Lounge on the Farm announce Dexys, Ghostpoet, Summer Camp, Slow Club & more




has announced new additions including Dexys, Ghostpoet, Summer Camp, Slow Club, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Theme Park, and more. They have also announced Playhouse Comedy Stage’s initial line up.


Boutique festival Lounge on the Farm is excited to announce new additions to the 2012 line-up, including legendary British 80s pop super group Dexys, who will be making only one other festival appearance this summer. The band will be playing new hits from their highly anticipated fourth studio album One Day I’m Going to Soar which is the first set for release on 4th June as well as old classics such as ‘Come On Eileen’.

Indie alt-pop duo Summer Camp will be coming down to the farm armed with tunes from their critically acclaimed debut album “Welcome To Condale”. Fellow Moshi Moshi signing Slow Club and London four-piece Theme Park have also been added to the bill. Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet will be bringing his eclectic sound to the farm along with electronic hip hop act Sam Sure & Giacomo and multi-instrument playing siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis.

Other new additions to the line-up include solo guitarist Beans On Toast, The Wildes, Rae Morris, Karima Francis, Fountains, Murray James, Kito, yOb, Syd Arthur, The Pantomime Villians, Greater Varsa, Vadoinmessico and Scott McFarnon.

These exciting new additions join previously announced headliners The Charlatans, Brits Critics Choice award winner Emeli Sande and pop rockers The Wombats.

Lounge on the Farm is also thrilled to announce the initial line up for the Playhouse Comedy Stage which includes Andrew Maxwell, Paul Ince, Phil Kay and Terry Alderton. More names to follow soon.

Complete Line Up

Aluna George


Beans On Toast


Cave Painting

Charli XCX


Clean Bandit

Dani Groombridge

David Rodigan




Dub Pistols

Emeli Sandé


Fake Blood





Greater Varsa



Jake Bugg

Jaymo and Andy George

Jess Mills

Karima Francis


Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Man Like Me

Murray James

Mystery Jets

Niki and the Dove

Pale Seas

Pantomime Villains


Rae Morris

Roni Size

Roots Manuva

Roska and Jamie George


Sam Sure & Giacomo

Scott McFarnon

Scratch Perverts


Slow Club

Sound of Guns



Swiss Lips

Syd Arthur

The Charlatans

The Good Natured

The Heatwave

The Jacobs

The Milk

The Other Tribe

The Wombats

The Wildes

Theme Park

Toddla T



Various Cruelties



Lounge on the Farm was born in 2006 out of the desire to bring a unique slant to the UK summer festival market, and provide an event that promoted Kent and its many performers, musicians, traders and creative talents. It has been going from strength to strength ever since, winning “Best Line Up” at the 2009 UK Festival Awards and the “Sustainability” award in both 2008 and again in 2011 at the Greener Festival Awards. The gorgeous landscape of Merton Farm on which the festival is situated combines the very best elements for the ultimate British Summertime.

What’s new for 2012?

Lounge on the Farm prides itself on having a carefully selected array of food & drink options that go above and beyond the usual culinary offerings found at festivals. All food and drink on site is 100% locally sourced: the cows are raised all year on Merton Farm to become the superb burgers and steaks served on site and all the traditional ciders and ales served at the Meadows Bar are locally brewed. The award winning food market is set to return, featuring staple Lounge classics such as Al’s Hog Roast, Easy Nuh Caribbean Cuisine, MUU sushi, plus the acclaimed Farmhouse Restaurant will once again be relocating from its Canterbury HQ over to Merton Farm especially for the occasion.

The much loved Meadows Area will once again be transformed into a magical wonderland of pop up stalls, pieces and features from local students and Kent creatives, and a new forest pathway between the Main Arena and The Meadows will be constructed. Exciting plans are already in place for large scale art installations – more details of which to come.

Bigger for 2012, the Boutique on the Farm premiere camping area is set to include more pitches for Yurts, Bell Tents and Teepee’s, luxury toilets and showers, plus an appointed Boutique area manager to personally deal with all campers. Suppliers Sleeping Bells, Camping Under the Stars and Tommy’s Teepees will all be providing their beautiful structures to the farm – all all of which will be located in a totally new space on the site that is closer to the main action. Prices start at £395 for a 4 person Bell Tent.


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Ticket Info

Full priced tickets are available at £115.

Boutique camping starts at £395 for 4 persons.


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