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 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 […]

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 […]

Gaz Brookfield

Gaz Brookfield talks gigs, griffins and more!

The excitement is building here at Near Gatten Farm and the final preparations are being made to the site ahead of this year’s Farmer Phil’s Festival, which we’re certain is going to be the best one yet.  As regular visitors to Farmer Phil’s Festival will know, there are some artists we love so much that […]