Among the first announced acts for Lounge on the Farm 2012 are the Mystery Jets, British hip hop pioneer Roots Manuva, lively Liverpudlian trio The Wombats and rising star Emeli Sandé, who has a number one debut “Our Version Of Events”.
After 6 successful years, boutique festival Lounge on the Farm will be returning to Canterbury in Kent once again. Armed with its winning combination of unique location on a real, working farm, delicious locally sourced food and family friendly atmosphere, Lounge on the Farm – which has previously won ‘Best Line Up’ at the UK Festival Awards – is set to once again present a diverse and reputable line up that represents a mixture of chart-topping acts, hot new bands, DJs and local talent.
Among the first announced acts for Lounge on the Farm 2012 are the Mystery Jets, British hip hop pioneer Roots Manuva, lively Liverpudlian trio The Wombats and rising star Emeli Sandé, who has a number one debut “Our Version Of Events” and, like 2011 headliner Ellie Goulding before her, an acclaimed BRIT’S Critics Choice Award under her belt strengthening Lounge Of The Farm’s ethos of harbouring young British talent.
Drum and Bass legend Goldie represents one of the first acts from the dance contingent and is sure to bring bass heavy beats to the farm along with reggae obsessive David Rodigan, who was recently given an MBE for his contribution to the genre over the years. Legendary disco outfit Chic - whose discography spans four decades and includes such disco classics as ‘Everybody Dance’ and ‘Le Freak’ – complete what is undoubtedly set to be a varied and carefully considered line up that will cater for adults and younger audiences alike.
Lounge on the Farm was born in 2006 out of the desire to bring a unique slant to the UK summer festival market, and provide an event that promoted Kent and its many performers, musicians, traders and creative talents. It has been going from strength to strength ever since, winning “Best Line Up” at the 2009 UK Festival Awards and the “Sustainability” award in both 2008 and again in 2011 at the Greener Festival Awards. The gorgeous landscape of Merton Farm on which the festival is situated combines the very best elements for the ultimate British Summertime.
Published on 28 February 2012 by Ben Robinson