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Electronic music festival’s latest acts for 2018 announced

PUBLISHED: 16:56 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 19:14 28 February 2018

Farr Festival - The Factory

Farr Festival - The Factory

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More artists have been announced for an electronic music festival returning to the Hertfordshire countryside this July.

Farr Festival sunsetFarr Festival sunset

The ninth edition of Farr Festival will take over Bygrave Woods near Baldock from Thursday, July 5 to Sunday, July 8.

The festival is a showcase of the very best electronic music culture and a heady mix of arts and wellness across one sublime weekend.

Artists recently announced include Mount Kimbie, Tom Misch, Daphni, Maribou State, Dixon, Moodymann, George Fitzgerald (live), Kelly Lee Owens (live), Jah Shaka, Benji B, Lena Willikens, Mr G (live), DVS1, Shanti Celeste, Optimo B2B Young Marco, Shy FX, DJ Richard and many more.

Expanding to a full four days in 2018, the festival takes place in a beautiful woodland setting less than an hour from bustling London across six stages.

Mount Kimbie will appear at Farr Festival 2018Mount Kimbie will appear at Farr Festival 2018

Farr Festival 2018 opens on Thursday, July 5 with a captivating live set from Canadian producer Jacques Greene, who has collaborated with the likes of Jimmy Edgar to The XX.

Bringing in some of the Motor City’s vibrations, the lone masked prince of Detroit, DJ Stingray, is joined by Shanti Celeste to showcase their high velocity DJ skills.

Revered selectors Prosumer, Tama Sumo, Lakuti, Dan Beaumont and newcomer Wes Baggaley are also appearing on the Thursday, while Antepop, Ozel AB, Jacques Bon and Telfort bring things deeper than deep at the esteemed Campfire Headphase stage.

Shadow City Soundsystem, Champagne Funk, GIRL and Kiara Scuro also step up to conclude Thursday’s offerings.

Tom Misch will appear at Farr Festival 2018Tom Misch will appear at Farr Festival 2018

On Friday, July 6, Shy FX will warm up the crowd at the Factory before Mount Kimbie are joined by a full band to perform their recent Krautrock-inspired long player Love What Survives.

Multi-instrumentalist Tom Misch also joins Friday’s proceedings with a live performance of his new album Geography, followed by a DJ set from Daphni, the solo outing of Caribou.

Stage host Mr G will step up with a pulsating live show, joined by techno heavyweight DVS1, sonic explorer Afrikan Sciences, jazz virtuoso Byron The Aquarius, New Jersey native Joey Anderson and Josey Rebelle.

Eclair Fifi, Body Hammer and a live performance from Kelly Lee Owens precede Veronica Vasicka’s high energy selection of industrial EBM and other synth-music oddities.

New wave of names announced for Farr Festival in July.New wave of names announced for Farr Festival in July.

Optimo and Young Marco will join forces for some unique back-to-back action.

Call Super and Or:la will take over the woods before the Zenker Brothers go back-to-back with Skee Mask for a potent DJ assault.

Skee Mask will also play a solo live set at Campfire Headphase joined by a hotly tipped experimental line-up featuring The Trilogy Tapes production duo Rezzett, Workshop Records co-founder Even Tuell, L.I.E.S affiliate Terekke, rising Berlin selector Cera Khin, Meda Mury label boss Nick Williams, plus an ambient back-to-back set from Sofia Ilyas and Francis Redman.

Campfire Headphase will close with a captivating live sunrise set from Chilean experimental beat producer Natureboy Flako.

Some of the new artists revealed for Farr Festival 2018Some of the new artists revealed for Farr Festival 2018

Saturday, July 7 brings together some of the most on-point names in electronic music with the inimitable Moodymann taking centre stage.

Maribou State perform and George Fitzgerald brings his live show to The Factory, preceding dub aficionado Jah Shaka and Adrian Sherwood, plus BBC Radio 1’s very own Benji B.

Innervisions label boss Dixon will play a specially extended three-hour set at The Shack joined by Job Jobse, Running Back label founder Gerd Janson, Willow and Ma Dahu.

Roman Flügel and Salon Des Amateurs resident Lena Willikens are also down on the list, while the enigmatic Paranoid London duo whip up a much-anticipated analogue storm.

They are joined by Bawrut, DEBONAIR, Marlon Hoffstadt and live sets from Timothy Clerkin and C.A.R. aka Chloé Raunet.

Campfire Headphase sees Galcher Lustwerk, DJ Richard and Vester Koza on the wheels of steel, whilst the man behind classic Peace Of Mind, Claro Intelecto, will delight the audience with a rare appearance, followed by an ethereal live set at sunrise from Indole Records’ boss HOLOVR.

Terry Farley, Daren Nunes and Nancy Noise join long-standing Trojan Records Sound System selector and serious Jamaican music connoisseur Earl Gateshead to complete Saturday’s offerings.

Sunday’s line-up will be revealed in February, bringing the festival to a thrilling conclusion.

Tickets cost from £100, £125 and £150.

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