About the Festival

Back again for another year on the weekend of the

11th-13th August 2023

This will be Gwatkin Cider’s tenth Down on the Farm Festival. The Festival started as a one day event in 2012 and then expanded to a three day festival in 2013. The owner of Gwatkin Cider, Denis Gwatkin has played in several bands since his teenage years with most of the practice sessions and performances being at the farm.

Our aim is to give local up and coming bands the opportunity to play live on stage alongside more established names on the live music circuit.

Over the last few years we have managed to book the superbly entertaining Dr & The Medics, the fantastic tribute act Hats off to Led Zeppelin, Guns n’ Roses Experience, Dr Feelgood , Bootleg Blondie, folk-punk legends Sons of Clogger, the fuel injected rockabilly band The Delray Rockets, Under A Banner, Artstar, Headsticks, local favourites the BBC Acoustic band ……the list goes on.

We have a second stage, called “The Garden Stage” which showcases a variety of acoustic bands and solo artists throughout the weekend.

All of this is under cover, so the weather won’t dull our enthusiasm.