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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 likeminded 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 14 – 16th July 2016 the seventh edition of Farr Festival will see us venture deeper into the woods, boasting new areas, stage hosts and of course an eclectic selection of producers, selectors and performers to warm your ears.
Previous performances include DJ Koze, Mount Kimbie, Âme, Midland, Move D, Prosumer, Hunee, 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 2016 as a year to refine all the best bits of the last six years. We can’t wait to have you along for the ride.
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.
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.