BARN ON THE FARM FESTIVAL – July 5th-8th 2018

Posted: July 8, 2018 in FESTIVALS, MUSIC
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Barn On The Farm by Dan Harris

Held on a working farm,A few miles outside Gloucester “Barn On The Farm” is one of the most chilled out, intimate and relaxed festivals around. Every year Barn On The Farm hosts artists and bands most who return year after year, as well as new up and coming bands and singer songwriters who join the ever expanding barn family.With Tom Grennan and Tom Misch headlining the event this year in 2018,

So who should you see this year…?

Lauren Aquilina

After retiring from music two years ago due to mental health issues, Lauren is now playing her first festival in three years. Being announced to play the Friday of Barn on the Farm as part of ‘Behind Barn Doors Friday’, she last played her “fave festival” back in 2015, so is bound to pull out all of the stops with her brand of melancholic pop for her appearance this year.


The band Anteros have been working the festival circuit hard over the past 2 years and it shows. They’re growing in so many ways, I saw them recently at the Handmade Festival, they have a great guitar player but its lead vocalist Laura Hayden who shines with so much Charisma their uptempo tracks and a really entertaining live show, Anteros have more than earned a place on our ones to watch list! just for the fun they bring.

Lewis Capaldi

Scottish singer songwriter Capaldi rose to prominence after the release of his first single ‘Bruises’ which climbed to reached 28 million streams on Spotify, which made him the fastest ever unsigned artist to reach 25 million streams on the site. He was also on the list for BBC sound of 2018: all these achievements have lead him to selling out UK tours, supporting Niall Horan, and playing countless festivals. He released his debut EP ‘Bloom’ in October With his gravelly vocal and repertoire of sad and lost love songs He is definitely one to look out for over the weekend.

Lily Moore

I don’t even really know where to begin with Lily Moore. I’ve seen her twice now,  she has impressed equally on both occasions. She is self-assured singer songwriter and really lets her emotions shine through . Aside from being amazing, you really couldn’t ask for more from a performance. She also knows how to engage her crowd, chatting away in between. It’s an absolute pleasure and her vocal … just watch it below and go see her, I won’t spoil it.


After the release of their second album ‘Where Wildness Grows’ in March of this year, Gengahr have been relentlessly on the touring circuit with a bustling run of festivals still on their itinerary this summer. Their record has been highly well received, and is full of uplifting, summery and memorable guitar riffs that we hoping will be translated live with a heavy elegance.

Lewis Watson

Having played Barn On The Farm multiple times, Lewis Watson is well known to returning  festival goers, and is bound to grace the fields with his heart-felt lyrics, heavenly vocals, and acoustic guitar melodies that intermingle perfectly to create his signature indie folk tunes. Having recently released an EP with covers from the 90s,00s, and 10s, the excitement for him to perform live again is at an all time high.

Nina Nesbitt

Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbsitt is well known for her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dont Stop’ which was used on a John Lewis advert back in 2014. Since the start of her music career in 2011,. Her recent release ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ is very laid back, synth heavy offering — a lot slower than her prior releases from ‘Peroxide’, but is a welcome progression that we hope to see at this year’s Barn On The Farm.


A bnad thats getting some good press, I’ve been wanting to see for over a year and haven’t managed to yet. London’s Fours make indie pop that really blows my skirt up. There’s an edge to it, a spunky attitude and frontwoman Edit has a vocal that is more than your average indie pop vocal, it would sit well among peers such as Yonaka and Estrons should she decide she wanted to go darker and harder. Really excited at the prospect of seeing them at such a brilliant setting.

Orla Gartland

Irish singer-songwriter Orla Gartland started out by putting songs up on her YouTube channel in 2007, and now she’s playing to sold out crowds across the country and playing festivals across the world. In May 2018 she released her first single in three years ‘I Go Crazy’, and comparing this to her last EP ‘Lonely People’ you can see how much she has grown musically in the past three years.

Along with all these amazing artists there are many, many more who you should try and catch, such as: Tom Misch; Hudson Taylor; Aquilo; Pale Waves; Billie Marten; and Ten Tonnes.

The Intimate Thursday, and Behind Barn Doors Friday line-ups have just been released, so if you managed to grab a ticket for those days, you are in for a treat.

Thursday: Billie Marten, Matthew and the Atlas,  Dan Owen,  Cassi, Vistas, Secret Headliner (Zak Abel).

Friday: Hudson Taylor, Youngr, Skinny Living, Lauren Aquilina, Orla Gartland, Billy Lockett, Secret Headliner (Honne).


Main Stage

Tom Grennan, Tom Walker, Lewis Capaldi, Sunset Sons,Aquilo Catherine McGrath, Kara Marni, Ten Tonnes,APRE

Outdoor Stage

PALE WAVES, Mahalia Music, Gengahr, Bad Sounds, OUTLYA, Grace Carter, The Pale White, Stereo Honey, Plested

Wooden Barn Stage

Nina Nesbitt, Lewis Watson, Etham, Lily Moore, Joel Baker, Maisie Peters, The Howl & The Hum, Delilah Montagu, Farebrother,


Main Stage

Tom Misch, Mystery Jets, Zak Abel, Will Heard, Island, Carmody, Barney Artist, Lily Moore, Marsicans,

Outdoor Stage

Dermot Kennedy, TBC, Alex Vargas, The Night Café, Sam Fender, Anteros, SEA GIRLS, LOWES, Easy Life,

Wooden Barn Stage

Fickle Friends (Special Acoustic Performance), Jade Bird, Freya Ridings, Matt Maltese, Mullally, Jones, JC Stewart,
FOURS, Lola Young Music,



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