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 […]

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 […]

The Quireboys - Farmer Phil's Festival

THE QUIREBOYS to headline Friday night!

The Friday night of Farmer Phil’s Festival this year is going to be THE place to be, and we’re going to be joined by one of the best bands in the business – a rock n’ roll band that has been there, seen it, done it, done it again and worn out the t-shirt! Ladies and […]

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

THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE confirmed!

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

REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND coming to Shropshire

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 […]