#CocoLive: Barn on the Farm Festival, Gloucester

Spending the weekend at Barn on the Farm Festival, Gloucester... Last month I made the journey from Norfolk to Over farm in Gloucester to experience my first Barn on [...]

Spending the weekend at Barn on the Farm Festival, Gloucester...

Last month I made the journey from Norfolk to Over farm in Gloucester to experience my first Barn on the Farm festival, and I can safely say that my first experience won’t be my last, because WOW – what a weekend!

Ben and I packed up with festival snacks and baby wipes a plenty and set off Friday lunchtime, we arrived at the festival and pitched up our tent (with extra thanks to our neighbours for their help haha!), we made our way to the arena to check out the layout. 

On Friday afternoon we were treated to a beautiful performance by Plested on the intimate barn stage – we only discovered Plested at the festival and have been firm fans ever since; we can’t get enough of Worthy of You and Either You Love Me Or You Don’t – get them both added to your playlist; you won’t regret it!

After a couple of duck wraps for dinner and a quick change from travelling we headed over to the main stage to catch James Bay as the sunset and it was such a magical set – just one man and his guitar, blowing the audience away song by song – what a night!

After a rather rainy start Saturday morning (what’s a UK festival without a little rain, huh?), we went in search of coffee and some breakfast buns (the food and drink offerings at the festival were GREAT – think boutique food & gin carts!), Saturday afternoon was for wood fired pizzas and acoustic sets from Maverick Sabre (just as incredible as you’d imagine FYI!). 

As the day went on we caught acts from Amber Run, Cassio and headline act Bombay Bicycle Club. Ben and I adored the festival, it was so well laid out, there was a really lovely vibe (super family friendly too), intimate performances from some of the best up and coming (and established) alternative acts. We’re hooked and can’t wait to return to Barn on The Farm in 2023!

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