Lounge on the Farm Festival Line-up
Lounge on the Farm has launched and its set to be a corker! Taking place on the weekend of 11 Ė 13 July we are pleased to confirm are Black Kids, Art Brut, Billy Childish, Kitty...Date published: 26th Mar 2008
Kentís coolest festival, ĎLounge On The Farmí returns for its third outing on the weekend of 11-13th July 2008 and itís even bigger and bolder than before with increased capacity and new stages! 2007ís event established ĎLounge On The Farmí as a heavyweight festival with a uniquely local twist and 2008 is set to take the extravaganza to the next level.
Set in the idyllic surrounds of Merton Farm in Canterbury, ĎLounge On The Farmís rustic charms will play host to 160 bands spread across 6 stages, from local heroes and cutting edge acts to renowned heavy hitters.
Lounge On The farmís line up is an eclectic snapshot of a vibrant music scene having established itself as an event that supports local break-through talent and brings the big boys to the garden of England. Boy-girl frat party rockers Black Kids and bang bang rock n rollers Art Brut are amongst the first acts to be announced this year in a line up that also features Jon Carter, Dub Pistols Sound System, Sargasso Trio, Pete Molinari, erstwhile Dexy's frontman Kevin Rowland and Aba Shanti Sound System. Plus there will be bands from lauded indie stable 1965 Records, Sonny J, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Holly Golightly & The Broke Offs, Underground Heroes, Guy Williams, Bones and local legend Billy Childish and thatís just for starters.
With an ethos firmly rooted in the local community the heartbeat of Lounge On The Farm is ĎThe Village Greení where people come to meet, eat, drink and be merry enjoying the hospitality provided by an array of concessions from the surrounding community. From the hand reared pigs on the Hog Roast and the fine 3 course dining experience of The Goods Shed gypsy caravan restaurant, to all of the fruit and veg that is grown within a 20 mile radius of the festival site, Lounge On The Farmís buy local, eat seasonal policy means that the food on offer will outshine every other festival around and we havenít even mentioned the drink yet.
Lounge On The Farm is proud to announce the arrival of a very special cider for 2008! Brewed locally by Rick Stein Food Heroes Pawley Farm using a traditional Kentish recipe of course, the specially blended cider has been fermented in aged oak barrels since the festival's inaugural outing in 2006, making for an exclusive mouth-watering tonic! Hopdaemon Beers will also be running their own micro bar, using Kent's famous hops and age-old brewing methods showcasing Golden Braid, a fine summer ale, Green Daemon, a natural pilsner and Skrimshander for something a touch darker.
As a festival geared to all ages, this year sees The Little Lounge expanding to cater for even more new-borns and up, from toddlers to teenagers.
There will be plenty of workshops to keep the kids interested with the local circus school adding to the last year's repertoire that includes beatboxing, kite making and DJing. Thereís also the Red Tent for tots that will be providing baby yoga, reiki for new parents and mothers meeting! This year will also see the School of Rock, a countywide battle of the bands from local schools that is sure to unearth Kentís next superstars. Music for Change will also bring drumming and story telling from all corners of the world.
With their non-corporate stance and a commitment to supporting local business and bands, Lounge On The Farm is the cream of the Kentish crop and a world apart from all the identikit festivals on the calendar.
More acts to be announced!
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