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 […]

Karl Phillips

INTERVIEW: Karl Phillips (& The Rejects)

Less than a month to go now folks!  That’s right, in exactly one month’s time, the party will have well and truly started here in Ratlinghope at the 19th Farmer Phil’s Festival, and I for one am so excited that I’m struggling to sit still as I type this. One artist making their debut in […]

White Men Can't Funk - Farmer Phil's Festival

INTERVIEW: White Men Can’t Funk

You know that classic Hollywood moment? That scene in which Wesley Snipes looks at Woody Harrelson after his third failed attempt to jam out a Stevie Wonder bassline and says “Billy, listen to me. White men can’t funk!” Well, maybe it went down slightly differently in the film, but nevertheless we’re super excited about these […]

2017’s promotional poster now available

As you may have seen on social media, the final poster design for 2017’s Farmer Phil’s Festival has been published and you lovely people have been sharing it with your networks like champions.  But just in case you’re one of the few (and we believe there might be a couple of you) who don’t engage […]

Karl Phillips & The Rejects

Karl Phillips & The Rejects sign on

Had enough excitement yet?  No?  Good, because we’re not done yet by a long way!  It is our immense pleasure to announce that KARL PHILLIPS & THE REJECTS will be joining us in Ratlinghope for this year’s Farmer Phil’s Festival. If you don’t already know about Karl Phillips & The Rejects, by the time autumn […]

Funke and the Two Tone Baby's view from the Farmer Phil's stage

Three more awesome artists confirmed!

This year’s line-up at Farmer Phil’s Festival is really starting to take shape, and we’re excited to confirm the addition of three terrific acts: Echo Town, Rodney Branigan and John Fairhurst. Echo Town Known for their vibrant, energetic live performances, Cornwall-based Echo Town is made up of brothers Richard and Robert Harrison.  Over the years […]

Doctor and the Medics

Doctor and the Medics set for Farmer Phil’s

Is there a doctor in the house?  We are elated to announce that come August, we’ll have the one, the only Doctor and the Medics joining us in Ratlinghope for Farmer Phil’s Festival! Formed in 1982 by The Rev Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson, Doctor and the Medics are best known for their monumental number one […]

The Shrewsbury Ark

Farmer Phil’s Festival supporting local causes

People travel from all over the UK and further afield to partake in our wonderful week of music and laughter, enjoying the beautiful Shropshire Hills scenery throughout their stay.  At Farmer Phil’s Festival, we are all too aware of our impact on the local environment and the community.  Wherever possible, we’ve built facilities from reclaimed […]

Vojta - Farmer Phil's Festival

VOJTA confirmed for 2017

As those of you familiar with the Farmer Phil’s Festival experience will know, we embrace a broad spectrum of styles and musical genres here in the Shropshire Hills, with our artists typically being a balanced mix of local talent and profile acts from further afield.  We’ve had acts from all over the globe play our […]

White Men Can't Funk - Farmer Phil's Festival

WHITE MEN CAN’T FUNK sign on for Sunday

Sunday afternoons at Farmer Phil’s Festival tend to be rather special.  Who can forget The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican announcing their arrival in 2015, or the dust cloud that rose into the air within seconds of SkaBurst exploding into ‘Baggy Trousers’ last year? Well, have we got some fun in store for you!  Making […]