Farmer Phil's Festival returns once again as a three day family friendly festival and the 19th edition takes place on Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August 2016 in Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
The festival caters for 2000 people and the organisers call it a family friendly event. There will be food and drink available on site (which caters for vegetarians too), as well as flushing toilets, licensed bars, stalls, craft and merchandise tents, woodcarving, newsagent/tobacconist on site for supplies, and quiet family area.
Friday's headliner The Selector, Dreadzone headlining Saturday and Ferocious Dog headlining Sunday.
In total over 50 bands will attend including The Hot Sprockets, Flight Brigade, The Eskies, The Leylines, The Della Grants, The Stiff Joints, The Undercover Hippy, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Gaz Brookfield, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, The Rainbreakers, Sam Green & The Midnight Heist, The Troy Redfern Band, The Endings, Emma and the Professor, Brad Dear, The Tuesday Syndicate, Two Faced Tom & the Bootleg Boys, Savannah, Headsticks, The Outlines, House of Alice, The Wayne Martin Band, Blues Deluxe, Mezzotonic, Folk The System, Miss Led, The Paprika Blues Band, Nick Parker & The False Alarms, Cooper & Davies, Five O'Clock Hero, The Star Botherers, Blind Fever, Adam Scriven, Emily Lee, Jake Martin, Black Thorn, Morris & Watson, Skeg, Stevie - One Bloke One Mandolin, Honeywitch, B-Sydes, Alexandra Jayne, Paige Seabridge, Nikki Rous, Brian Stone, Sam Jones, The Himalayas, Guitar Cubed, Rich Evans, and Scott Doonican.
Latest additions Maelor Hughes, Dan Owen, Daryl James, SkaBurst, Farmer Phil's Allstars, and Ferocious Dog opening Friday with an acoustic set.
For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available see the Farmer Phil's line-up page.
An adult ticket is priced at £75 for a weekend ticket including free camping. A child weekend ticket is priced at £55, a family weekend ticket is priced at £220. A day ticket is priced at £35, and a carer ticket is priced at £30.
As well as the main stage, expect an acoustic stage, a cinema, variety/comedy tent, a silent disco, green workshops and discussions on green issues are running through out the weekend, and there is a Sunday farmers market. There's also fancy dress, and alternative therapies to explore in the Healing area.
The camp sites open Monday 8th, there's a family day on Thursday 11th where an exotic zoo will set up in the bar marquee and they'll have games for families to join in with. There'll be a "Farmer Phil's Got Talent" session where kids are welcome to entertain on the bar stage to before the the evening is closed with a band.
The festival arena is open from 9am each day and the main stage strikes up at midday on Friday. 12:30 on Saturday (as there is a couple getting married on the main stage Saturday morning) then midday again Sunday.
There is a dedicated area for children with circus workshops, with story tellers and craft and art work shops, circus skills and puppet shows, fancy dress competition for the little ones. Zorbs and fair ground rides. All children's entertainment is free.
Farmer Phil's also promotes sustainability and tries to raise awareness of green life style choices.
There will be more information here when available.
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