Audio Farm Festival reopens the gates next weekend under the original alias, keeping to its evolving nomadic roots at a new site, whilst One Tribe Festival takes a fallow year.
Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking borderland countryside, the festival takes to a brand new location this year at Shropshire’s Hopton Court, from the 30th August – 3rd September 2018.
Festival-goers will see a host of world-renowned DJ’s and performers descend upon the scenic setting of this Georgian country estate for a four-day, music and arts extravaganza with all profits going to charity.
Organisers confirmed on social media this weekend that just over 100 tickets remain for the intimate 1500 capacity event.
Audio Farm’s events have become well known across a huge chunk of the country since starting in 2013. Two years ago, Audio Farm Summer Gathering brought an incredible party to Hendre Hall, near Bangor.
Nestled on the edge of Snowdonia’s Carneddau mountains and overlooking the beautiful Menai Straits is Hendre Hall. A grade 2 listed Victorian building and popular wedding venue, where two years ago Audio Farm Summer Gathering brought an incredible party.
The following summer, Audio Farm organisers brought sister event One Tribe Festival to the breathtaking Cholmondeley Castle Estate in Cheshire.
But next weekend’s festival could potentially be the last ever Audio Farm or One Tribe.
The crew behind both festivals have confirmed neither event will take place in 2019 as they work out what direction they wish to take within the industry.
Designed for the spiritually and musically conscious, the founders of Audio Farm Festival are well known for their legendary electronic nights in Manchester’s Sound Control, Islington Mill, Hidden, Antwerp Mansion and the infamous ‘Dugout’ Area at Festival Number 6.
Operating as an independent, non-profit, non-corporate organism, the festival will help fund the work of The Green Paw Project, a charity that saves the lives of helpless and vulnerable animals in third world countries.
Featuring five stages that will cover a broad range of musical genres, from sun kissed House beats on the Sundance Stage and clinical Techno pulses in Home of the Drum, to sporadic breaks and rattling subs in the Depths of Bass, and the psychedelic beats of The Trip.
The Mandala Stage and The Nest is a galaxy of eclectic bands, world musicians, vocal acrobats and solo sirens that will take you to places both familiar and new, all interwoven with a rich tapestry of drumming collectives, circus performers and fire dancers, colouring the day and illuminating the night.
From Latin, Tribal and Afro Brazilian styles from Olive Tree Dance, to Belgian born Drum and Bass artist Alix Perez and globally renowned techno artists Carl Craig & Surgeon – the musical line-up showcases a depth of quality that so many other festivals fail to express.
Other highlights will also include, Paul Woolford, DJ Sneak, Special Request, LSB, Cari Lekebucsh, XDB, Jerome Hill, Lone, Dan Shake, Illum Sphere, along with many live performances including, Gypsy Hill, Age of Glass, The Egg, Ushti Baba, Mobius Loop, Drum Machine, Beatniks, and Hedge Gods. Like 2017, The Trip will be hosted by Psytrance maestros Illuminaughty and Further Records. The full line-up across all stages is yet to be announced.
With family camping, circus workshops, arts and crafts and fire shows for the kids, in addition to a stunning walled garden setting that will provide the perfect retreat for yoga, meditation and holistic and alternative therapies such as Gong baths, Reiki, Shamanic Practices and massage, Audio Farm Festival certainly promises to be a truly transformational, immersive experience that transcends all ages and musical tastes.
One of Audio Farm Festival Directors Ste Chesters said:
“If you are a local to Shropshire, a lover of diverse world music, love art and culture, have a family, want to avoid corporate festivals whilst giving profits made from your ticket money to charity, then this August come and be part of Audio Farm Festival as we grow, learn and push back our horizons. One Love, One Tribe.”
Day tickets have been launched today, inclusive of one-night camping from just £39. Around 100 tier four weekend tickets are still available from the festival’s official Skiddle page.
Main image credit: Audio Farm