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 […]

On this day in 2013

On this day in 2013

We took a break from preparations for this year’s Farmer Phil’s Festival by looking back through our old photo albums yesterday.  Here’s how the main stage looked five years ago today!    

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 […]