Braving a plethora of meteorological elements, from Thursday’s thunder storms to Friday’s heatwave, thousands of bucket-hat-clad campers convened in Hertfordshire this weekend for Farr Festival’s fifth year.
This year unveiled a more eclectic range of acts, looking further afield than its House orientated roots to offer a medley of dub and ska amidst a vast selection of electronic genres I feel mildly uncomfortable about attempting to name. Whatever it was, the expansive list of musical talent on offer was quite phenomenal for such a small festival – pumping out big names like Mount Kimbie, Hercules & Love Affair, Gentleman’s Dub Club and Channel One. But perhaps the most enchanting aspect of the weekend was the setting; pink tinged evening skies settling on acres of wheat and sugar beat fields, meeting at the top of a wooded hill where more stages lay waiting beneath a canopy of trees. Well, either that or the dodgems.
Tin Can played their part too, with one half of our editorial duo running life drawing classes during the day time (above), adorned with ethereal headdresses sold onsite by Gypsy East; some true masterpieces were made.
Look out for a more extensive review with Tin Can’s friends at Stamp the Wax, who opened the show on Thursday night with some disco beats that always go down well in the TCC office.