And this year’s theme is…

So we’ve been getting loads of people ask us what this year’s theme is at Farmer Phil’s Festival.  For the uninitiated reading this, every year a sizeable contingent of our festival goers like to dress up in fancy dress – it’s part of what makes Farmer Phil’s Festival so much fun!  Last year, we had […]

Tom Barras Farmer Phil's Festival


In the second of our themed blogs we’ll bring you over the coming months and years, Farmer Phil’s Festival veteran waxes lyrical about his first taste of the festival back in 2007 – his favourite Farmer Phil’s festival experience… We first came to Farmer Phil’s in 2007 with a young son Tom (6 at the time) and daughter […]

Alan Fisher blog, Farmer Phil's Festival


In the first of what we hope will become a series of themed blogs we’ll bring you over the coming months and years, Farmer Phil’s Festival newbie Alan Fisher recounts the highlights of 2015’s shindig – his favourite Farmer Phil’s festival experience… “Laura laid down the gauntlet of contributing a blog post of 400 words […]

Dan Owen

DAN OWEN confirmed for 2016

And the good news keeps on coming here at Near Gatten Farm – we’re super excited to announce that Shrewsbury’s blues sensation Dan Owen will be returning to perform Farmer Phil’s Festival this year!  Blues Boy Dan, as he’s known to many, is a huge favourite of ours at Farmer Phil’s – his signature guitar sound […]

Adam Scriven

Adam Scriven jets in from Australia

Have we got a treat in store for you!  We’re thrilled to announce that singer/songwriter and all-round musical genius Adam Scriven is the latest addition to the Farmer Phil’s Festival line-up for 2016.  With a style reminiscent of John Butler Trio, Adam’s genuinely infectious live show has been garnering new fans all over the world […]

FEROCIOUS DOG to close Farmer Phil’s 2016!

The eagle-eyed among you may have already spotted this on our Facebook page, but we’re nevertheless pleased to announce that Farmer Phil’s Festival favourites FEROCIOUS DOG will be closing this year’s shenanigans, headlining the main stage on Sunday 14 August. Fresh from triumphant displays both at last year’s festival and Glastonbury, the band are currently […]

Artist applications for 2016 now closed

We are no longer seeking applications from artists looking to play at Farmer Phil’s Festival 2016. Thank you to each and every artist who has applied this year – we really do listen to you all, which is no mean feat when we’re receiving several hundred each week!  Whilst we try to respond to individual […]

THE SELECTER to headline Friday night!

We told you we had a treat up our sleeves for the Friday night of this year’s event, and we weren’t telling porkies! That’s right – Pauline Black is returning to Farmer Phil’s Festival to headline the main stage on Friday 12 August, and this time she’s bringing THE SELECTER with her!  Pauline and Arthur […]

Exotic Zoo to return in 2016

We’re delighted to announce that the Exotic Zoo will return to Farmer Phil’s Festival this year, following a successful appearance in 2015. Amazing and endangered animals from around the world and some fascinating artefacts make Exotic Zoo one of the most unique and engaging animal education companies in the UK.  We know you (yes, that’s […]

DREADZONE confirmed as Saturday headliners!

We’re thrilled to announce that the mighty Dreadzone will close our main stage on Saturday 13 August. Anyone that was with us the last time these guys played Farmer Phil’s Festival will remember what an incredible performance it was – 2000 people bouncing under the stars in the Shropshire hills… just perfect! If you haven’t your […]