Lounge on the Farm, invented at a meeting between a farmer, a DJ and a foodie is now an awarding winning festival in the rolling Kent countryside, this year It’s Rude To Stare took a green journey to celebrate their 8th year of running in Canterbury.
This is a festival we will definitely go to again. It was not overcrowded and had a friendly, down to earth eclectic mix of things to do and see. It had a unique, diverse line up of music, dance, edgy new acts, folk, cabaret, comedy and fridge entertainment!
Starting at 10.00am on Friday and finishing at 3am on Monday morning, for adults there was never a boring moment. With 6 stages and wandering minstrels to entertain. Plenty of sunshine and dry places to lounge around in awe of the multiple sensory surroundings. We loved the sofa’s, popping up wherever I craved them, around and in the playhouse with the secret cocktail bar!
The festival had a diverse and delicious foodie zone, supporting local produce, this was food made with love and soul, a small taster of a local farmers produce or a handmade family specialty. Thirsty? Enjoy the numerous watering holes including the vintage Rum Bus with Applegate rum the main ingredient for amazing cocktails.
There was a lovely energy from the staff and festival peeps, we followed the vibes of the dance music mixed live by an eclectic mix of DJ’s such as MK at the Hoe Down. The main stage hosted new underground performers every hour including Seasick Steve, Coco & the Butterflies, YSTP, Jessie Ware, Mic Righteous, Aswad, & Soul to Soul. Each stage had a full schedule, finding myself spoiled for choice and making strolling around on a hot sunny day a wonderful experience. I loved the mix of known artists mixed with the opportunity to discover new talent.
We lapped up a mellow mix of poetry, comedy, burlesque and a tantalizing cabaret performance. We saluted the sun and join the yoga sessions. Exhausted with happiness, our highlights have to be the English Breakfast dosa’s, a modern twist on the Indian breakfast, Burritos, Italian pastries, local Beer, rum cocktails, organic smoothies, sewing, cooking, science, blacksmith, face painting, massage, dancing, shopping, and lying around listening to music. Happy? What more could you ask for on a perfect English summer weekend!
If I had Kids I would definitely take them here for hours of entertainment. They had science games, making jewelry, bush craft, scarecrows, drumming and
Lots and lots of fun things for kids (and adults too).
Lounge on Farm “We’ve been playing host to families of all ages for 8 years now – some of the little loungers have been coming since they were babies and the teenagers, well they have grown up on lounge. Parents come because the site is safe, the staff are always on the lookout and although Mr Tumbles has to be left at home there is so much to do for the kids that they never get bored whilst mums and dads can relax with a cup of the tea in the NCT area.”
Looking for a non-pretentious festival full of soul, local love and lounge vibes? Follow Lounge on The Farm Music Festival and gear up for their 9th year in 2014!!!