Gloucestershire's Barn On The Farm festival returns this summer (3-5 July) with The Staves and James Bay headlining. With its cosy capacity of 1500, festival director Joshua Sanger shows presents his personal picks from this year's bill.
James Bay – Scars "We spotted James very early on and have seen him make his way up from our third stage to headlining the entire festival. James is a true talent and our chosen track Scars reflects exactly that. It’s heart felt, carefully crafted music that deserves all the recognition it’s getting. James is an unstoppable force and we are incredibly proud to be a part of his journey."
Jack Garratt – Worry "Jack is a once in a generation – It’s hard to ignore a man that mixes genres like my Trinidadian relatives mix cocktails, basically he’s something else. If you haven’t come across him make sure you take a listen now!"
Rhodes – Morning "If like us, you are always craving that chilling sensation when a piece of music really hits your core, well then Rhodes is for you. It’s almost impossible to summarise the raw beauty that he is able to capture in his songwriting and phenomenal vocals. You’re just going to have to listen for yourself."
Amber Run – I Found "Amber Run are a firm Barn on the Farm favourite. Their performances are totally captivating and Joe's song writing and vocals are way beyond his years. If you want to see a band that will definitely get you singing along this one is for you."
Foy Vance – Feel For Me "We have been asking Foy Vance to come along to the festival for many years and we’re stupidly excited that this year it’s happening. It will be a magical moment hearing his voice sail around the wooden barn. We expect to be totally and utterly bowled over."
Nothing But Thieves – Ban All The Music "Nothing But Thieves are not our typical Barn on the Farm band but once you see them live you’ll realise why we couldn’t miss booking them. Time to let go and give it some."
Port Isla – In The Long Run "We just love this band and can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for them. Download their past EPs and fall in love like we have."
Osca – Illume "Clever song writing and great vocals - what more could you want? Keep an eye out for these guys, it’s going to be a big couple of years for them."
For, including the full line-up and latest ticket news, head to Barnonthefarm.co.uk.