Interview: Farmfest organiser Simon Arnoldi talks independent festivals and DIY ethics

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خيار ثنائي مع باي بال “It was just down this tiny little road, almost impossible to find,” says Arnoldi. “It was quite organic… It was a quite a new thing at that time. A few years later we discovered there was like Secret Garden Party and all these others, they all had that same idea of, ‘Screw all of this getting Carling forced down your throat and sitting in the ‘Carling’ tent...’ It was a real backlash to that way of doing things. We wanted something for younger people, which was sweeter without being too hippy.”

خيارات تداول الفوركس Simon ArnoldiTo keep their loyal community in check, Arnoldi and his team have made sure the crowd is now ‘consciously capped’ at 5,000. As a result, tickets are always in demand and each year selling-out is always on the cards. This also means there tends to be less wastage than other festivals, encouraging a more eco-friendly vibe and allowing the organizers more flexibility to do as they please. “You can bang on about being environmentally friendly, but if you’re a big festival, then by-proxy your un-environmentally friendly. So, I guess by keeping it small and staying away from corporate sponsorship, which we always have done, means we haven’t got huge budgets. We have a strong engineering-centered team too, so we’ve always repurposed quite a lot of second-hand materials. It’s a bit like scrapheap challenge – like we’ve got this plywood and just pull all the nails out and make something, rather than buying some nice stuff that’s four times the price!”

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هذه الصفحة Simon Arnoldi“We started all this when we were 23/24 so we really didn’t have that in mind at all. But within a couple of years, when we moved to the new site in the second year, I think because of the people and space, naturally, families started coming. So, then we started putting things on for kids - like having a little kids tent and stuff like that. Families just kept coming back and enjoying it and after 5 years we were like, ‘Well we are kind of a family festival as well,’ so we’ve adapted to that and embraced it while still keeping this party element – like http://gl5.org/?prikolno=%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%AA-%D8%A3%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A&4ae=0c Shapes doing a house and techno tent, but you’ve got kids in there and there’s enough space. The crowd has always been really conscious of that mix. It’s really nice, I guess it’s like Glastonbury on a smaller scale.”

يمكنك محاولة هذه This year headliners included  http://theshopsonelpaseo.com/?syzen=%D9%83%D9%8A%D9%81-%D9%8A%D8%AA%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%84-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B0%D9%87%D8%A8&bcf=56 Roots Manuva and جرب هذا Squarepusher with his latest project موقعهم الإلكتروني Shobaleader One - a mesmerizing light show with "warped electronic melodies", as well as a host of other fantastic acts: “That idea of ‘play’ has filtered through to our bookings, so every band has energy and are doing something different.”

With a planned year off in 2018, it's likely people will want to be involved more than ever when the festival returns in 2019. Check back soon for our full review of Farmfest 2017 and find out more about the festival on their official website.

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