A FOURTH music venue has been added for this year’s popular Home Farm Fest, which takes place from Friday to Sunday, June 6-8, providing even more music and entertainment for your money!

Named ‘Avant Garde’, it will be located in the Home Farm Cider Barn and will provide a broad range of music and music-related activity for all the family. The bulk of the Avant Garde programme will be made up of 15 minute acoustic solo and duo performances to give an organised ‘open mic’ atmosphere.

New for 2014 and also on the bill at Avant Garde, there will be children's discos on the Friday and Saturday nights run by teenage DJ Will Geeson. The Yeovil based company Dance Factory will run a two hour dance workshop on Saturday afternoon, where those who join in will learn a choreographed dance routine that will be performed at the end of the session. Then later on the Saturday night there will be a glamorous Burlesque dance performance.

In addition, the opening night of the Home Farm Fest, traditionally known as ‘Posh Frocks and Wellies’, has been renamed this year as ‘Posh Frocks and Flipflops’ following confirmation that Gandys Flipflops will be at this year’s event, selling their famous flipflops at a special discounted festival rate.

Gandys was created by brothers Rob and Paul after they lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami – the same tragedy that led to the creation of the Piers Simon Appeal charity, which runs the Home Farm Fest. 10% of all Gandys profits go directly into the Gandys Foundation, whose sole purpose is to support children in need of basic essentials such as shelter, nutrition, medication and education.

Home Farm Fest takes place from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th June and is a family-friendly outdoor music festival. Now in its ninth year, it raises money for Somerset disaster relief charity the Piers Simon Appeal and its ‘School in a Bag’ initiative, which provides rucksacks full of stationery, learning resources and eating utensils to poor, orphan and disaster-affected children. So far it has helped almost 45,000 vulnerable children and the money raised over the Home Farm Fest weekend will help the charity continue its life-changing work around the world.

Tickets can be purchased online until 3.00pm on Friday 6th June, with tickets bought on the door priced at £5 extra per ticket. To buy tickets and view the full line-up of music and entertainment, visit the Home Farm Fest website at www.homefarmfest.co.uk.