Ghostpoet and Art Brut among the acts to perform at the Bruton music festival "Farmfestival" in July
The cooler than a cucumber wordsmith Ghostpoet will be performing at this year's Farmfestival in Bruton alongside the wonderful story telling rock legends Art Brut this summer.
In 2006, a small group of friends native to the county made the decision to host an intimate, cost-effective festival for their friends as an alternative to the events dominating the English summer.
Farmfestival's subsequent success has seen attendances grow organically through word of mouth, from an initial 400 to its capped 4,500 capacity.
Year after year, loyal followers and newbies alike make their way down to its countryside home at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, for the promise of wallet-friendly good times and acts on the cusp of stardom, acts such as Friendly Fires, Egyptian Hip Hop, Submotion Orchestra and Man Like Me, all of whom have played previously.
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Ghostpoet, accompanied by his live band, will be performing material from his forthcoming album Some Say I So I Say Light along with all the best bits from his acclaimed debut Peanutbutter Blues and Melancholy Jam for which he was nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2011.
The MC became involved with music while attending university.
He was a member of a grime collective but eventually gravitated toward a less energetic production sound and MC'ing style, introduced on 2010's The Sound of Strangers, a self-released four-track missive that caught the ear of BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.
Last month he premiered MSI MUSMID on Gilles Peterson's Saturday BBC 6Music show; a teaser track from his second album. The sophomore album was co-produced with Richard Formby and will be released in May.
It is exactly ten, sweet long years ago that Art Brut first sat down in a room together to raise the musical bar. Ten years of heartache, ten years of beauty, ten years of booze related injuries.
With four albums under their belt, Bang Bang Rock & Roll (2005), It's a Bit Complicated (2007), Art Brut vs. Satan (2009) and Brilliant! Tragic! (2011), the band is set to release a double-disc 'best of entitled' Art Brut: Top Of The Pops.
Other acts confirmed for Farmfestival 2013 include The Skints, DJ Die, Reeps One, Son of Dave, Typesun, Mt Wolf, Nimmo & The Gauntletts, DJ Woody, Leftside Wobble, Laidblak and The Fire Beneath the Sea.
The festival remains adamantly sponsor-free, the lo-fi DIY aesthetic combining with the genre busting music policy to create the unique atmosphere.
It also looks to celebrate its surroundings with the best local fare and organic Somerset ciders and ales.
Adult weekend tickets for Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 cost £50 and includes free camping and parking.
Profits will be donated to charities Practical Action, Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance and The British Stammering Association.