New artists discovered at Gloucester's Barn on the Farm Festival
FORGET Glastonbury and V Festival, it is all happening at the Barn on the Farm Festival this summer instead.
The Gloucestershire festival is an intimate, folk-orientated music festival started in 2010 by founder Joshua Sanger and with a reputation for finding new music first.
Film-maker Joshua came up with the idea so he could raise enough money to go to Bangladesh. But did not realise just how successful the festival would be. Four years on, Barn on the Farm Festival at Over Farm is still going strong.
Joshua said: "Brit award winners Ed Sheeran was discovered at this festival. To think he started off on the farm is ridiculous. I did some work with him and thought he was really good."
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Performances in the past few years have included Gabrielle Aplin, who covered The Power of Love for the John Lewis Christmas advert, and current chart-toppers Bastille.
Joshua said: "I enjoy discovering the undiscovered artists and that is the most humble part of the job for me.
"The first year did not have a massive turnout but it has done really well since."
This year the festival is taking place over the weekend of Friday, July 5 to Saturday, July 8 at Over Farm, Gloucester. Joshua said: "The Friday is usually intimate and we only have 200 people. This year we have already sold out for the Friday but we still have tickets available for Saturday and Sunday."
More than 50 bands will be performing at this year's festival, including Matt Corby and Benjamin Francis.
Although it attracts a younger audience, Joshua added: "My mum and dad usually come along and they have a royal of a time."
Tickets, which cost £60, can be brought online at www.barnonthefarm.co.uk.