iv­al July 2018

Bygrave Woods, Hert­ford­shire, SG7 5JX, UK

Tick­ets: £100 / £125 / £150 ( Week­end Tick­ets)
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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.