Farr Festival 2018 is a scorcher in the Hertfordshire countryside
- Credit: Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS
Thousands of festival-goers converged on woodland between Baldock and Royston for a four-day electronic music extravaganza.
The Farr Festival returned to Bygrave Woods in the Hertfordshire countryside on the edge of Newnham from Thursday to Sunday.
Photographer Kevin Richards joined the ravers over the weekend. Can you spot yourself in Kevin’s pictures of Farr Festival 2018?
The electronic dance music event’s ninth edition was bathed in glorious sunshine over the weekend – with the scorching weather even forcing organisers to cancel a planned ‘Midnight Runners Rave Run’ on Saturday afternoon due to the heat.
Among the multitude of DJs appearing over the weekend was Shy FX on the Friday night, before multi-instrumentalist Tom Misch joined proceedings with a live performance in The Factory.
Mount Kimbie also performed in the festival’s main arena, which comprised of 52 shipping containers arranged into a rectangle and accommodating 2,500 revellers.
Maribou State and Benji B played sets in The Factory on the Saturday – after fans had watched England beat Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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A post on the festival’s Facebook page read: “Saturday at Farr Festival 2018 was our most euphoric yet – special shouts to Dixon and Gerd Janson at The Shack, Maribou State and Benji B at the Factory, Roman Flugel and Lena Willikens in the woods and Galcher Lustwerk, Claro Intelecto, DJ Richard, Ramjac Corporation at Campfire Headphase.”
Hunee and Antal were among Sunday’s main acts.
Organisers later posted a statement on the Farr Festival website saying: “Wow! What a scorcher! After months of hard work, we are in total awe of what went down at Farr Festival 2018 in Bygrave Woods.
“Thank you all so much for making this edition our best yet!
“Farr Festival 2018 was a truly remarkable weekend in every sense.
“Our five stunning stages looked and sounded incredible featuring some of the world’s finest exponents of electronic music.
“Highlights include Gerd Janson and Dixon’s mesmeric masterclass at The Shack, Maribou State, Mount Kimbie and Tom Misch’ sublime live shows at The Factory, Optimo and Young Marco’s sublime back-to-back odyssey at Adventures In Success, plus Rezzett, Claro Intelecto and Ramjac Corportation’s hypnotic live sets at Campfire Headphase and Zip’s extended set at Ma Dahu’s.
“Plus let’s not forget England won, the weather was exceptional and everyone brought their A-game to the festival.”
The Farr Festival statement added: “We’ve now taken time to reflect on one of the most intense and magical weekends of our lives.
“And we want to say a huge thank you for making Farr Festival one of the leading electronic music festivals in the UK.
“We cannot wait to start planning for Farr Festival 2019 and our 10th anniversary!
“Big love to all of those that helped make the festival happen, especially all of you who came and partied with us from across the country and beyond.
“And also lots of love to all of the artists, stage hosts, stage managers, traders, activities, yogis, security, medics, designers, builders, hard grafters, toilet cleaners and everyone else who joined together into one brilliant team.”
• For more on the festival, visit www.farrfestival.co.uk