After twelve memorable years of live music, cider-fuelled dancing and famously friendly Somerset vibes, Farmfest have announced they’re taking a break in 2018 – making next month’s event the last for two years.
But why miss a year, hardcore fans and OCD sufferers (or both such as myself) may ask? In short, they’ve earned it. In a statement released today, Farmfest told us: “Having poured our hearts and souls into the project and balancing it with our day jobs, it’s time to take a break, reflect and recharge, before coming back with a BANG in 2019!”
So there you have it, make the most of FF17 next month, take five and return in 2019, feeling fresh and ready to farm it up.
Farmfest are on their way to a third consecutive sellout, grab the remaining tickets here, and read the Festival’s full statement below.
“After twelve consecutive years of glorious farm-based fun, we have decided to take a year off in 2018.
After a full twelve years of passionate persistence, ingenuity and endeavour, drinking, dancing, laughing, larking, hedonism and hard graft – entirely off our own backs without any major sponsors or funding – we’re now on our way to our third successive sell-out.
Starting out in 2006 as fresh-faced 20-somethings, we have become seasoned festival organisers, complete with the widening responsibilities that life brings. In the past year alone four new babies have joined the Farmfest team – bringing the mini folk count up to 8 – with imminent weddings and relocations on the horizon. Having poured our hearts and souls into the project and balancing it with our day jobs, it’s time to take a break, reflect and recharge, before coming back with a BANG in 2019!
We can’t thank all of our devoted attendees, families, friends, extended family, volunteers, artists and acquaintances enough for what has been a life-changing journey so far. We obviously wouldn’t – and couldn’t – do it without you! So please stick with us while we take this well-earned break… before returning for the
all-singing, all-dancing, Farmfest 2019!
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves: there’s still one BIG party to be had first!
See you all in 5 weeks time for Farmfest 2017!”