Farr is a boutique festival held in a deserted forest just outside London. Now in its sixth year, it has grown from a small gathering for friends into one of the leading boutique festivals in the country.
Despite what you might’ve heard elsewhere, size isn’t everything. Now under new management from Front To Back Events, we return better (but not bigger), still retaining all the charm, magic and intimacy we started out with.
Farr was meant to begin life as an extended party in the woods for close friends and family, but instead welcomed 600 people to the enchanted woodland for a two-day fiesta in the depths of the countryside.
Inspired by the response and love of Farr’s first outing, 2011 went one better by inviting the likes of Ewan Pearson, Julio Bashmore and Lee Foss to join the madness for 2011.
In its third and fourth years the word was out. The crazy little party in the woods grew beyond expectation and acted as home to some of the world’s greatest DJs, with Andrew Weatherall, Craig Richards and DBridge playing the music and stage hosts like Numbers, Futureboogie and Just Jack bringing the fun.
2014 built on this again, incorporating a live element with the help of some of the most talked about outfits of the year. Hercules and Love Affair, Mount Kimbie and Âme joined a menagerie of DJs including Move D, Bicep and George Fitzgerald for the most ambitious Farr yet.
Success for many festivals means expansion, bigger numbers and losing the organic magic of the early years, but this is something Farr has always strived to hold onto. While we’ve slowly increased in size to accommodate the growing demand for a piece of the magic, we look to 2015 as a year to refine all the best bits of the last five years. We can’t to have you along for the ride.