Worry Dolls to play Farmer Phil's Festival 2019

WORRY DOLLS winging their way to Shropshire

Farmer Phil’s Festival is delighted to confirm that WORRY DOLLS will be joining us for our 21st birthday celebrations in Ratlinghope this summer! Worry Dolls are a compelling duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones. Serendipity brought them together at an open mic night when they were 18, […]

Columbia to play Farmer Phil's Festival 2019

COLUMBIA return to Ratlinghope in 2019

Following their rousing performance on our second stage last year, we are pleased to announce the return of COLUMBIA for Farmer Phil’s Festival 2019. Columbia is a rock n’ roll, guts n’ glory powerhouse quintet from Liverpool, hailed by some as The Best New Band in The North™.  Word is spreading and shows are selling […]

Hang11 to play Farmer Phil's Festival 2019

HANG11 to bring the funk!

Farmer Phil’s Festival is pleased to announce the addition of HANG11 to the line-up for 2019. Hailing from South Wales, Hang11 is a young funk/blues rock band that takes a big old bite out of classic rock and blues, adds their own secret blend of herbs and spices before then serving it up as their […]

Skaburst to play Farmer Phil's Festival 2019

SKABURST returning in 2019!

We are thrilled to announce that SKABURST are returning to Farmer Phil’s Festival in 2019. The party rocking sextet burst (see what we did there?) onto the Farmer Phil’s scene in 2016 with a rousing performance that got the entire field up and dancing as they rattled through hit after hit, all given the ska’d […]

Farmer Phil's Festival a finalist in the What's On Readers Awards 2019

Finalist in What’s On Readers Awards!

We were excited to discover this week that Farmer Phil’s Festival has been named one of the finalists for the What’s On Readers Awards 2019. The What’s On Magazine Group produces an excellent arts & entertainment guide, providing up-to-the-minute information about theatre, music, film, visual arts and events across the Midlands. Over 15,000 votes were […]

Michael Messer's Mitra to play Farmer Phil's Festival

MICHAEL MESSER’S MITRA all set for 2019

We are delighted to confirm the addition of MICHAEL MESSER’S MITRA to the bill of Farmer Phil’s Festival 2019. Michael Messer’s Mitra is a unique musical trio of blues slide guitar, Hindustani slide guitar, vocals and tabla rhythms. Mitra (pronounced ‘meetra’) is a trio comprising British blues innovator and slide guitarist, Michael Messer, Hindustani slide […]

The Trials of Cato to play Farmer Phil's Festival 2019

THE TRIALS OF CATO announced for 2019

Farmer Phil’s Festival is delighted to announce that THE TRIALS OF CATO are confirmed to play the festival in 2019. A band that arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016, The Trials of Cato have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. […]

Neville Staple confirmed to headline Farmer Phil's Festival 2019

NEVILLE STAPLE to headline in 2019!

Yes, you read it right – NEVILLE STAPLE, legendary frontman of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, is coming to Ratlinghope to headline Farmer Phil’s Festival in 2019. Known to many as The Original Rude Boy, Neville is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. He celebrates […]

Slim Chance play Farmer Phil's Festival

Another headliner announcement? SLIM CHANCE of that!

Farmer Phil’s Festival is pleased to announce SLIM CHANCE will join Lindisfarne as a headliner at next year’s festival. Slim Chance is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie Lane’s band – Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O’Neill, […]

Lindisfarne confirmed to headline Farmer Phil's Festival 2019

LINDISFARNE confirmed to headline in 2019

We are delighted to announce that legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers LINDISFARNE are coming to the Shropshire Hills next summer to headline Farmer Phil’s Festival. Enjoying a return to form of late with a  classic six-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar. With a repertoire […]