It is our distinct pleasure to announce that 3 DAFT MONKEYS will be playing Farmer Phil’s Festival 2019. With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses […]
Confirmed: GEORGIA & THE VINTAGE YOUTH
The excitement keeps on building here at Near Gatten Farm, where we’re delighted to announce that GEORGIA & THE VINTAGE YOUTH will be joining us for Farmer Phil’s Festival 2019! In her own words: I’m Georgia Crandon, 22, singer/songwriter from Essex and I gig with my band The Vintage Youth. I grew up listening to soul, […]
WORRY DOLLS winging their way to Shropshire
Farmer Phil’s Festival is delighted to confirm that WORRY DOLLS will be joining us for our 21st birthday celebrations in Ratlinghope this summer! Worry Dolls are a compelling duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones. Serendipity brought them together at an open mic night when they were 18, […]
COLUMBIA return to Ratlinghope in 2019
Following their rousing performance on our second stage last year, we are pleased to announce the return of COLUMBIA for Farmer Phil’s Festival 2019. Columbia is a rock n’ roll, guts n’ glory powerhouse quintet from Liverpool, hailed by some as The Best New Band in The North™. Word is spreading and shows are selling […]
HANG11 to bring the funk!
Farmer Phil’s Festival is pleased to announce the addition of HANG11 to the line-up for 2019. Hailing from South Wales, Hang11 is a young funk/blues rock band that takes a big old bite out of classic rock and blues, adds their own secret blend of herbs and spices before then serving it up as their […]
SKABURST returning in 2019!
We are thrilled to announce that SKABURST are returning to Farmer Phil’s Festival in 2019. The party rocking sextet burst (see what we did there?) onto the Farmer Phil’s scene in 2016 with a rousing performance that got the entire field up and dancing as they rattled through hit after hit, all given the ska’d […]
Finalist in What’s On Readers Awards!
We were excited to discover this week that Farmer Phil’s Festival has been named one of the finalists for the What’s On Readers Awards 2019. The What’s On Magazine Group produces an excellent arts & entertainment guide, providing up-to-the-minute information about theatre, music, film, visual arts and events across the Midlands. Over 15,000 votes were […]
MICHAEL MESSER’S MITRA all set for 2019
We are delighted to confirm the addition of MICHAEL MESSER’S MITRA to the bill of Farmer Phil’s Festival 2019. Michael Messer’s Mitra is a unique musical trio of blues slide guitar, Hindustani slide guitar, vocals and tabla rhythms. Mitra (pronounced ‘meetra’) is a trio comprising British blues innovator and slide guitarist, Michael Messer, Hindustani slide […]
THE TRIALS OF CATO announced for 2019
Farmer Phil’s Festival is delighted to announce that THE TRIALS OF CATO are confirmed to play the festival in 2019. A band that arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016, The Trials of Cato have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. […]
NEVILLE STAPLE to headline in 2019!
Yes, you read it right – NEVILLE STAPLE, legendary frontman of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, is coming to Ratlinghope to headline Farmer Phil’s Festival in 2019. Known to many as The Original Rude Boy, Neville is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. He celebrates […]