Blues on the Farm
The premiere event staged at Pump Bottom Farm is our big West Sussex music festival Blues on the Farm.
Friendly, relaxed and inclusive - Blues on the Farm is an annual four-day festival, featuring different musical styles centred around classic and contemporary blues, blues-rock, soul and roots music. In 2012, 20 bands will be performing across four days from 21st to 24th June.
Always well attended, with a weekend capacity of c. 8,000, Blues on the Farm is staged across 40 acres in our wonderful setting on the Sussex Coastal plain a couple of miles south of Chichester. The festival attracts families and people of all ages and has a big reputation for offering a safe festival atmosphere. The majority of festival-goers live in and around West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire but a significant number arrive from all over the
In 2008, the festival was featured by 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!
Musically, the festival always features world class talent. The 2012 line-up of bands and musicians include: Dave Kelly, Jo Harman & Company, The Wildcards, Grainne Duffy, The Blues Band, King King, Woody Mann, Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces, Station House, Errol Linton, King Mob, Dana Fuchs Band, Earl Thomas & The Paddy Milner Big Sound, The College Band, Doug Macleod, Rag Mama Rag, Toy Hearts, Todd Sharpville Featuring Joe Louis Walker And Bare Bones Boogie Band... Make sure you’re there!
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