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More additions to the Lounge on the Farm line-up

| On 08, May 2011

Lounge on the Farm Festival 2011

July 8th – 10th

Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent

Latest announcements:

Sean Hughes – Comedy Tent

DJ Format

Justin Robertson

Barry Ashworth

Adrian Sherwood & Congo Natty (Rebel MC)

Fools Gold

Phil Kay – Comedy Tent

Gwilym Gold

Urban Nerds

Smoke Fairies


Big Hair



Takin Off

[re: Fried]


Story Brooks

Already announced:

The Streets

Ellie Goulding

Echo & The Bunnymen


Katy B

Annie Mac

Hospitality presents: Netsky, Danny Byrd, London Elektricity, Nutone & Natalia Williams, Cyantific, Prototypes

Graham Coxon

Everything Everything

The Vaccines


Jamie Woon



Johnny Flynn

Slow Club

The Joy Formidable


Bob Log III

Scratch Perverts

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Andy George and Jaymo

C.W. Stoneking

Jess Mills

Liam Bailey


Summer Camp

Fujiya and Miyagi

Syd Arthur

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Pete and the Pirates

Egyptian Hip Hop

Dry the River


The Milk

Little Comets


Kid Adrift

Trophy Wife


Chad Valley

Marcus Foster

Plump DJs


Dog is Dead


Feed Me

Pete Roe

Big Deal

Visions of Trees

Two Wounded Birds


Goodnight Lenin




Ellen & the Escapades

Paper Crows



Barker Band

Beans on Toast

Boot Lagoon

Bucket Boyz

Cocos Lovers



Eliza Newman


Haight Ashbury


Hannah Peel

Joshua Caole

Kyla La Grange


La Shark

Ladies of the Lake

Laura J. Martin

Leah Mason

Let’s Buy Happiness

Liam Magill

Lulu & the Lampshades

Marques Toliver

Marthas & Arthurs

Melodica, Melody & Me

Philip Roebuck


Roxanne de Bastion

Slap Alice

Still Corners

The Turncoat

Theo Bard Band

Tom Farrer & The Pharaohs

Tom Williams & The Boat

Will Varley

You Save You

Zoo For You

Lounge on the Farm is pleased to confirm Sean Hughes and Phil Kay for their 2011 Comedy Tent. Irish born Hughes, a veteran on the stand up circuit and known for his appearances on panel shows (Never Mind The Buzzcocks) will bring his dark humour down to Canterbury in July.  Phil Kay, a TV writer for the likes of Reeves & Mortimer, Harry Hill and Jonathan Ross will also be performing stand up at the festival.

Alongside these exciting new additions, Lounge on the Farm have confirmed a wealth of new acts to the Meadows Stage including DJ Format, British producer Justin Robertson, the founder of Dub Pistols Barry Ashworth and Adrian Sherwood & Congo Natty aka Rebel MC. LA afropop collective Fools Gold have also been announced for the line up alongside the up and coming artist Gwilym Gold. British duo Smoke Fairies, with their blend of dark blues-folk will be headlining the Folk Stage on Friday evening.

Forward thinking London promoters Urban Nerds have also been recruited as an official partner for The Cow Shed, they will bring their bass heavy atmospherics on the Saturday night.

As previously announced – The Streets, Ellie Goulding and Echo & The Bunnymen are confirmed as main headliners for the July festival. Example, Katy B, Graham Coxon, Annie Mac, Everything Everything, Jamie Woon, The Joy Formidable, The Vaccines, Johnny Flynn and Cornershop will all be joining them.

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.

What’s New?

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

Ticket prices:

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’ (6-12 years) day/weekend tickets – £22.50/50

Student ‘Farmer’ weekend tickets – £95

Student group ‘Farmers’ ticket (for 10) – £850

Teacher ‘Famer’ weekend ticket – £95

Child ‘Farmer’ (0-5 years) weekend ticket – FREE

Campervan/Mobile Car – £45

Tickets will available from – 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.