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Farmfestival is UK's most independent festival, over 2 days in the beautiful Somerset countryside.
In 2006, a small group of friends native to Somerset made the decision to host an intimate, cost-effective festival for their friends as an alternative to the events dominating the English summer. Year after year, loyal followers and newbies alike make their way down to its countryside home at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, for the promise of wallet-friendly good times and acts on the cusp of stardom.
The festival remains adamantly sponsor-free, the lo-fi DIY aesthetic combining with the genre busting music policy to create the unique atmosphere. Previously quoted as one of the UK's best kept festival secrets (Dj Vadim / Venue Mag), the cat is slowly being let out of the bag.
With profits donated to charities Practical Action, Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance and The British Stammering Association, you can't say fairer than that. Oh, and don't forget to wear a hat, its compulsory (and the best hats gets free tickets to next year's festival!).
Farm Festival started as a festival for friends, and has stayed that way 8 years on. We’re a festival that doesn’t believe in media hype or inflated prices. We believe in a genre defying selection of alternative music, amazing charities, local produce, and good times set to the backdrop of a beautiful Somerset vista.