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Young Fathers, Gilles Peterson, Haiku Salut, and more to play Farmfest 2016

10 February 2016, 12:30 | Written by Ben Curtis

Former Mercury prize winners Young Fathers are amongst the first names revealed to play at Farmfest 2016. Joining them at the weekend event in Bruton, Somerset will be Gilles Peterson, GoGo Penguin, and a raft of other musicians and DJs.

From its humble beginnings in 2006, Farmfest has expanded from a capacity of 400 to its current capacity of 5000. This year, its eleventh edition, it is set to welcome a broader and more expansive range of acts.

Joining Young Fathers, Gilles Peterson, and GoGo Penguin will be '90s big beat protagonists Bentley Rhythm Ace. For something a little smoother, New Orleans' legendary jazz outfit, and key exponents of big brass jazz, The Hot 8 Brass Band will merge classic covers with some funky fresh original songs.

With more acts still to be revealed, Haiku Salut, Shilpa Ray, Rachael Dadd and Plastic Mermaids are just some of the other stand-out names included in the line-up.

Festival goers will also be treated to a program of theatre, art workshops, and a Comedy and Spoken Word tent.

The full list of confirmed acts so far is as follows:


Young Fathers
GoGo Penguin
The Hot 8 Brass Band
Bentley Rhythm Ace
My Baby
Shilpa Ray
Desert Sound Colony
Holy Two
Plastic Mermaids
Rachael Dadd
Haiku Salut
Pete Josef
Tamu Massif
The Flamenco Thief
Titus Monk
Passion Bel Canon


Gilles Peterson
Lone (live)
Jon K (Hoya:Hoya)
Late Night Tales DJs
Unwanted Family
Franklin (Freerange Records)
Shapes stage hosts (headliners TBA)
Crucial & Fresh takeover (headliners TBA)
The Civilisation of the Rough takeover
The High Grade Rockers Dub Soundsystem
Vintage Mobile Disco ‘Soul Express’ stage
The Ransomnote takeover

Farmfest takes place at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset on 29-30 July. For more info visit their website.

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