The Vaccines added to Lounge on the Farm Festival line-up
aaamusic | On 11, Apr 2011
July 8th – 10th
Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent
New additions to the line up:
Dry The River
Visions of Trees
Two Wounded Birds
Echo & The Bunnymen
Hospitality presents: Netsky, Danny Byrd, London Elektricity, Nutone & Natalia Williams, Cyantific, Prototypes
The Joy Formidable
Bob Log III
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Andy George and Jaymo
Fujiya and Miyagi
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Pete and the Pirates
Egyptian Hip Hop
Dog is Dead
Ellen & the Escapades
Beans on Toast
Kyla La Grange
Ladies of the Lake
Laura J. Martin
Let’s Buy Happiness
Lulu & the Lampshades
Marthas & Arthurs
Melodica, Melody & Me
Roxanne de Bastion
Theo Bard Band
Tom Farrer & The Pharaohs
Tom Williams & The Boat
You Save You
Zoo For You
Today Lounge on the Farm is exceptionally pleased to announce The Vaccines to their ever expanding, quality line up. London-based Vaccines are an indie rock four piece that formed in 2010 and have been met with a swell of hype and excitement since they were placed third in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll in January this year. Their debut album, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? was released through Columbia Records on 14 March 2011. The band will appear on the main stage before Katy B.
Elsewhere Liverpudlian Britpop four piece Cast will headline The Meadows stage on Friday night, and new act Goodnight Lenin will play the folk stage on Sunday.
Cast’s debut album All Change was released in October 1995, produced by John Leckie who had previously worked with The Stone Roses and The Verve. Leckie had previously worked with singer John Power in The La’s. The album shot to number 7 in the UK charts, reaching double platinumand went on to become the fastest selling debut album in the history of the Polydor label, outselling the likes of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and The Jam. Cast are releasing a brand new album this year and will be doing a handful of festivals to celebrate.
Goodnight Lenin are inspired by Dylan, Young and Simon & Garfunkel – they constantly strive to deliver honest, experience based lyrics that flow along into their carefully crafted sound that seamlessly crosses genres.
Braids, Dry the River, Vision of Trees, Two Wounded Birds, Eaguls, and Big Deal are all excellent new additions to the Sheep Dip stage which is primarily focusing on hot new acts and will be hosted by Moshi Moshi, Rockfeedback and Chess Club
As previously announced – The Streets, Ellie Goulding and Echo & The Bunnymen are confirmed as main headliners for the July festival. Katy B, Graham Coxon, The Joy Formidable, Johnny Flynn and Cornershop have all been recently announced.
The Sheep Dip Stage which will be hosted by Moshi Moshi, Rockfeedback and Chess Club on subsequent nights, has announced a slew of new talent for the festival. Providing punters with the best in cutting-edge music, Slow Club, Egyptian Hip Hop, Pete and the Pirates and Benjamin Francis Leftwich will join Trophy Wife, Fixers, Leah Mason, Still Corners alongside many more.
The festival is also pouring energy into its newest stage addition the Meadows Stage. Joined by the Furthur team, whose visual stylings are notoriously unique and fresh, this collaboration sees a true union of creative forces and is bound to sum up contemporary Canterbury in a whirlwind of fun and frolics amongst the maize.
One of the most successful Canterbury bands, prog rock legends Caravan have also been confirmed for the festival, with the re-release of the seminal album In the Land of Grey and Pink due this summer, they will play the new Meadows stage.
Having carved itself out a niche as a festival known for its unique location on a real life, working farm (with real animals roaming about), plus a strong focus on delicious food, family friendly atmosphere and reputable line-up, Lounge on the Farm Festival will double its capacity in 2011 to 10,000 people and also cement itself as one of the key boutique UK festivals for the summer. At just 55 mins on a train from Kings Cross, this is an easy festival to get to for Londoners and is fast securing the hottest line up of the summer.
2011 sees Lounge on the Farm introduce its new Main Stage (capacity 4000), a move that will see the festival grow to new heights whilst preserving its core ethos – booking a line up that mixes new bands from across the board with classic heritage acts.
Meanwhile, The Cowshed – formerly the main stage of the festival – becomes The Hoe Down. The 2000 capacity tent, kitted out with state of the art sound systems, will turn into the most unique dance arena in the country, keeping the party going till the early hours.
The newest addition to the festival this year is The Meadows Stage, replacing The Furthur Stage; it will remain a haven for an eclectic mix of bands across the musical spectrum.
The first seeds of the festival were sown in the spring of 2004, due to chance meeting between ‘Lounge Original’ Sean Baker and the son of a farmer. Together they watched a band perform aboard a lorry in Canterbury – ideas were exchanged and a telephone number was hastily jotted on a pack of Marlboros.
2006 saw the birth of Lounge on the Farm and since then it has been going from strength to strength, including winning the “Best Line Up” at the 2009 UK Festival Awards and the “Sustainability” award at the 2008 Greener Festival Awards.
Lounge on the Farm was built around the desire to do something different, to bring a unique slant to the packed and competitive UK summer festival market. Located on the gorgeous and invariably sun drenched landscape of Merton Farm, LOTF combines the very best elements for the ultimate British Summertime. With a line-up that represents a mixture of chart-topping acts, hot new bands, DJs and local talent, there will be something for everyone, plus plenty more to discover as well.
All food and drink at The Meadows is locally sourced, including the delicious ales and ciders and traders sell everything from kippers to scones. The cows are raised all year on Merton Farm to become the superb burgers and steaks served on site.
“Vibrant, rustic affair with exquisite food, hay bales and a farmer who patrols with his dogs” The Telegraph
“Enjoy the quaint setting, laid-back beats, locally sourced food” The Guardian Guide
“Lounge on the Farm is an expert as showcasing superb new talent set to blow up” Clash Music
“With sumptuous weather every year, Lounge on the Farm has created a niche for itself as a gorgeous countryside getaway.” Drowned In Sound
“Top 50 Things To Do This Summer” The Sunday Times Style
“Top 10 Boutique Festivals” The Times Travel
“Top 20 Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of” The Observer Travel
Adult ‘Farmer’ day/weekend tickets – £45/£105
Family ‘Farmers’ day/weekend tickets – £115/£265
Youth ‘Farmer’ (13-17 years) day/weekend tickets – £35/£82.50
Child ‘Farmer’ (6-13 years) day/weekend tickets – £22.50/£50
Student ‘Farmer’ weekend tickets – £95
Student group ‘Farmers’ ticket (for 10) – £850
Teacher ‘Famer’ weekend ticket – £95
Tot ‘Farmer’ (0-5 years) weekend ticket – FREE
Campervan/Mobile Car – £45
Tickets will available from www.ticketline.co.uk – they are subject to booking fee.
Luxurious Boutique camping at Lounge on the Farm will also be available in 2011, more information to follow soon.