It’s all happening this Bank Holiday weekend down at Wirral’s Claremont Farm, where the Farm Feast festival is set to entertain thousands of visitors on Sunday May 25 and Monday May 26. The event started a few years back as the Wirral Food and Drink Festival, but it’s now a much bigger and broader family festival, with a tremendous range of activities each day and a separate, stand-alone music event on the Sunday night.
During the day there’s still a big emphasis on food and drink, with a farmers market, cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs and local food experts, a Bake Off competition, a Beer and Cider Festival and stands featuring numerous food and drink producers and exhibitors. But there’s also music from local bands on two daytime stages, a dedicated children’s area with activities such as bushcraft and puppet-making, a Vintage Village celebrating all things retro from clothes to music, food and dance, a farming area with live calves, pigs and horses, and a sheep show!
Ticket prices for the daytime festival are very reasonable. Advance tickets are (on the gate prices in brackets): Adults £5 (£6.50); Children under 16 £2.50 (£3.50); Children under 4 free; Family (2 adults, 2 children) £12 (£16). Weekend tickets covering both days are also available.
On Sunday evening (7 – 11pm) the Livestock music event has an exciting line-up of acts led by former Joy Division and New Order band member Peter Hook, with his band The Light. Their set will feature many Joy Division and New Order classics. Three highly rated acts complete the bill: Dan Croll, Stealing Sheep and Soho Riots. Tickets are £15 advance, £20 on the door.
For more information on Farm Feast, visit www.farmfeast.co.uk