Lounge On The Farm is 9 years old this August. From its modest start through its formative years and its eventual incarnation, it has given great and varied pleasure to the appreciative folk of Kent and beyond. Merton Farm has always endeavoured to deliver an eclectic mix of music in a family friendly environment where the atmosphere is chilled, the comedy side-splitting, the variety imaginative and the food truly scrumptious and this year is no different in that respect.
With The New York Dolls, Martha Reeves, Toots & The Maytals, The Streets, Emeli Sande, The Vaccines, Katy B, The Charlatans, The XX, Example, MK, Annie Mac, First Aid Kit, Super Furry Animals, Rudimental, Dexy's, Adamski, Sean Williams, Phil Jupitus, Stephen K Amos, The Tweenies, Lekiddo Lord Of The Lobsters and many many many more, Lounge has brought together an award winning line up that has never failed to entertain. Last years headliners Seasick Steve, Jesse Ware and Soul II Soul once again proved to be inspired choices.
With a proven pedigree and a clear vision to support new and breaking acts, Lounge has always brought something a little different to the festival scene. This year will unfortunately be the last at Merton Farm and the farewell will be a more compact and condensed affair before it moves on to pastures new. The one day event in the tranquillity of the Kent countryside will sign off in style with a line up which will undoubtedly have something to please everyone.
Whether it be the New York cool of The Fun Lovin' Criminals, the incendiary excitement of The Subways or the jazzy genius of the returning Courtney Pine, there'll surely be an act to afford your affections. Coco & The Butterfields revisit the farm after delivering two fantastically energised, engaging and entertaining sets last year. Among the other highlights are bass playing Joy Division, New Order and Monaco luminary Peter Hook (& The Light) who will be rocking up, as will festival favourites Dub Pistols and Comfy Porn DJ's.
The usual chilled out vibe will once again permeate the paddock as Lounge's particular blend of music, comedy, food and entertainment fills the fields of Canterbury. It may only be one day instead of three but the line up, location and ethos of Lounge On The Farm will ensure some fun in the sun on August 2nd.
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