Farr Festival have revealed the second wave of live acts and performers to grace the Hertfordshire-based festival this July.
Keeping true to picking genuine selectors they’ve invited Glasgow-based Sub Club affiliated duo Optimo and Dutch maverick Young Marco to the Farr Forest to create a truly unforgettable musical experiences. D-Bridge (of Bad Company) and accomplice Skeptical present their own stage at Farr, expect a full-on assault of dub plates and spin backs.
Auntie Flo presents a live electronic set, rooted in his acclaimed album ‘Theory Of Flo’, fusing genres new and old for a truly unique encounter. Mixing nuggets of funk, hip-hop and high-octane rock from the musical coalface and throwing in a few chunks of Balkan brass, ska and contemporary jazz for good measure, the Hackney Colliery Band’s set promises to be as diverse as the London borough that gave them their name.
UK-based band Afriquoi combine house, calypso, hip-hop, soul and jungle, whilst 9-piece band K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade present a live and infectious fusion of African rhythms, funk, soul and reggae. Expect inexhaustible energy, moments of soulful calm and pinnacles of ecstatic mayhem, plus some dance moves, you’ve definitely never seen before.
Finally, Sub Club’s Harri x Jasper James are set to flex their dynastic musical muscle together with a special father x son back to back session.
These acts join an already striking line-up including a 6-hour back-to-back sessions with Ben UFO x Joy Orbison x Midland, plus sets from Gilles Peterson, Move D, Jeremy Underground, Max Cooper, Paranoid London (live), ItaloJohnson, Helena Hauff, Detroit Swindle, Hunee, Job Jobse, Moomin, FunkinEven, Mike Dunn, Evan Baggs, Ben Pearce and Maurice Fulton.