With artisanal food and drink, holistic activities; including workshops, yoga and meditation, plus hot tubs, talks and cocktail workshops, the ninth edition of Farr Festival offers a beautifully balanced weekend of music, arts and wellness, an essential destination for festival lovers which continues to flourish.
Sound-tracked by some of the most inspiring and creative artists from across the global electronic music spectrum, Farr Festival is the magical four-day weekender taking place in Bygrave Woods this July. With less than two weeks to go, we’ve selected a handful of hot acts for you to fall in love with in the woods. Take note!
Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, aka Maribou State, acknowledge feeling sentimentally attached to Hertfordshire. The duo play Farr Festival’s iconic Factory stage on the Friday night. Intrigued by the dynamics of electronic music for the dance-floor, as much as with the richness and human quality of live instrumentation and song craft, Maribou State have worked tirelessly to evolve and forge a unique, compelling and deeply soulful marriage of the organic and the synthetic.
George FitzGerald (LIVE)
Hot sunshine melodies. George FitzGerald will play a leading role on Saturday in Bygrave Woods. A live set from George Fitzgerald is not to be missed. He will arrive at Farr Festival accompanied by a live band, to bring the very best out of the human and organic warmth of his new compositions. FitzGerald has always been open minded to many musical genres in which house, bass music and garage happily sit alongside each other.
In the space of only two years, DJ Seinfeld has grown from the status of unheard talent onto that of an accomplished artist at the speed of light, passing through the initial stages of an up-and-coming producer’s career with a refreshing carefree attitude and propensity for fun. Tracks taken from latest release Time Spent Away From U are bound to go off at Farr Festival on Thursday, the perfect start to a magical weekend.
Fans might think they know his style, but Tom Misch is a restless experimentalist, keen to spend endless hours honing his craft. Misch has a soulful voice, but it’s used sparingly as he spends the majority of his time jamming on stage, a huge grin stretching across his face from ear to ear. You won’t be able to resist Tom’s sounds at Farr Festival on Friday.
From his debut album ‘Jiaolong’ in 2012 to his 2017 release of both a fabriclive mix composed entirely of his own unreleased tracks and edits and his second album ‘Joli Mai’, via various remixes and edits in between, Daphni tracks have populated the DJ sets of many of dance music’s most forward thinking DJs. Don’t miss Daphni on Farr Festival’s Factory stage on Friday 6th July.
Jacques Greene (LIVE)
In a culture of new artists competing for digital real estate Greene anchored his career in the physical: He toured. New original music, limited run white labels, a jaw-dropping analog live show, and the launch of his own imprint Vase have further established Greene’s vision. Jacques jiggles Jersey breaks and jungle in a jagged but rolling style on ‘Nordschleife’, his first outing since the Feel Infinite album in 2017.
Farr Festival 2018 day and weekend camping tickets are available here.
Words by Hayley Thompson // @hayleyyt_