Aswad to play Farmer Phil's Festival 2018

Headliner profile: Aswad

As you know, this year is the 20th anniversary of Farmer Phil’s Festival.  Such an occasion demands something truly special, and we are delighted to be bringing reggae legends ASWAD to play Farmer Phil’s Festival! After fifteen albums and two decades on the music scene, Aswad remains one of Britain’s best loved reggae bands. Originally […]

Farmer Phil's Festival 2018

Announcing the Parlour Stage artists for 2018!

We are extremely excited to announce the artists set to play our famous Parlour rotating stage this summer.  And what better to melt away the blues of this wintry weekend than the prospect of the legendary ASWAD, one of the UK’s best loved reggae bands, bringing the house down with their international hits ‘Don’t Turn […]

T-shirt design competition!

As you’ll have seen on Facebook, a few artists for this year’s 20th anniversary spectacular have been announced and we want to continue building that excitement while the team works hard preparing what we hope you’ll agree will be the best Farmer Phil’s Festival yet! So we thought we’d launch a little competition.  We want […]

Festival Kidz Awards 2017

Farmer Phil’s: Festival Kidz Awards winner!

We’re absolutely ecstatic to report that Farmer Phil’s Festival has been named ‘Best Tiny Festival’ in this year’s Festival Kidz Awards. It’s the second time Farmer Phil’s Festival has won the accolade, following success in 2015, and we couldn’t be happier! The Festival Kidz Awards are special to us because they are voted for by […]

UK Festival Awards 2017

Vote for Farmer Phil’s in the UK Festival Awards!

We’re delighted to confirm that Farmer Phil’s Festival is in the running for several awards in this year’s UK Festival Awards. We love the UK Festival Awards because the awards themselves are voted for by the festival-going public, so it really reflects the collective views of the festival scene’s lifeblood – you guys! You can […]

Farmer Phil's Festival

Farmer Phil’s Festival 2018 dates announced!

What a week(end) that was!  You guys all seemed to enjoy yourselves – we’ve been inundated with wonderful messages on our various social media accounts and via the website, and we can’t begin to thank you enough for all the love, memories and feedback you’ve shared with us.  It really does make all the hard […]

Farmer Phil's Festival camp site 2017

Farmer Phil’s Festival 2017… IS OPEN!

And we are underway!  The gates officially opened yesterday and cars, campervans and trailers have arrived in their hundreds, all vying for prime position in our Ratlinghope fields.  The excitement is building and if the rain can just hold off until this time next week we’ll really be in business! Tickets still available in some […]

Clive Jackson of Dr & The Medics

INTERVIEW: Dr & The Medics

The reaction on social media when we announced Dr & The Medics would be joining us at this year’s Farmer Phil’s Festival was overwhelming.  I mean, who doesn’t love their classic number one hit ‘Spirit in the Sky’? We caught up with chief surgeon, The Rev Dr Clive Thomas Jackson, over e-mail ahead of next […]

Wille and the Bandits

INTERVIEW: Wille and the Bandits

Some of the veteran Farmer Phil’s Festival-goers will remember the show-stopping performance given by this raucous trio the last time they were with us at Near Gatten Farm.  Their infectious, groove-led blend of powerful roots rock really made an impression, with half the field getting totally lost in the music while the other half went […]

Skaburst to play Farmer Phil's Festival 2017

INTERVIEW: Skaburst

Those enjoying the balmy late afternoon sunshine on the Sunday of last year’s Farmer Phil’s Festival will almost certainly remember the rude awakening we all received when this bouncy sextet lit up the stage with their ska-fuelled energy.  SkaBurst were one of the star turns of last year’s event and won so many of you […]