As promised, the Young Academic festival guide is back in action after a winter of much needed recuperation  2012 was an absolute belter with the likes of Bestival and Optimus Alive raising the bar big time. 2013 looks set to be even wilder with Parklife Festival (look out for our exclusive preview) moving house and Glastonbury back after its own little hiatus. Our first installment was regarding Evolution Festival which looks mega for the price but having already sold out all early bird tickets to it’s loyal following; FARR can now announce the first line-ups and remaining brands for 2013.

Future Boogie, Numbers, Flux and Pardon My French will be hosting tents, alongside The Ransom Note, Society and Troupe.

The Futureboogie DJs and parties are widely regarded as top of the house music league, not only in their hometown of Bristol, but around the rest of the UK and the world. Glaswegian titans Numbers, set themselves apart from their competitors by their refusal to follow trends and their quest to play only good, hoenst music. Hailing from Leeds, Flux has distinguished itself with a unique focus on the atmosphere of its parties, as well as the quality of the music. Pardon My French the Bristol based beat obsessive duo, bring their simmering sounds to hertfordshire’s best kept secret.

Head honcho of Numbers and recently recruited for BBC Radio 1’s In New Music We Trust, Jackmaster will be stepping into the woods, followed quicky by Bristol’s Eats Everything, a big guy with big ideas; a rising star of 2012.

Having established themselves last summer as relaible party starters, Bicep were a highlight for everyone at Farr last year, and this year they bring them back to the fold for more of their signature sounds. Maxxi Soundsystem’s sound encompasses everything to love about current house music, 21st century funk, riddled with deep, exciting and smooth beats.

One of drum n bass’s founding fathers, D-Bridge is renowned for pushing the limits of bass music to it’s darkest outer reaches. Hip-hop hero Oneman has built a reputation purely through his selections and taste which has shone through on his Rinse FM shows.

Bristol duo Waifs & Strays bring their bold bass notes and warm, late-night neon tones. Promoter turned producer Ben Pearce who set the summer standard last year with his ridiculously catchy What I Might Do..will bring more of his goo stuff to the glade.

Returning FARR favourites from last year include Boys Own legend Terry Farley, sister of Trailer Trash and mother of Batty Bass, Hannah Holland, Mr East London Dan Beaumont, Alix Perez, Skeptikal andThunder.

Striving to live up to their reputation as representatives of new talent, FARR are proud to introduce Ejeca, South London Ordnance (who are playing this weekend at Chester’s very own Politic North) and to the crazy little party in the woods…
There are still more headline acts to be announced. Getting lost in the woods never seemed so appealing. Get in on the secret before it’s too late.

Current FARR Line-Up

Stages hosted by:
Future Boogie – Numbers
Society – Flux – The Ransom Note – Troupe – Pardon My French

Artists:

Jackmaster / Eats Everything / Bicep / Maxxi Soundsystem / D- Bridge / Oneman /Waifs & Strays / Ben Pearce / Spectrasoul / Alix Perez / Ejeca / Spencer
Terry Farely / Dan Beaumont /Hannah Holland / Redinho / Sophie / South London Ordinance / Christophe / Futureboogie DJ´s / Skeptical /MC Fokus / SP:MC / Rushmore / Thunder / Disco Bloodbath vs The Idiots Are Winning /
plus: Pardon My French / Outboxx / Alfresco Disco / Sophie LIoyd / A.z.&T.o.r / Solid Gold / Park Ranger / Ollie D.A.B & Robin / Oscar / Jonny Cade / Aartekt /Jacques Adda / Squa / Croz / sharkbait

FARR Festival Details

Date: Fri 19th Jul, 2013
To: 21st July

Location: FARR Festival, Bygrave Woods, Newham, Hertfordshire, SG7 2LA
Price: ADV Weekender £65 + BF, Early Bird – Sold Out

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