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It’s difficult to reflect upon Farr without immediately mentioning its size.
Petite in its 5,000 person capacity and in its boutique woodland setting, this two-and-a-half day party just thirty minutes from London promises a particularly intimate style of hedonism that its larger scale counterparts could only dream of achieving. But then you have its line-up. Having previously hosted DJ Koze, Âme and Erol Alkan, its 2016 bookings once again proved its prowess as amongst the vanguards of electronic music-focussed festivals.
There’s a cohesiveness to Farr which sets it apart from many other festivals of its calibre, perhaps due somewhat to its comparatively shorter schedule which makes no room for energy levels to deplete. Though Thursday night teased in the rest of the weekend with music cutting off before midnight, Detroit Swindle’s hip-shaking, synth-infused drum grooves and classic vintage cuts like Inner City’s Good Life set the tone for the crowd pleasing weekend ahead.
Check out the rest of the review of Farr Festival over at Crack Mag.