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 […]

Clive Jackson of Dr & The Medics

INTERVIEW: Dr & The Medics

The reaction on social media when we announced Dr & The Medics would be joining us at this year’s Farmer Phil’s Festival was overwhelming.  I mean, who doesn’t love their classic number one hit ‘Spirit in the Sky’? We caught up with chief surgeon, The Rev Dr Clive Thomas Jackson, over e-mail ahead of next […]

Wille and the Bandits

INTERVIEW: Wille and the Bandits

Some of the veteran Farmer Phil’s Festival-goers will remember the show-stopping performance given by this raucous trio the last time they were with us at Near Gatten Farm.  Their infectious, groove-led blend of powerful roots rock really made an impression, with half the field getting totally lost in the music while the other half went […]

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 […]

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 […]