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!
We are proud to be working with NFYFC as our brand partner and FCN as our charity parnter. 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.
A vast majority of survey participants have told us these dates are suitable – there does seem to be a gap in the diary over this weekend.
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 will they cost?
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.
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.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Campers are welcome to bring food and drink to the campsite. A wide selection of food and drink will be available for purchase in the Festival Village, where festival-goers will not be permitted to bring their own alcohol for consumption.
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 close?
Main bars will be open from midday until midnight each day. 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.
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.