Farmers Weekly is hosting the all-new Young Farmers Festival, a music experience for the young rural community.
The weekend extravaganza will feature music, sports and plenty of partying. Buy tickets, get more information and register your interest by signing up for festival email updates by visiting the official Young Farmers Festival website.
Here’s the latest information on the 2020 Young Farmers Festival, including when and where it is being held, how you can get tickets and what you can expect.
What is the Young Farmers Festival all about?
The festival has been designed as a celebration of the amazing contribution made to the rural community by young people from across the British isles.
Listen to music, dance the night away with our special guest DJ’s and bands and enjoy some drinks. Bring out your competitive side with sports we have lined up throughout the weekend.
If you’re in the mood to relax you can unwind with a yoga class and a massage or sit back and enjoy a movie at our outdoor cinema.
You’ll be making memories with your mates, meeting new people and partying hard – that’s what the big weekend is all about. It’s the biggest pre-harvest extravaganza.
We get that you value time away from the farm, so that’s why this festival has been designed to give you that buzz of being a million miles away from work.
This year, you’ll find the festival based around two fun-packed worlds – Urban Escape and Island Paradise. Will it be a beer at the container bar or a cocktail on the beach? You decide!
Several stages will provide you with different musical entertainment throughout the festival weekend. The Main Stage, Island Paradise stage, Urban Escape stage, The Retreat, Half Acre sports field and more are all there for you to explore throughout your time with us.
Whatever you’re into there’s always something going on. Here’s just some of the acts booked so far (head to the main website for details of the full line up).
We are proud to be working with NFYFC as our brand partner and FCN as our charity partner. As part of the NFYFC brand partnership, a percentage of YFC tickets sold will go back to each county club for further club developments.
Do I have to be a member of a Young Farmers Club?
Nope, you don’t need to be a YFC member. This festival is for all young people who have a specific interest in farming, so you don’t have to be a farmer to come along.
Speaking to Farmers Weekly, NFYFC’s chief officer James Eckley said the festival is a great event for young farmers to come together.
“The Young Farmers Festival looks as if it will provide a fun environment for young people from the rural community to meet up and to get away from the day job, whilst taking part in a varied programme of events,” he said.
“We all want to celebrate the people who play such an important part in building a successful UK farming industry and this could be a great occasion to reach out to a wider audience – everyone’s potentially a young farmer, they just might not be aware of it yet”.
Is there an age restriction for the Young Farmers Festival?
The festival is for anybody who is aged 18 or older on 19 June 2020. There is no upper age limit, but remember that this is a festival designed specifically with young people in mind.
The rule is, if you’re old enough to have kids who can attend then you’re probably too old.
When is the Young Farmers Festival being held?
The festival will kick off Friday, 19 June 2020 and will finish on Sunday, 21 June 2020.
The festival main arena will open on Friday afternoon at 3pm with three full days of music with 3 stages and over 60 acts getting the party started until the early hours.
Saturday and Sunday will bring full days of activities with the option to leave Sunday evening or get some rest and head back home on Monday when the campsite closes at 12pm.
Where is it being held?
The Young Farmers Festival will be held at the Offchurch Bury Estate in Warwickshire – nice and central so that nobody has to trek too far.
Young Farmers Festival: Full address
Offchuch Bury Estate
How do I buy tickets and how much are they?
All tickets include pretty much everything – camping, parking and access to all the awesome entertainment. All you need to bring is a tent, your party attitude and spending money for food and drinks.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on the Young Farmers Festival website.
NFYFC, SAYFC and YFCU members
- £125 – a discount negotiated by NFYFC for all YFC members. We will extend this limited-time offer to members of SAYFC and YFCU. You will be required to show your membership card upon entry.
- Tell us which county your YFC is in when booking tickets and we’ll donate 10% of the ticket price back to your county club.
- £150 – standard advanced ticket for non UK YFC member
Advanced day tickets
- £40 – Friday day ticket
- £80 – Saturday day ticket
- £80 – Sunday day ticket
On the day
- £200 – weekend ticket (including UK YFC members)
- £60 – Friday day ticket
- £120 – Saturday day ticket
- £120 – Sunday day ticket
Can I bring a caravan or campervan to the festival?
Absolutely – we’ve got space for up to 50 caravans and campervans on the festival site, so be quick if you want to bring one.
Caravan and campervan pitches costs £25.
What about parking on site?
Parking will be open from 10am on Friday, 19th June 2020 and the festival gates will open at midday to welcome you for the weekend.
Can I perform/trade at the festival?
There are many ways you can get involved at this year’s Young Farmers Festival. If you would like to apply to get involved as a performer, trader, musician, comedian or DJ, you can apply using the forms on the Young Farmers Festival website.
So is this an official NFYFC event?
Farmers Weekly is proud to be working with NFYFC as the festival’s brand partner. As part of the NFYFC brand partnership, a percentage of YFC tickets sold will go back to each county club for further club developments.
Is there overnight camping? What if I don’t fancy camping?
Yes, there is full weekend camping. Campervan spaces are available, but are limited in number. Camping is great fun and free with your ticket but if it’s not your thing, there are also a number of lovely hotels, B&B’s and farmhouses nearby, and taxis to get you to and from site.
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Can I bring my own food and drink?
Campers are welcome to bring food and drink to the campsite. There will be several bars available throughout the main arena to purchase alcoholic and soft drinks.
You may bring your own alcohol into the campsite, and there will also be free and clean drinking water available throughout the entire site. A wide variety of food options will be brought to you by UK diversified farmers handpicked by Farmers Weekly.
There will be limits to the amount of alcohol allowed in the campsite, please see the Ts&Cs for further information.
What time do the bars open?
The bars will be open from midday and you can bring your own drink to the campsite. Cheers!
Can I bring my pet?
As much as we love pets, things would get a little chaotic if every man and his dog came along.
So we’ve decided the men (and women) can come, but the dogs must stay at home. Guide and assistance dogs are, of course, welcome.
What about the facilities?
Plenty of quality toilets and showers will be available throughout the campsite and Main Arena. Welfare tents, First Aid and Medical services as well as security will be on site 24/7 to ensure event safety and security.
Is the festival wheelchair accessible?
The site is generally suitable for wheelchairs, but please be aware that the festival is a completely outdoor event in fields that could pose problems for mobility (particularly in wet weather). Find out more on the Young Farmers Festival website.
Are there cashpoints on site?
There will be no cash points on the festival site. We will be accepting card payments for the main bars, but please do ensure you have enough cash for the weekend.
Who do I contact about lost property?
Any lost property that has been handed to the festival organisers on site will be collected and kept safe.
If you have lost something, please email a detailed description of the lost item(s), along with a contact telephone number, to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know if it has been found.
Still not answered all your questions?
If you’ve got a query, check out the Young Farmers Festival website for full details. Be sure to follow the festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for further updates. Be sure to check out the Facebook event too.