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 […]

Farmer Phil's Festival

2019 TICKET ANNOUNCEMENT

The time is nearly upon us, folks! Tickets for Farmer Phil’s Festival 2019 go on sale at MIDNIGHT tonight! Be one of the first to get an adult weekend ticket for next year’s festival at the Early Bird promotional price of just £80! There are just 250 of these tickets available – once they’re gone, […]

Farmer Phil's Festival campsite 2018

We now declare Farmer Phil’s Festival 2018 OPEN!

On what has been a lovely day in the Shropshire Hills, we’ve welcomed our first campers of the week as keen festival goers arrived on site throughout the day.  It’ll get busier and busier as the week progresses and more and more traders, entertainers and artists arrive for our special 20th anniversary weekender. It would […]

The Horny Cow Ale & Cider Tent returns!

It’s full-on, straight ahead, no-messing-about graft here in Ratlinghope right now, as preparations continue for this year’s Farmer Phil’s Festival.  Today we erected the beer tent that will be home to The Horny Cow real ale & cider bar AND the Pink Flamingo cocktail bar at this year’s festival.  A welcome sight for many, we’re […]

Farmer Phil's Got Talent

Farmer Phil’s Got Talent, Exotic Zoo and more

Every year, Farmer Phil’s Festival opens welcomes visitors from the Monday morning before the Friday, Saturday and Sunday that form the main event.  The fields buzz with activity as more and more campers arrive to secure prime tent-pitching positions and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the surrounding Shropshire Hills. As the week progresses, more and […]

Barnabas Community Projects

Barnabas Community Projects to benefit from food bank

Farmer Phil’s Festival is pleased to confirm that it will again be supporting the Barnabas Community Projects – home of the Shrewsbury Food Bank. What are Barnabas Community Projects Barnabas Community Projects aims to help people out of crisis and poverty whether that’s resources, relational or identity and empower clients to enable them to make […]

Farmer Phil's Festival camp site 2017

Exclusive interview and competition in next week’s Shropshire Weekly!

Farmer Phil and his daughter Jessica were interviewed this week by Thom Kennedy, editor of the relatively new Shropshire Weekly magazine, part of the Midlands News Association’s portfolio of titles which includes the Shropshire Star, Express & Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle among others. The exclusive piece is scheduled to appear in next week’s magazine alongside […]