Farr Festival adds extra day with ace lineup

Published on 27th February 2018

Farr Festival has added an extra day with incredible programming from dub, reggae, minimal to disco. The festival extends to Sunday for the first time ever. New acts include Hunne, Antal, Zip (4-hour set), Dan Shake, Interstellar Funk, Digby, Jay Glass Dubs (live) and more. Tier 1 tickets have sold out due to huge demand, Tier 2 Tickets are available now.

The festival takes place at Bygrave Woods, Hertfordshire from 5 to 8 July. 

Sound-tracked by some of the most inspiring and creative artists from across the global electronic music spectrum, Sunday’s programming will conclude the magical four day weekender and will mark an exciting new development for Farr Festival.

Hunee is without doubt one of the most in-demand selectors in the world, weaving together everything from house and disco via soul, funk and further exotic escapades. He’ll be joined by Rush Hour head honcho Antal, who will be serving up a lifetime masterclass of house, techno, rare Afro funk, forgotten disco and everything in between.

Dan Shake is well known as the first non-Detroiter to ever see release on Moodymann’s Mahogani Music imprint, and with a debut at that. Whether it’s through his expertise behind the decks or his mood lifting, hard pounding productions, energy is certain in his presence. Next up is Amsterdam-based regular Interstellar Funk. Having recently launched his own imprint, he continuously deploys his unique digging-and-assembling savoir faire via the most demanding of dance floors.

Over in the woods Perlon co-founder Zip aka Thomas Franzmann plays an extended 4-hour set, offering minimal shifts within the 4/4 sphere. Revered analogue producer Digby drops in with a rare appearance and rising star Laylla Dane joins in on the fun serving up an eclectic and groove-ridden sound.

Debuting at Farr Festival for the first time, Bristol-based imprint Bokeh Versions are poised to explore the outer fringes of dub with a hypnotic live set from Athens native Jay Glass Dubs and DJ set from label boss Bokeh Edwards. Bristol staple and Bokeh newcomer Sunun will play live incorporating a hand harp, drums and ancient rhythms all fed through her mixing desk to achieve a ghostly and ethereal dubplate sound. Peng Sound affiliates Wilfy Rootikal and MC Rankin Snoopy promise to inject carnival vibes throughout.

Flux resident Archie takes things deeper, whilst Wallauer aims to weave together Afro, disco and techno. Pool Tax will explore everything from slow psychedelic disco to gnarled electro. Finally Balamii residents Puma Blue, Sean OD and Will Lister complete Sunday’s programming.

Further to Sunday’s announcement, we also welcome long-time Phonica Records stalwart and Meda Fury label boss Nick Williams to the Campfire Headphase stage. Whities affiliate Martin Josef joins the stage for some oddball electronics, whilst prolific Emotional Response kingpin Chuggy steps up for a three hour DJ set divulging his 15,000 strong record collection spanning ambient, new wave, post-punk, disco and house.

Finally we are beyond excited to present a Farr Festival debut in the form of a live reel-to-reel tape set from Ramjac Corporation. One of the UK's unsung electronic pioneers, known for his voltaic live shows during the heady days of the Summer of Love in 1988. Having performed on tour with Orbital, expect to be cast back to the halcyon sounds of acid house, breakbeat, jungle and dub all sountracked through Ramjac’s own flavour of sampled beats from his Atari, Emulator and dual reel-to-reel tape recorders.

Adding 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 extended weekend of music, arts, wellness and lots of fun in summer 2018, an essential destination for festival lovers which continues to flourish.