Lounge on the Farm
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Lounge on the Farm Festival 2011
July 8th – 10th
Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent
Echo & The Bunnymen
Hospitality presents: Netsky, Danny Byrd, London Elektricity, Nutone & Natalia Williams, Cyantific, Prototypes
Bob Log III
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Andy George and Jaymo
Fujiya and Miyagi
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Pete and the Pirates
Egyptian Hip Hop
Dry the River
Dog is Dead
Visions of Trees
Two Wounded Birds
Ellen & the Escapades
Beans on Toast
Kyla La Grange
Ladies of the Lake
Laura J. Martin
Lets Buy Happiness
Lulu & the Lampshades
Marthas & Arthurs
Melodica, Melody & Me
Roxanne de Bastion
Theo Bard Band
Tom Farrer & The Pharaohs
Tom Williams & The Boat
You Save You
Zoo For You
Fresh from the announcement that the Mancunian four piece Everything Everything have been nominated for two Ivor Novello Awards, Lounge on the Farm is delighted to confirm that they will be joining their increasingly impressive line up. Everything Everything have been going from strength to strength since their appearance on BBCs Sound of 2010 Sound Poll, and after releasing their debut album Man Alive to critical acclaim last summer, theyve been shortlisted for the NMEs Best New Band, Xfms Best New Music and Guardians First Album awards. The quartet also won the Times Breakthrough prize at the Southbank Arts Awards in January.
As previously announced – The Streets, Ellie Goulding and Echo & The Bunnymen are confirmed as main headliners for the July festival. Katy B, Graham Coxon, The Joy Formidable, Johnny Flynn and Cornershop will all be joining them.
The festival is also pouring energy into its newest stage addition the Meadows Stage. Joined by the Furthur team, whose visual stylings are notoriously unique and fresh, this collaboration sees a true union of creative forces and is bound to sum up contemporary Canterbury in a whirlwind of fun and frolics amongst the maize.
One of the most successful Canterbury bands, prog rock legends Caravan have also been confirmed for the festival, with the re-release of the seminal album In the Land of Grey and Pink due this summer, they will play the new Meadows stage.
Having carved itself out a niche as a festival known for its unique location on a real life, working farm (with real animals roaming about), plus a strong focus on delicious food, family friendly atmosphere and reputable line-up, Lounge on the Farm Festival will double its capacity in 2011 to 10,000 people and also cement itself as one of the key boutique UK festivals for the summer. At just 55 mins on a train from Kings Cross, this is an easy festival to get to for Londoners and is fast securing the hottest line up of the summer.
2011 sees Lounge on the Farm introduce its new Main Stage (capacity 4000), a move that will see the festival grow to new heights whilst preserving its core ethos – booking a line up that mixes new bands from across the board with classic heritage acts.
Meanwhile, The Cowshed formerly the main stage of the festival becomes The Hoe Down. The 2000 capacity tent, kitted out with state of the art sound systems, will turn into the most unique dance arena in the country, keeping the party going till the early hours.
The newest addition to the festival this year is The Meadows Stage, replacing The Furthur Stage; it will remain a haven for an eclectic mix of bands across the musical spectrum.
The first seeds of the festival were sown in the spring of 2004, due to chance meeting between Lounge Original Sean Baker and the son of a farmer. Together they watched a band perform aboard a lorry in Canterbury – ideas were exchanged and a telephone number was hastily jotted on a pack of Marlboros.
2006 saw the birth of Lounge on the Farm and since then it has been going from strength to strength, including winning the Best Line Up at the 2009 UK Festival Awards and the Sustainability award at the 2008 Greener Festival Awards.
Lounge on the Farm was built around the desire to do something different, to bring a unique slant to the packed and competitive UK summer festival market. Located on the gorgeous and invariably sun drenched landscape of Merton Farm, LOTF combines the very best elements for the ultimate British Summertime. With a line-up that represents a mixture of chart-topping acts, hot new bands, DJs and local talent, there will be something for everyone, plus plenty more to discover as well.
All food and drink at The Meadows is locally sourced, including the delicious ales and ciders and traders sell everything from kippers to scones. The cows are raised all year on Merton Farm to become the superb burgers and steaks served on site.
Vibrant, rustic affair with exquisite food, hay bales and a farmer who patrols with his dogs The Telegraph
Enjoy the quaint setting, laid-back beats, locally sourced food The Guardian Guide
Lounge on the Farm is an expert as showcasing superb new talent set to blow up Clash Music
With sumptuous weather every year, Lounge on the Farm has created a niche for itself as a gorgeous countryside getaway. Drowned In Sound
Top 50 Things To Do This Summer The Sunday Times Style
Top 10 Boutique Festivals The Times Travel
Top 20 Festivals Youve Never Heard Of The Observer Travel
Adult Farmer day/weekend tickets – 45/105
Family Farmers day/weekend tickets – 115/265
Youth Farmer (13-17 years) day/weekend tickets – 35/82.50
Child Farmer (6-12 years) day/weekend tickets – 22.50/50
Student Farmer weekend tickets – 95
Student group Farmers ticket (for 10) – 850
Teacher Famer weekend ticket – 95
Child Farmer (0-5 years) weekend ticket – FREE
Campervan/Mobile Car – 45
Tickets will available from www.ticketline.co.uk – they are subject to booking fee.
Luxurious Boutique camping at Lounge on the Farm will also be available in 2011, more information to follow soon.