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Farmfest

“We try to book bands that we like rather than just blowing our budget on popular bands, so whilst we don’t always have the most recognisable names, we know the crowd will really enjoy them. We just try to book bands that we know are great live.”

The Boy Least Likely To

Band figureheads Jof Owen and Pete Hobbs will be popping out from the studio, where they have been busy working on their new album, for 3 special appearances this July, culminating in an exclusive festival headline slot at Farmfestival.

Jof explains the decision to briefly halt recording:

“We’d talked about playing festivals this year, and had decided that we wouldn’t. We’ve written most of our fourth album and wanted to get it finished by the autumn, when the first single should be coming out. But then something really special came along. We got approached by the lovely people at Farmfestival, and the thought of being on the main stage at nine o’clock on the Saturday night with the Somerset sun setting in the background sounded so magical that we felt it was something we just had to do. The whole ethos of the festival seemed to so perfectly match our own that we knew that if we only played one festival this year then this had to be the one. We want this show to be special.”

“We’ll be playing all our hits and there’ll be some surprise covers and hopefully one or two songs from our next album included in the set too. All in all, it’s very exciting. All we need now is the sunshine. But we’ll always bring our own just in case.”

 Trophy Wife

Again, their only show this summer, with new material being played.

“Our one and only show this summer is at Farmfestival in Somerset. We’ll be playing new songs and hanging out in our yurt with a selection box of poppers. See you down there.”

Fingathing

These guys return after 8 years with new material and a summer of studio work and practise for their only summer festival full live show.

“So you guys know. We are gettin’ ready to do the FULL live Fingathing show this July at Farmfestival. The other few dates we have at the mo, are BareBones Soundsystem shows, and NOT the full live wigout.”

The Blood Arm

Only show this summer, and will be playing new tracks from their pledge music produced album coming out later in the year.

My Tiger My Timing

Only UK festival date. New album out next week and getting good props including Clash & The Guardian

Ones to watch:

Man Like Me

“They played last year and the response was unbelievable. And we know they’ve upped their game even more this year, so I would say don’t miss Man Like Me. I think being in the crowd for them may well be the best atmosphere of the weekend.”

PBR Streetgang, The Lovely Eggs

“DJ wise PBR Streetgang are rockin’ my boogie boat this year. But the band I’m most looking forward to seeing are The Lovely Eggs; they’re a cross between Saint Etienne and The Ramones with lots of Northern humour. And they do a song about the f word, not that I condone that kids!”