On the 27th and 28th of July, an empty wood outside of London will be transformed into a boutique musical experience; aptly named FARR Festival. Farr is entering its second year of existence, and it’s already getting its name on the map for electronic music, fans and artists alike. After the outstanding success of 2011, with names bigger than you would expect from a start-up event, this year is shaping up to be another exceptional weekend.
The lineup lists a satisfying focus of electronic music, whilst maintaining a wide enough variety of artists to sustain your interest for the weekend. Once again, FARR have pulled an impressive and diverse roster of names out of the bag; Miguel Campbell, Jozif, Alix Perez, Waifs & Strays, George Fitzgerald and Huxley to name just the smallest few of an extensive list. There’s no doubt something for everyone, with a flavourful journey of musical delights from drum n bass to disco, stopping at house, techno and much more along the way.
Part of the attraction of FARR 2012, seems to be its element of mystery and intimacy. It’s small, and it’s, as yet, widely undiscovered. The website doesn’t boast about all the extra attractions and entertainment that so many festivals do. It gives you the music, pure and simple, and with a lineup like this, it should be more than enough to tempt you into the woods. And the extras it seems… well we’ll just have to wait and see.
FARR 2012 still has weekend and Saturday tickets available, at the obscenely reasonable price of £55 and well worth opening your wallets for. So, book in one more festival for the summer, and make your way to Bygrave Wood, Hertfordshire on 27th – 28th July, for a mysteriously musical woodland boutique party, sure to keep you dancing until the sunrise and beyond!