It’s our favourite festival of them all for a reason
If you’ve been reading One on One for a while, you’ll know how much we love Barn On The Farm Festival. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a two-day festival that’s nestled in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, and we think that it might just be the best festival in the country. Want to know why? Well, dear reader, let us explain:
The music is absolutely amazing
First things first, we need to talk about the line-up. Not only was it boasting two bona-fide heavyweight headliners in the form of Tom Odell and James Vincent McMorrow, but this year’s bill was packed full to the brim with some of the most exciting new and emerging talent this side of the Atlantic. Jade Bird, Plested, PROSE, High Tyde, and Clean Cut Kid were our personal highlights, but it’s no exaggeration to say that each and every artist on that bill has the potential to make it big over the next few years.
There’s more to this festival than just chucking a load of artists in a field and hoping for the best – the line-up has been carefully and lovingly hand-picked by a small group of genuine music lovers, and we think that that’s what makes it stand out. You can go to any stage, at any time, and stumble across somebody who’s absolutely fantastic – if you ask us, that’s a beautiful thing.
The location is like no other
When we say that it’s in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, we mean that it’s in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside. After all, there aren’t many festivals where you have to walk past an actual-real-life ostrich to get to the main arena. At Barn On The Farm, you do. Similarly, there aren’t many festivals that have a farm shop next door, and one where you can quickly nip out of the festival to pick up some freshly-baked pasties and hand-squeezed orange juice for your lunch. At Barn On The Farm, you can. Oh, and did we mention that one of the stages is set in a beautiful wooden barn that’s usually used for weddings?
The fans are the best in the world
Of course, a festival is nothing without its attendees. Fortunately, the kind of people who tend to go to Barn On The Farm Festival are precisely the kind of people you’d want to be stuck in a field with for three days. It’s pretty simple, really: everybody who goes to the festival is there because they really like music. You don’t need to worry about being stuck in a campsite with a bunch of embarrassingly drunken, post-GCSEs teenagers here – instead, you’ll almost certainly be surrounded by some of the most passionate music lovers you’ve ever met.
We know that it’s hard to believe, but everybody who goes to this festival is actually there to listen to music, not to wander aimlessly around a field for a weekend drinking lukewarm glasses of overpriced cider. It’s strange, but we’re not going to complain about it. After all, it means that Barn On The Farm is a festival with a cracking line-up, a gorgeous setting, and a campsite full of attendees who really, really love music.
What’s not to love about that?