Audio Farm Festival Returns for August 2018

As One Tribe Festival takes a fallow year, Audio Farm keeps to its ever evolving nomadic roots and reopens the gates under the original alias of Audio Farm Festival for its fifth year since 2013.

By Steven Pankhurst | April 9th '18

Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking borderland countryside, the festival takes to a brand new location this year at Shropshire’s Hopton Court, from the 30th August – 3rd September 2018.

Festival goers will see a host of world renowned DJ’s and performers descend upon the scenic setting of this Georgian country estate for a four-day, music and arts extravaganza with all profits going to charity.

Designed for the spiritually and musically conscious, the founders of Audio Farm Festival  are well known for their legendary electronic nights in Manchester’s Sound Control, Islington Mill, Hidden, Antwerp Mansion and the infamous ‘Dugout’ Area at Festival Number 6.

Operating as an independent, non-profit, non-corporate organism, the festival will help fund the work of The Green Paw Project, a charity that saves the lives of helpless and vulnerable animals in third world countries.

Featuring six stages that will cover a broad range of musical genres, from sun kissed House beats on the Sundance Stage and clinical Techno pulses in Home of the Drum, to sporadic breaks and rattling subs in the Depths of Bass, and the psychedelic beats of The Trip.

The Mandala Stage and The Nest is a galaxy of eclectic bands, world musicians, vocal acrobats and solo sirens that will take you to places both familiar and new, all interwoven with a rich tapestry of drumming collectives, circus performers and fire dancers, colouring the day and illuminating the night.

From Latin, Tribal and Afro Brazilian styles from Olive Tree Dance, to Belgian born Drum and Bass artist Alix Perez and globally renowned UK techno artist Blawan – the musical line-up showcases a depth of quality that so many other festivals fail to express

. Other highlights will also include, Paul Woolford, Kevin Saunderson, DJ Sneak, Special Request, LSB, Cari Lekebucsh, XDB, Jerome Hill, Lone, Dan Shake, Illum Sphere, along with many live performances including, Mobius Loop, Drum Machine, Beatniks, Hedge Gods, River Roots, Marc Constantine, and Tom Metlcalfe. Like 2017, The Trip will be hosted by Psytrance maestros Illuminaughty and Further Records. The full line-up across all stages is yet to be announced.

With family camping, circus workshops, arts and crafts and fire shows for the kids, in addition to a stunning walled garden setting that will provide the perfect retreat for yoga, meditation and holistic and alternative therapies such as Gong baths, Reiki, Shamanic Practises and massage, Audio Farm Festival certainly promises to be a truly transformational, immersive experience that transcends all ages and musical tastes.

Tickets are priced from £85 for the full four days and are available here

Audio Farm invites you to a uniquely curated event this May bank holiday as a warm up to the festival, as some of the true legends of the motor city descend on Manchester for our Masters of Detroit House & Techno special. The event will take place on the 4th May from 11pm – 4am at Hidden with DJ Bone, DJ Rolando, Mike Huckaby, Roberto, Audio Farmers.

Tickets are priced from £12 available here.