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September Festivals 2022 (2)

Saturday 17th September 2022

This weekend marks our last two festivals of the summer. Tomorrow we play in Skegness as part of the Replay Music Weekend and today we’re off to Yorkshire to play in the grounds of Wentworth Woodhouse, a Grade I listed country house in the village of Wentworth, in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham.

We were due at the venue at 5.30 so we planned to leave around 1.30.

Our film for the day was…

We travelled through some lovely countryside on the way…

Crowden and Chew Reservoir

In the film, the Beatles were having a pint.

This reminded us that we needed to find a nice local pub for lunch.

The King & Miller, Deepcar, Sheffield.

The King & Miller is a family & dog friendly pub with cosy indoor seating areas and a spacious outdoor beer garden, so we can accommodate you whatever the weather! Farmers Ales served from just £2.80 a pint and a warm welcome, what’s not to like!

Our driver dropped us off outside and we hurried in for a pint!

Keith and I had the Farmers Pale Ale

A distinctive fruity pale ale, well balanced with a powerful floral bouquet, full-bodied and a predominantly dry aftertaste.

The others went for the Farmers Blonde!

This award winning, very pale brilliant blonde beer has citrus and summer fruit aromas making it an extremely refreshing and ‘easy drinking’ ale.

The food was very tasty.

Saucy

Two pints later, we set off to find the bus…

The crew were travelling separately

After that, it didn’t seem to take too long to get to our destination.

It has the longest façade of any country home in Europe at over 600 feet in length. It is more than twice the length of Buckingham Palace; the physical footprint of the house is enormous!

We were ushered in to our boutique dressing room…

then went straight out to have a look around the festival site.

🤩

The queue for the Queen (tribute band)

We watched a few songs from Bulsara & His Queenies…

An unknown fan

Then headed over to the New Music Stage to watch The Rosadocs!

They were great and we were also spotted in the audience!

We decided against an axe throwing contest

We headed backstage for a quick tour of the house.

The house nowadays is used frequently by film producers, it has been used in the big screen feature, Downton Abbey, and the drama, Gentleman Jack for the BBC.

The Christians were up next…

They went down brilliantly and later on we met up with Gary.

Not long now till we were on stage so we cracked on with todays rider beer which was Peroni Red…

Peroni Red is a darker, more hoppy take on their popular lager. Produced with 100% Italian Malt, it retains the same great refreshment with moderate bitterness and balanced hops and malt.

The crowd were building up nicely!

At last we’re on!

Videos provided by Farm fan Gary

The crowd were great and we went down a storm!

We were all starving so we headed out to get some food.

The duck wrap was a favourite

Then we watched Heather Small from front and side of stage.

After a while it was time to get to our hotel in Rotherham so we left the festival site.

Just time for a nightcap before our journey to Skegness in the morning.

What a great day out it was!

Sunday 18th September 2022

Today we’re off to the Replay Music Weekender at Butlin’s, Skegness.

But first… breakfast!

Great breakfast at the hotel and everyone was ready to leave at 11 for the journey to Skegness.

The journey would take about 2 hours but once we’d got off the motorways it was a pleasant drive. Alex was telling us that her grandparents live not too far away from Skegness.

Eventually we arrived at our destination

Inside the big top it was enormous!

We thought we’d have a look around…

The Wash😟

It was a bit cold so we headed back

Everton were playing West Ham so we thought we’d meet up with Keith and Peter who were watching the game in Hotshots…

We had photos taken with quite a few fans watching the football😀

After the game we fancied something to eat and drink so we went back to the dressing room.

Vesuvius Pizza from Ludo’s Italian

The taste of Peroni Nastro Azzurro is distinctive, crisp and refreshing. You’ll find it has a notable citrus aroma and a pale, golden colour reminiscent of Prosecco.
It is gently brewed to give you an intensely crisp, refreshing taste with that unmistakable touch of Italian style.

We needed to find our apartment to drop our bags off and get changed.

Cell block H

It wasn’t too bad actually but time was getting on and we needed to get back.

Which way do we go?

Eventually we found the dressing room.

You’ve got 5 minutes!

Time to head for the stage!

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Crowd were fantastic!

What a gig!

Fantastic reaction from the crowd!!!

We all really enjoyed the gig and went out into the complex to have a drink.

These girls had come to see us wearing farmyard themed fancy dress!
Wurzel Hunter

Alex was dancing with a cow!

We heard Aswad were playing so we headed over to Reds bar…

They were great and after that we watched Trevor Nelson…

It ended up a great night and we spoke to loads of fans but as time wore on we were getting more knackered so we decided it best to navigate our way back to the apartment before it was too late.

Another great day out though!

Monday 19th September 2022

After a good nights sleep in our camp, we got ourselves ready and headed out to find breakfast.

Fortunately for us we stumbled upon a lovely couple who had really enjoyed the weekend. They told us the breakfast was only available until 10.30 because of the bank holiday.

Where’s your shades when you need them?

We found the canteen just in time as the staff were about to clear everything away!

Nice sausages

We needed to clear our heads and walk the breakfast off so we headed out towards the beach.

Dramatic

Eventually we arrived back at the apartments where our bus was waiting for us.

We got on the bus and decided to go straight back to Liverpool as we thought a lot of pubs would be shut because of the bank holiday.

Instead we watched the complete series of Blackadder II which is still incredibly funny.

After that we made ourselves comfortable, closed our eyes and reflected on what had been a great couple of days. A fitting end to our season of festivals.

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