Much beloved Somerset festival Farmfest is taking a break this year, saying they need time to “reflect and recharge” before making a glorious return in 2019.
“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,” say the organisers in an official statement. “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!”
Farmfest 2017 takes place in Bruton, Somerset on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. Tickets, information and more can be found over at www.farmfestival.co.uk
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