About Farr Festival
Farr is a boutique festival held in a deserted forest just outside London. Now in its sixth year, it has grown from a small gathering for friends into one of the leading boutique festivals in the country.
Despite what you might’ve heard elsewhere, size isn’t everything. Now under new management, we return better (but not bigger), still retaining all the charm, magic and intimacy we started out with.
Oscar has been involved with Farr since day one, working with Farr’s amazing stage partners, programming the music and assisting in the festival logistics. Now taking full control of Farr with the Front To Back team, there is just one mission: to be THE festival for cutting edge electronic music in the UK.
The Farr forest was planted in 1980 as a 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 among you 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. The Shack was banging, so banging in fact 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! 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 - and of course - RIP The Shack.
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 contractor 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.