Blues On The Farm 2011 Overview
Voted 'Best British Blues Festival 2010' in the British Blues Awards, the festival is staged in a 40 acre setting on the Sussex Coastal plain a couple of miles south of Chichester, Blues on the Farm has a big reputation for presenting high quality music from World-class musicians, in a family friendly, safe and relaxed festival atmosphere. The festival is privately run so the primary objective is to stage high quality music from world-class musicians, in a warm and friendly festival atmosphere.
Artists booked to appear include Gary Brooker, Walter Trout, and Marcus Bonfanti.
Ticket prices (from):
Adult weekend £99
Child weekend £49.50
Day tickets : Adult £35 / Child £17.50 per day
Camping: Single tent (4 berth) £40 or £10 per night
Blues On The Farm 2011 Event Info
Welcome to Blues on the Farm 2011 ... Their 20th Anniversary Festival!
In 2011 the festival will run from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th June and, with a revamped schedule to ensure each day offers you a full and varied line-up of bands and musicians, the 2011 timings are planned to run as follows:
• Friday 17th June 1.00 pm to 12 midnight
• Saturday 18th June 12 noon to 12 midnight
• Sunday 19th June 12 noon to 10pm
On the evening of Thursday 16th June there will be pre-festival 'Beer Tent Sessions' from 7.30 pm to 12 midnight.
For their 20th Festival, Friday will be the first full day and will be extended with a much earlier start. They have 20 acts across the three-day festival, with 6 or 7 bands each day, to ensure a very special 20th anniversary line-up.
Voted 'Best British Blues Festival 2010' in the British Blues Awards, their festival is staged in a 40 acre setting on the Sussex Coastal plain a couple of miles south of Chichester. Blues on the Farm has a big reputation for presenting high quality music from World-class musicians, in a family friendly, safe and relaxed festival atmosphere. The festival is privately run so the primary objective is to stage high quality music from world-class musicians, in a warm and friendly festival atmosphere.
A couple of years ago the festival was featured in The Sunday Times who dubbed it “The friendliest festival in the UK”; while The Independent has also reported very favourably on the festival, highlighting in particular the “astounding precision” of the event’s organization!
They're announcing the programme of bands as they are confirmed. For their 20th Anniversary Blues on the Farm, they're thrilled to have two top acts to head their Friday and Saturday line-ups.
Firstly, they’re really excited to be welcoming Gary Brooker (Procul Harum) and his 'No Stiletto Shoes' outfit to headline Friday night. Gary has played BOTF to great acclaim on a number of occasions, but was last there some 7 or 8 years ago. It’s always interesting working with Gary as they never know who is going to be turning-up to play! Knowing Gary, for their 20th Anniversary ‘Blues’, they could include some very well-known names!
An artist they’ve wanted to get to BOTF for years is finally with them on the Saturday. Former ‘Canned Heat’ guitarist and ‘John Mayall Bluesbreaker’ Walter Trout is coming to Chichester. A world-renowned bluesman, Walter is named by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris as ‘the World’s greatest rock guitarist’ so they’re thrilled he will be with them for their 20th Anniversary festival.
As for the rest? … Well there’ll be something for everyone, with a number of terrific acts new to Blues on the Farm, such as Never the Bride, Todd Sharpville, Ben Prestage, The Brass Knuckle Blues Band, and Midnight Train, alongside many old favourites including the stunning King King, the irrepressible Connie Lush, and three-times Blues Harmonica Player of the Year, Errol Linton. Keep checking this website for updates.
Blues On The Farm 2011 Line Up
Blues On The Farm 2011 Travel Info
Chichester is a half-hours drive on the A27 from Portsmouth or Brighton. Blues on the Farm is only 5 minutes drive on the A286 off the A27 chichester By-pass. Chichester is served with regular train services from Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton and London Victoria.
Blues On The Farm 2011 Hotels
Blues On The Farm 2011 Food and Drink
Vital to any music festival,the festival runs its’ own beer tent featuring an extensive real ale bar offering at least 18 beers, plus the award-winning Appledram Cider which is made on site at Pump Bottom Farm.
A variety of food outlets to suit all tastes will be open and serving throughout the weekend.