Farmfestival 2013

Friday 26th to Saturday 27th July 2013
Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0QE, England MAP
£50 for adult weekend
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Wed 3rd Jul 2013

Located in the Somerset countryside Farmfestival started in 2006, it has quickly expanded to become an important venue for bands, artists and festival goers and takes place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July 2013.


Latest additions are Louis La Roche, Dom Duhig, All Us Authors, Don’t Do Tuesdays, Gouranga, The Hartletts, Awaken The Silence, Finches Fly, Palmer Fox Eldrich, Chris Millington, Jesus Kenevil, Lazibyrd, Foreign Affairs, The Talk Show Hosts, The Red Hot Knives, Inbredz, Vermin, Minor Works Unit, SMJ, and The Quintessential Soundsystem.

Black Strobe (UK exclusive), Crazy P, Ghostpoet, Art Brut, The Skimmity Hitchers, The Skints, The Lovely Eggs, Gramme, Thumpers, Chicken Lips, Luke Unabomber, DJ Die, Reeps1, Son Of Dave, Typesun, Mt Wolf, Nimmo and the Gauntletts, DJ Woody, Leftside Wobble, Laid Blak, Oh! Gunquit, Ivan Campo, The Idol Rich, Moscow Youth Cult, Africa Entsha, I.This.Yes., Go Go Cult, Moriaty, The Ukes Of Hazzard, Tula & The Blackgang,Babeshadow, One Shot, Mr Woodnote, Lil Rys, & Eva Lazarus,  The Standards, Three Kings High, Harting, The Flamenco Thief, Dropbear, Francis & Boyd, The Drystones, Ick Bin Finn, Thyla, Ay Ducane, Blue Skin Fever, Louie Louie, Slatternly, Mishima, Dr Fish, COR DJs, Farmfestival Djs, James Bell, and The Fire Beneath the Sea.

For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here


An adult weekend ticket is priced at £50, a child (aged 12 to 16 years) weekend ticket is priced at £35, under 12 can attend for free, and a campervan pass is priced at £25. Under 17s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of 18 years and over. To buy tickets, click here.

DJ competition

Farmfestival are looking for some fresh talent and offering new DJs a chance to win a set in the main dance tent, plus T-shirts and weekend tickets. There's no restrictions on style or genre and certainly no restrictions on fun. Mixes will be judged on tracks, technique, and suitability for an early evening set at the festival. All details for entry can be found at - deadline for entry is Midnight Sunday 16th June.

Songwriting competition

Farmfestival are are offering the prize of a slot at the festival to anyone who can write and film a song which includes farm/farmfest/farmfestival in its title or lyrics. This can take the form of a cover, twisted to fit the brief or a totally original piece – the more inventive and relevant to the festival, the better! Entries need to be filmed and uploaded to youtube/vimeo and posted to Farmfestival Somerset on their Facebook page by Monday 24th June.

Practical Action

Farmfestival is held on an Organic farm near Bruton, Somerset. The event is a non profit making festival that raises money for 'Practical Action' whilst having a good party. 'Practical Action' is a charity that works with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives.


Farmfestival is not corporate in any way, and promotes and showcases local, regional and national bands on two stages, the main stage and the tent stage. Music includes, rock, pop, indie, ska, reggae, dub, blues and folk.


The event is at a family venue, many families have said how much they have enjoyed it. There is a family campsite for families and their children only separated from the general campsite with its own toilet and washing facilities. Secured parking and camping are included in the ticket price. The food is provided by the farm crew and is only organic, with a good choice of vegetarian and vegan menus.

It's not all about the music at FarmFestival though; held on an organic farm the festival offers an intimate, laid-back alternative to large commercial festivals. Featuring clothing and jewellery stalls, delicious hog roast, cider from a local orchard, crazy golf and a mad hatter's tea party, the weekend is as relaxing as it is fun. The event also has a bar, food stalls, art installations, and lots of randomness.

This year also sees a new main stage, named after the festival's friend, musical director and eternal Farmfest legend, Gavin Harry (1983-2011).

Oh, and don't forget to wear a hat, it's compulsory (and the best hats gets free tickets to next year's festival!).

More information will be here when available.

Friday 26th to Saturday 27th July 2013
Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0QE, England MAP
£50 for adult weekend
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Wed 3rd Jul 2013

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