Friday at Farr Festival
Farr Festival returned this year with an even stronger line-up than ever before. The woods had been heavily decorated and everyone was ready to party deep into the night.
Our journey started by releasing a two second pop up tent from the bag, setting up a few chairs and cracking open some good old warm festival tinnies. It was early midday, the weather was not as hot as we all expected (although that didn’t stop us British troopers from wearing our beloved shorts).
We strolled up to the festival site, passing the stretches of golden fields and then finally heard the music travelling through the woods. We were pretty hungry so we went straight over to the food stalls, picking up a few sizzling hot dogs, before heading into the forest to The Shack to see Brian not Brian. From that moment on it was nonstop grooves (until the generator had to be changed over). Brian dropped tunes like 3AM Jazz Club by Dan Shake and Adryiano’s On My Side. The crowd danced away and the energy was strong, which was awesome considering it was an early set.
We took some time after his set ended to explore the other stages and see what Farr had produced visually. All the stages had been decorated in such a cool way; we really felt like we weren’t in England!
Later on, we had to make the big decision of whether to see the mighty Midland x Joy Orbison x Ben UFO b2b set at The Terrace stage or head back to The Shack and catch Dolan Bergin, Move D, Jeremy Underground and Hunee.
We decided to check out The Terrace stage first. When we arrived, we heard Tirzah’s I’m Not Dancing. It was strictly groovers as the sun came down; however, the stage became overly busy so we headed over to The Shack for the Electric Minds takeover. First up was Dolan Bergin. The lights and visuals by this time of the evening were amazing. As the forest lit up in shades of purple and yellow, Dolan blared out a mixture of deep house and a few darker tracks.
It was then onto Move D for my favourite set of the evening. He played so many unbelievable tracks, like the new Mr. G (Transient) and my track of the summer — Midland’s Final Credits. Although, once again, there were slight power issues — at one point the stage blacked out — but they didn’t ruin the atmosphere. The music returned, the lights got brighter and the party continued.
Jeremy Underground carried on the groove with lots of old disco weapons. Last, but definitely not least, Hunee closed the stage with a crazy variety of tracks — at one point he dropped MATRiXXMAN’s Protocol after several disco tracks. It worked so well and his loops and layers on each track made for one of the most incredible closing sets I’ve ever seen.
Overall, Farr Festival was one of the better festivals I have been to in this country for great music and a good atmosphere. The sound could have been a tad louder, but apart from that it was a truly enjoyable experience and I hope to return next year.