UK: Farr Festival has revealed its new main stage for 2017, dubbed The Factory. The ‘super-size’ stage comprises 52 shipping containers arranged into a rectangle formation that will accommodate an audience of 2500. The Factory will also shelter a custom-built L-Acoustics sound system, apex stage, pulsating LED lighting rods, and a video mapping system.
The stage’s dedicated team of designers, made up of BoomTown alumni, is working tirelessly to morph the mundane reality of containerisation into a fully industrialised complex dedicated to unique live performances that will feature the likes of Todd Terje, Booka Shade, Nao, Red Axes, Submotion Orchestra, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Jordan Rakei, SG Lewis, Shanty, General Levy and more.
Stage hosts across the festival site included Abandon Silence, Brilliant Corners, Boy’s Own, Heist Recordings, Inverted Audio, ITT Group, Mister Saturday Night, Red Light Radio + Music From Memory, Ransom Note, Shadow City, and The Hydra.
Farr has also confirmed that it has received a new license, which permits increased sound levels across all six stages, and extended curfews on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Lastly, the festival will provide a dedicated shuttle bus service running every 30 minutes from Baldock train station to the festival.