Lounge On The Farm

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Lounge On The Farm Loungeonthefarm.jpg
Genre Indie rock, Dance, Popular Music
Dates July
Location(s) Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent
Years active 2006-present
Website
http://www.loungeonthefarm.co.uk/

Lounge On The Farm is a music festival held annually at Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent, which attracts thousands of visitors each year. Although there has been a vast increase in the capacity of the event, as well as the amount and quality of the performing acts, organizers insist that they keep the festival ‘non-conformist’,[1] promoting bands and produce from Kent. The festival had been held six times, with a festival also planned for 2012.

2006[edit]

The first Lounge On The Farm festival, taking place on Saturday Sunday 15–16 July with three stages; the DJ tent, the acoustic tent, and the main stage, (now the Cow Shed). Around 80 acts performed.

Notable Acts

2007[edit]

Second Lounge On The Farm festival, held over three days, with almost double the amount of acts as the last. The Acoustic Tent from WSSL, the Arabesque tent, the DJ tent was renamed the Hoedown, and the main stage renamed the Arabesque stage cover. New additions included the Sheep Dip, The Further Tent and The Festival Folly stage.

Notable Acts

2008[edit]

The third Lounge On The Farm, with 7 stages over 3 days. 150 acts performed in total, attracting the biggest attendance of the festival yet, 4000.

Notable Acts

2009[edit]

The 2009 Lounge On The Farm took place on the 10–12 July. The Horrors and Edwyn Collins have been announced to headline the Cow Shed on Friday and Sunday respectively but, as of May, no Saturday headliner has been revealed. Additions this year include the Sunday night Rockaoke[2] where festival-goers will be able to grace the stage with a full backing band and The Meadow, a new area which aims to take festivals back to the era where festivals were all about being chilled out. The Meadow will include an open-air theatre and a petting zoo.

Notable acts

2010[edit]

2010 was a stellar, sun drenched three day extravaganza for LOTF. A wonderfully eclectic line-up saw the likes of Martha Reeves, Example, Hercules & Love Affair and Toots and the Maytals rocked Merton Farm to its core, with a great further array of acts such as Slow Club, Tunng, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, These New Puritans & DJ Yoda, The Glimmers, Gold Panda, James Yuill, whilst our superb green credentials saw the Sustainability Award come our way once more!

Notable acts

2011[edit]

Merton Farm saw 10,000 revellers roll through its gates for the very first time, and the festival introduced a new Main Stage, whilst the Cow Shed became the Dance Arena. Acts such as The Streets, Ellie Goulding, Example, Katy B, Everything Everything, The Vaccines & Echo and the Bunnymen all impressed, whilst The Meadows Stage held a deliciously eclectic bunch. Cast, Cornershop, La Shark, Syd Arthur, Spector and a host of other acts played amazing shows but the highlight for many was Graham Coxon ..

Notable acts

2012[edit]

The festival is yet again planned for another year, on 6th, 7 & 8 July 2012 at Merton Farm. Due to incidents that occurred during the 2011 festival (including removal of all Youth ticket holders from the Cow Shed while Netsky (musician) was playing, sparking outrage from hundreds of young people across social networking sites), the Festival organisers have restricted the sale of youth tickets, as detailed in their terms and conditions.

A Selection of the Acts Announced as of 09/05/2012

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with organizer". KM Online. Retrieved 2008-07-14. [dead link]
  2. ^ Rockaoke - LOTF, LOTF News section 2009-05-23
  3. ^ "theDISH Roots Manuva to Headline LOTF". the-dish.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 

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