4:41pm Thursday 7th June 2012
By Steve Sowden
THE Piers Simon Appeal has announced an impressive line-up of music and attractions for the seventh annual Home Farm Fest this weekend in South Somerset.
Festivalgoers can have a weekend of fun at the same time as raising vital funds to help the disaster relief and School in a Bag charity continue its life-changing work worldwide.
The three-day music extravaganza on June 8-10 caters for all tastes, whether your flavour is melodic acoustic anthems, raw, unplugged folk or face-melting classic rock.
The festival takes place in the orchards of the PSA HQ at Home Farm, Chilthorne Domer, near Yeovil.
The organisers have added a host of new attractions to the family, fun-filled rocking charity event.
The new Orchard Stage, boasting 14 performance slots, will operate between band changeovers on the Dutch Barn Stage, and organisers hope festivalgoers will migrate between the two.
A series of market stalls will occupy the orchard space next to the new avenue walkway.
Enter the Bear Shack and you could come out with a completely new look thanks to its clothing swap shop and face painting.
You could even check in for a massage from Sorrel de la Hay.
Friday’s ‘Posh Frocks and Wellies’ night has a hint of folk, jazz and pop this year to enhance a party atmosphere.
Saturday is bursting at the seams with a music programme of 19 live bands across the two stages.
The day starts with a trio of melodic acoustic bands from Sussex, progressing through to some fantastic pop and soul courtesy of 12-piece DT8 with the night headlined by the returning Exeter-based band Thick as Thieves, whose 2010 performance had the crowd in raptures.
Sunday’s 11am to 3.30pm programme boasts seven live acts, including Dub Liberators, BA22 (complete with PSA chairman Henry Simon on guitar), Cryin’ Out Loud and, finally, the Agusta Westland House Band with Home Farm Fest initiator Dave Jacklin on the drums.
For further information go to homefarmfest.co.uk and get yourselves a weekender ticket for £37.50.
Individual prices are £12.50 for Friday, £22.50 for all day Saturday and £12.50 for Sunday.
The festival is free for children under 13.
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