Echo and the Bunnymen to headline Lounge on the Farm festival

Post-punk icons and legendary Liverpool band Echo and the Bunnymen have been announced as the Sunday night headline act of this summer’s Lounge on the Farm festival. After recently announcing the Bunnymen will tour again, including a number of dates in the US, Ian McCulloch and his band will close the 10,000 capacity boutique festival which takes place near Canterbury 8th-10th July.

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 locally sourced 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. 

The Streets and Ellie Goulding have also been confirmed as the main headliners for the July event. Lounge on the Farm is the first UK festival to announce the appearance of each of these celebrated artists.

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.

Additionally, The Sheep Dip Stage will be hosted by Moshi Moshi, Transgressive Records and Chess Club on subsequent nights, ensuring a slew of cutting-edge bands are presented. 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 Further Stage; it will remain a haven for an eclectic mix of bands across the musical spectrum. Whilst at The Farm Folk Stage, festival-goers can laze away the day in the sun listening to bluegrass, Americana and traditional folk.

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 on site 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

 

Early bird ticket prices are now available:
Adult ‘Farmer’ day/weekend tickets – £40/£95
Family ‘Farmers’ day tickets – £80
Family ‘Famers’ weekend without camping/weekend with camping – £190/210
Youth ‘Farmer’ (13-17 years) day/weekend tickets – £30/75
Child ‘Farmer’ (6-13 years) day/weekend tickets – £20/45
Student ‘Farmer’ weekend tickets – £95
Student group ‘Farmers’ ticket (for 10) – £850
Teacher ‘Famer’ weekend ticket – £65
Tot ‘Farmer’ (0-5 years) weekend ticket – £1
Campervan/Mobile Car – £40
Early bird tickets are available from Feb 17th until Feb 23rd. Tickets will be on general release from Feb 24th.

Tickets are available from www.ticketline.co.uk and are subject to booking fee.
Luxurious Boutique camping at Lounge on the Farm will also be available in 2011

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