Barn on the Farm Sunday, 7th July, 2019

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The final day of the festival awakens with the warm sun, drying out the rain soaked ground. As tired zombie bodies queue up for coffee we saunter around the stages, excited by the big day ahead. Saturday was a monumental day, but we know the Farm has secrets for us today. 

Celebrating its 10th year, Barn on the Farm kicks off Sunday with a jolt of high flying energy. Just the kick we needed, our tired bodies were energised with the sonic boom. Over the Sunday we caught a handful of incredible acts, ranging from pure rock to stripped down singer songwriter to experimental electronics. A surprise show by George Ezra was the perfect addition to an already packed day! The night ended with Maggie Rogers, an electric performance from the transcendental pop superstar.

Saturday was the perfect festival day; perfect weather paired with a perfect string of acts produced an ethereal day that perfectly rounded out our festival experience. Barn on the Farm celebrated 10 years of existence with an incredible few days of musical masterpiece. It is not hard to see why it is one of our top festivals each year; the familial atmosphere, the well curated lineup, and the all around brilliance that is Barn on the Farm never disappoints!

 

Only the Poets: our Sunday kicked off with a rowdy bang as Only the Poets took to the sun scorched Outdoor Stage for a rousing show. No strangers to the Farm, Only the Poets are fan favourites and it’s clear why. Their punchy rock infused tunes and expressive style are dance inducing, so despite the heat we were on our feet. Riding sonic waves the band delivered a myriad of sonic rock exploration, giving us bits of energy and bits of breathy releases. A perfect start to Sunday, Only the Poets delivered a punchy rock set that woke us all up.  

Whenyoung: picking up the rock tempo is female fronted, new age rock Whenyoung. A fresh taste on the tired rock scene, Whenyoung brought charisma to the Outdoor Stage. With whining riffs and rolling drums each song brought a punch of sound and rock angst making it a punchy set. 

Ten Tonnes: no stranger to the Barn on the Farm stage, Tonnes brought his genre defying sound to the main stage. As Tonnes rumbled through hit after hit, giant beach balls emerged, the scene was set for a festival party. Tonnes music is a bit rock, a bit grunge. With hints of pop and blues his music packs energy and joviality, a mishmash of tones that are delightfully wound together. We always get excited when Tonnes is on the lineup and his performance did not disappoint. Rhys Lewis: bringing that sort of sweet singer songwriter ethos to the Outdoor Stage, Lewis brought sentimentality back to the festival. Fans clearly l led Lewis set, singing along loudly with each lyric. As a light breeze swirled around the hay filled field, Lewis sweet sultry sound lulled us into nirvana. Youngr: talk about a man who does it all, the immensely talented Youngr is alone on the main stage, a complex rig holding every instrument imaginable circles around. Crafting electro pop his music is dance infused perfection. Drums thud through, accompanied by layered tracks that give him that big band sound. Youngr makes it look like east, an almost effortless stream of sound that would leave most of us breathless and confused. His musical talent is only trumped by his engaging stage presence. Beaming with enthusiasm and positivity his set is a master class in music perfection and if you ever have the chance to catch him play, make sure you book those tickets! 

Fatherson: a lull in the sunny afternoon found many festivals goers lounging in the sunny field near the Outdoor Stage. The wear and tear of the festival weekend was beginning to show, no amount of coffee or beer could fix it. Luckily Fatherson emerged with brightly coloured suits to infuse our tired bodies with an energetic jolt. With swooping rock flair Fatherson’s set was a bombastic explosion of brilliance; their onstage energy seeped into every chord and every note, captivating everyone in the vicinity. Fatherson quickly became a favourite set for our weekend, we can’t wait to catch more! 

Lewis Capaldi: a hot commodity in the music world, Capaldi is slowly cementing his status as the next big thing in music. We caught Capaldi a few months ago at the O2 Institute and since then his debut album has launched him into pop stardom. Gracing the Farm and dressed as a “sexy priest” Capaldi’s set intermixed his jovial Scottish humour with his deeply resonating voice, a comedy and musical experience that was unforgettable. As always it’s exciting to catch Capaldi at smaller gigs, it is perhaps the last opportunity to catch the star before his behemoth launch into eternal stardom. George Ezra: with a surprise set, Ezra returns to the Farm to celebrate its 10years of existence. In typical George fashion the show is an intimate refraction of his album Staying at Tamara’s, a swirling vortex of pure pop rock frivolity and Ezra’s booming voice. In ecstatic glee his set is warm and friendly, a sort of intimacy despite the massive main stage setting. We are fans of Ezra’s sound and set, and are so glad to have him back at the Farm. 

Maggie Rogers: with unparalleled electricity Rogers runs around the stage, a free flowing ecstatic energy that is bombastic and stirring. We have been fans of Maggie for a while, transfixed when she took the Arena stage with Mumford and Sons we had high expectations for this set, and she certainly did not disappoint. With massive hits like intertwining with Rogers and band wowed fans with her ethereal expose. Vulnerable at times, powerful in others, the pop princess destroyed the headlining slot leaving us wanting more. 

 

Review and Photos: Kylie McCormick

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