I love farms. I love festivals. Throw them together in a luscious, not-so-far-away Somerset field and what do you get? The bubbling gathering that is Farmfest – back after a year off for its 12th instalment.

This playful, small-scale gathering snuggly fits seven stages, showcasing established and emerging left-of-mainstreams acts to the capped cosy capacity of 5000. This is a festival whose ethos lies in the spirit of community partying and festival freedom.

I know you’re super eager to hear about the line-up, but I’m extending the suspense a little longer to assert that kids like to play in fields with glitter just as much as us adults do, and Farmfest’s chilled-out day vibe makes for a great playground for all ages. Family camping is situated not far from the family entertainment where an abundance arts, crafts and music can be discovered. But don’t let this deter you from taking your little ones to the main site where the one-field arena creates an inclusive, stress-free environment.

And at last, the wonderfully eclectic line up; encompassing electronic, indie, folk, world and more. No genre-expanding band is too experimental for the adventurous ears of Farmfest folk. Bristol’s very own Snazzback and Waldo’s Gift will be dishing out their ever-wild jazz flows, as well as the Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet.

If that wasn’t exciting enough already the weekend’s headline act is none other than British trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba, who have been blessing our eardrums since 1995 and released their latest album, ‘Blaze’, just last year. Also booked, in a similar sonic realm, is the much newer act of Skinny Pelembe, who’s been backed by the wise minds of Giles Peterson, Ghost Poet and more. Other exciting acts include Mim Suleiman, James Holden & the Animal Spirits, Horse Meat Disco and Nubiyan Twist, but there isn’t an inferior band insight on this anything-but-plain line-up.

As if the musical contents weren’t already enough to keep you occupied, they’re throwing in a tent-load of comedy, poetry and activities too – but I’m not sure you’ll be catching me at the morning workouts.

Tickets and further info can be found here.

Watch Bristol’s Snazzback playing live in Slix here: