First Farr Festival 2018 line-up acts announced

Farr Festival [Picture: Here & Now]

Farr Festival [Picture: Here & Now]

Here & Now

The first acts and stage partners for a boutique electronic music festival taking place near Baldock next year have been announced.

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For the next edition of Farr Festival there is a weighty selection of record labels and institutions bringing the heat to Bygrave Woods.

Farr Festival will return to Bygrave Woods next summer from July 5 to July 8.

As a taster of what is to come, organisers have announced the first artists performing at the Hertfordshire site between Baldock and Royston.

Taking centre stage are Innervisions co-founder Dixon, Mahogani Music legend Moodymann, Running Back label founder Gerd Janson, Glasgow’s iconic DJ duo Optimo, and LuckyMe family member Eclair Fifi have all been announced.

Farr Festival [Photography by Jake Davis for Here & Now] Farr Festival [Photography by Jake Davis for Here & Now]

For its 2018 stage hosts, Farr welcomes back Mr G to showcase his tongue-in-cheek ‘G’s Spot’ stage.

Joined by the very best of US and further afield producers, Mr G’s custom Funktion One sound system will also return to the woods.

The festival’s long-time friends Ransom Note will take control of the woods for three nights, presenting a selection of local and international talents from their discography.

Sub Club legends JD Twitch and JG Wilkes will also curate a unique line-up ‘Optimo & Friends’ on the Ransom Note stage.

Farr Festival [Picture: Here & Now] Farr Festival [Picture: Here & Now]

South London’s Balamii Radio uproot from their Peckham-based studio and head to Bygrave Woods, promising to inject a wealth of budding talent to the festival.

They will be based at their very own stage across the full four days at the festival.

Following the success of Farr’s ambient and experimental stage, Inverted Audio will curate an expanded programme of otherworldly electronic music.

They have also invited Bristol-based imprint Bokeh Versions to present Campfire Headphase on the Sunday, set to explore the rhythms of dub, bass and reggae.

Farr Festival [Picture: Here & Now] Farr Festival [Picture: Here & Now]

Tickets for the festival cost £85, £100, £125 and £150.

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