Farr Festival is an electronic music festival held within an uninhabited forest in Hertfordshire, England.
From humble beginnings in 2009 Farr Festival has evolved from a small gathering of like-minded friends into one of UK’s leading electronic music festivals. Bringing an array of international musical talent to the tranquil environment surrounding Farr Festival.
Taking place between Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th July 2017 the eight edition of Farr Festival will see us venture deeper into the woods, boasting new stages, daytime experiences and of an eclectic medley of producers, selectors and performers to warm your ears.
Previous performances include John Talabot, Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO, Midland, Joy Orbison, Helena Hauff, DJ Koze, Mount Kimbie, Move D, Prosumer, Tama Sumo, Bicep, Andrew Weatherall, George Fitzgerald, Daniel Avery, Jackmaster, Sophie, Heidi and a whole lot more.
Key to the success of Farr Festival is its size. Whilst we’ve slowly increased this to accommodate the growing demand for a piece of the magic, we look to 2017 as a year to refine all the best bits of the last seven years. We can’t wait to have you along for the ride.
The Farr Forest
The Farr forest was planted in 1980 as an orchard for wild animals and game cover for the winter months. When we discovered The Shack in our woodland, we knew that this would be the heart of Farr Festival. For the original Woodland Warriors who have been with us since the start, you will (just about) remember it. In case your memory needs shaking, it was a broken down caravan that we converted into a stage. We got such good use out of The Shack that it died a sad death when the floor fell in.
Our converted caravan may be gone forever, but the Farr forest remains stronger than ever and expanded for 2016 to its biggest size yet! For just one week a year, Bygrave Woods comes to life and is adorned by twinkly lights, colourful bunting and of course YOU – the Woodland Warriors. Without it, Farr would not be what it is today. Long live cinder trees.
Newnham Village & The Local Community
Here at Farr we work hard to work alongside the local community of Newnham Village and the surrounding areas. We use local contractors for recycling and stewarding as well as inviting the locals to get involved with the festival. 95% of our waste is recycled through a local company. Having the local community behind us means everything and we will endeavour to keep it that way.
CAMPING + ACCOMMODATION
Farr Festival is located in the heart of rural countryside, surrounded by cornfields, wild grass and woodlands. Our campsite is a 5-minute walk from the festival, so you can get away from the music and get some sleep. The campsite is situated on a grassy field, with great drainage if the rain starts to pour.
What type of tent should I bring?
We suggest that you bring a suitable sized tent, which is waterproof and robust enough to accommodate both yourself and your friends. Make sure you tie it securely down!
For those of you looking for the crème de la crème of camping, head over to the accommodation page and see what we have on offer.
Can I light a fire?
Fancy a home brew or griddling your own steak…? Sorry but no naked flames, fires or BBQ’s are allowed on site. We’ve got loads of food stalls for you to devour instead.
Showers & Toilets
Luxury shower passes are available to buy via our ticket store, this will give you access to a changing area, hot showers, flushing toilets and a hair and makeup area. Please remember to bring a towel and your preferred shampoo, shower gel and whatever else you need use to scrub up. Portaloo style toilets are located throughout the festival main arena and campsite.
Can I bring my pet?
Sorry NO pets are allowed on site.
FOOD + DRINK
What type of food is available at the festival?
Vegetarian, meat, fish, smoothies, shakes, wraps, we’ve got you covered. Check out our ‘Food’ section to see what our food vendors have in stock to tempt and tantalise your taste buds.
Can I bring my own food and alcohol into the festival?
Only in the campsite – We allow 12 cans beer / lager / cider per person OR 6 cans of beer / lager / cider and 1 bottle of wine (decanted into plastic bottle) per person. Spirits are strictly prohibited.
You are not allowed to bring any alcohol into the main festival site. Bins are provided at the gates to dispose of any items. Also, no glass. Please decant drinks into a plastic bottle before arriving at the festival.
Will the food and drink be reasonably priced?
Yes. We make a special effort to keep our prices competitive with what you’d expect in London.
What time does the bar open?
All bars accept card payments and offer cash back.
Thursday: 14:00 – 24:00
Friday 10:00 – 04:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 04:00