Farmer Phil's Festival - The Urban Voodoo Machine - photo by Sin Bozurt


If ever there was a band whose music warranted Quentin Tarantino writing a movie to accompany it, it’s The Urban Voodoo Machine.  An unstable fusion of rockabilly, punk rock and junkyard blues that’s always hinting to bring forth some kind of freakish apocalypse, this band of brothers and sisters (numbering eleven at the last count) […]

Farmer Phil's Festival - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band


Who’s up for a Sunday Service?  We are excited, nay, ecstatic to announce that REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND will be taking communion as the headline act on the final day of Farmer Phil’s Festival 2017. Widely considered to be the US’ foremost country blues outfit, the Big Damn Band is fronted by larger-than-life frontman […]

Ferocious Dog bring the house down at Farmer Phil's Festival 2016

FEROCIOUS DOG to return to Ratlinghope!

Farmer Phil’s Festival is delighted to announce the first cohort of bands & artists booked for 2017’s event, and boy have we got some corkers for you this year! First of all, we’re pleased to reveal that everyone’s favourite Farmer Phil’s Festival band FEROCIOUS DOG are returning to Ratlinghope to tear things up with their […]

Midlands What's On Awards 2017

Shortlisted by Midlands What’s On Awards!

We’re so excited to have been shortlisted in this year’s Midlands What’s On Readers Awards! Farmer Phil’s Festival is one of five shortlisted in the Best Shropshire Festival category, alongside Ludlow Food Festival, Haydn Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and Shrewsbury Food Festival.  This is no mean feat considering over 10,000 initial votes were cast across the Midlands as a […]

Hawaiian Fancy Dress theme at Farmer Phil's Festival 2015

Help us choose this year’s fancy dress theme

Frequent visitors to Farmer Phil’s Festival will know that each year we have a casual theme as many like to enjoy a spot of fancy dress.  Over the years we’ve had all kinds of fun themes like pirates, fairies, pyjamas, Hawaiian, Olympics… the list goes on! But this year, we’re undecided.  We’ve had so many […]

Happy New Year… and a polite request!

Happy New Year everybody! We hope you had a wonderful festive season full of family, fun, frolics, turkey (or appropriate vegetarian substitute) and the odd bit of rest here and there as well.  We’re five days into 2017 and August will be here before you know it, so we’re already back at work and hard […]

Pay for your weekend ticket in installments at Farmer Phil's Festival

New for 2017: Pay in installments!

We pride ourselves at Farmer Phil’s Festival on keeping our prices at a level that’s affordable for all.  We do recognise, however, that a significant number of you lovely lot ask us if you can pay in installments to help manage the cost over several months. While we’ve done this in the past for some, […]

Advanced tickets now sold out for Farmer Phil's Festival 2017


Well done to all of you who got in early to snag your tickets for next year’s Farmer Phil’s Festival at a discount price. We can now officially confirm that the limited number we put on sale have all now been sold. BUT DON’T DESPAIR!  Tickets are now on sale on via The Ticket Sellers, and […]

Vote for Farmer Phil's Festival!


We’re delighted to announce that Farmer Phil’s Festival has been shortlisted for not one, not two, but THREE award categories in this year’s UK Festival Awards – and better still, the outcome is decided by YOU, the fans! UK Festival Awards has recognised such musical luminaries as Peter Gabriel, Michael Eavis, Muse, Rob Da Bank, […]