A festival which gives local bands and musicians a platform upon which to perform alongside established acts from round the country.
The dates for the seventh Lounge on the Farm music festival, which takes place at Merton Farm in Canterbury, are confirmed as Friday 26th to Sunday 28th of July 2013.
Latest additions are Duke Special, Siblings, Billy Lockett, Henry Johnson, CoCo and the Butterfields, The Intermission Project, Lucy Kitt, and Gentlemen Of Few.
Seasick Steve, Jessie Ware, and Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler headline, plus Dub Pistols, Lucy Rose, Aswad, Man Like Me (live), Willy Moon, Tribes, Scratch Perverts, Broken Hands, Justin Robertson, Blanaevon, Ethan Johns, Sivu, Communion, Farewell JR, Hidden Orchestra, Simone Felice, Beans on Toast, Peggy Sue, Rae Morris, Treetop Flyers, Marika Hackman, Syd Arthur, Mary Epworth, Annie Eve, George Ezra, JP Cooper, Pale Seas, Eliza and The Bear, Sweet Baboo, and Jacco Gardner.
The DJ line-up is lead by David Rodigan, with MK, DJ Format, Alfredo, The Heatwave, Inland Knights, No Artificial Colours, Comfyporn DJs, Jesse James & Johnny Bloomfield, Get Low Cartel, Coma King, Ed Word, and D-Rail also conffimed. Plus Marshall Jefferson, Bobby Langley, and Jon Da Silva will be presenting a '25 Years Of Acid House' showcase.
Also confirmed are Kate Tempest, Stephen K Amos, Tony Law, and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEanders) does karaoke.
There are still many more names to be announced. The event is set to once again present a diverse and reputable line-up with a mixture of chart-topping acts, hot new bands, DJs and local talent across six stages.
Alongside the music there's performers, comedians, childrens clowns, circus oddballs and cookery wizards. These include Playhouse Theatre, Burlesque Cabaret, Peppa Pig and The Jungle Book for the Little Lounge, and more.
The early bird tickets have sold out. An adult weekend ticket is priced at £100, youth tickets (aged 13-17 on 05/07/2013) are priced at £82.50, children (aged under 13 on 05/07/2013) can attend free. A campervan/mobile caravan ticket is priced at £50, and a car parking ticket is £10. Disabled with carer tickets are also available for both youths and adults.
Full price tickets will go on sale at 9am tomorrow, Friday 8th March, and eFestivals will have links her to buy them then.
All food and drink on site is 100% locally sourced: the cows are raised all year on Merton Farm to become the burgers and steaks served on site and all the traditional ciders and ales served at the Meadows Bar are locally brewed. The award winning food market is set to return, plus the Farmhouse Restaurant will once again be relocating from its Canterbury HQ over to Merton Farm especially for the occasion.
The Meadows Area will once again be transformed into a wonderland of pop up stalls, pieces and features from local students and Kent creatives, and a new forest pathway between the Main Arena and The Meadows will be constructed. Exciting plans are already in place for large scale art installations - more details of which to come.
The premiere camping area is set to include more pitches for Yurts, Bell Tents and Teepee's, luxury toilets and showers, plus an appointed Boutique area manager to personally deal with all campers. Prices start at £395 for a 4 person Bell Tent.
More information will be here when available.
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