With new festivals cropping up left, right and centre, it’s often tricky to know which one to go for. We are always interested in hearing about the newest festivals on the block, and our ears pricked up when we heard about Farr Festival, an electronic music festival located in the Hertfordshire countryside, hidden deep in uninhabited woodland.
Whilst it still may not be completely *brand* new, since it first started as a gathering in 2009, Farr has since drawn larger crowds of like-minded music lovers, as well as some of the most interesting talent in the electronic music world. Previous years have seen the likes of Joy Orbison, Gilles Peterson and Mount Kimbie, and 2017 looks set to be bigger & better than ever.
Taking place in the beautiful Bygrave Woods on 13th-15th July, this year the team have announced new stages, daytime experiences and a medley of producers, selectors and performers – whilst still keeping the community feel; creating one very magical weekend.
Hard to believe it now, but the now 5000-strong festival began life in the Farr’s fields, when they stumbled across the ‘shack’, a dilapidated old caravan in the woodland. The shack became the first of their stages , and even though the caravan may be no more (excessive dancing caused the floor to fall in) it was the start of the festival as we know it today.
One of the things we are most excited about is the new range of daytime activities which will be joining the impressive musical line up (with the likes of Submotion Orchestra, Bookashade and NAO). Battle that hangover in the al fresco hot tubs or stretch out those limbs with acro yoga or disco dodgeball (yes, we hadn’t heard of it either…) and prepare yourself for a weekend of serious dancing.
Located just 30 mins away from London, this is the perfect weekender for those hunting out a new festival experience – grab the LAST few remaining tickets here – thank us later.