More acts sign up for farm festival

MUSIC bosses have today announced the latest acts to sign up to Suffolk’s newest festival.

Four-piece post punk revival band the Futureheads and popular Radio 1 DJ and broadcaster Jo Whiley will both be playing at this year’s Harvest at Jimmy’s.

The two-day festival, which is run by celebrity pig farmer Jimmy Doherty at his farm just outside Ipswich, is happening on September 11 and 12.

As well as a string of top musical performances it also celebrates the region’s love of food with a variety of produce, displays and demonstrations.

Last year’s inaugural event, which was nominated for Best New Festival and Family Festival awards at the UK Festival Awards 2009, was a sell out success and organisers are hoping that 2010 proves just as popular.

The Futureheads, who are from Sunderland, are receiving a lot of air play on national radio and will be performing on the main stage on the Saturday.

Meanwhile Ms Whiley – who visited the festival last year –will be playing a special DJ set on the same stage on Sunday night.

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She said: “I love the way it feels. It’s so intimate and everyone is so friendly, just like a fete. It’s a farm to take your kids to and then you have fantastic music as well, it’s great.”

Bosses have already announced other acts including The Zutons, Newton Faulkner, sibling trio Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Kate Rusby, Son Of Dave and Mexican new-folkers Vadoinmessico.

Meanwhile there will also be a variety of traders from farmers’ markets, cooking master classes and demonstrations from Michelin starred chefs and popular TV personalities.

For the children there will be a special field of delights that includes everything from a pirate adventure and woodland crafts to den building and an exclusive with “Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play”.

This year there will also be a campsite so people can soak up the atmosphere for the whole weekend. For the latest line-up and tickets visit

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