This is Gwatkin Cider’s sixth Down on the Farm Festival. The Festival started as a one day event in 2012 and then expanded to a three day festival in 2013. The owner of Gwatkin Cider, Denis Gwatkin has played in several bands since his teenage years with most of the practice sessions and performances being at the farm.
It therefore felt like a natural progression to get other bands to play on his farm as well, and that blossomed into the festival as we find it at present. His aim is to give local up and coming bands the opportunity to play live on stage alongside more established names on the live music circuit.
With that in mind for the 2014 festival he managed to book the superbly entertaining Dr & The Medics and also the fantastic tribute act Hats off to Led Zeppelin as headline acts. These headline acts alongside other bands, some new to the stage and others more established on the circuit should certainly kept the crowds entertained over the whole weekend.
Our headlining bands for 2015 were the Awesome Guns n’ Roses Experience and the Fantastic Bootleg Blondie, with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Undertakers Band returning to head up the opening night.
2016 saw Dr and the Medics return as our Saturday night headliners with the awesome Sons of Clogger topping the Friday night bill and to finish the weekend off on Sunday night will be the fuel injected rockabilly band The Delray Rockets !! plus many, many more bands over the weekend…
Returning again this year after it’s success in the previous years is our second stage “The Hereford Live Acoustic Stage” which showcases a variety of acoustic bands and solo artists throughout the weekend.
Times: The campsite will open at 2pm on Friday and will close at 12 noon on Monday.
On Friday the main festival field gates open at 6pm and the first band is on at 8pm
On Saturday and Sunday the gates open at 12 noon and the bands start at 1pm and all music runs through till midnight each night.
2017 Ticket Prices – You can buy weekend tickets and tickets for each day.
- Friday Ticket £10
- Saturday Ticket £15
- Sunday Ticket £15
- Weekend Tickets £35
Tickets will be on sale on Music Glue till Midday Friday 11th August after that the remaining tickets will be put on the gate to purchase on the day.
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