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…
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.
Our driver dropped us off outside and we hurried in for a pint!
Keith and I had the Farmers Pale Ale
The others went for the Farmers Blonde!
The food was very tasty.
Two pints later, we set off to find the bus…
After that, it didn’t seem to take too long to get to our destination.
We were ushered in to our boutique dressing room…
then went straight out to have a look around the festival site.
We watched a few songs from Bulsara & His Queenies…
Then headed over to the New Music Stage to watch The Rosadocs!
They were great and we were also spotted in the audience!
We headed backstage for a quick tour of the house.
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…
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.
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…
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…
After the game we fancied something to eat and drink so we went back to the dressing room.
We needed to find our apartment to drop our bags off and get changed.
It wasn’t too bad actually but time was getting on and we needed to get back.
Eventually we found the dressing room.
Time to head for the stage!
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.
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.
We found the canteen just in time as the staff were about to clear everything away!
We needed to clear our heads and walk the breakfast off so we headed out towards the beach.
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.
A great way to start off the festival season with two gigs as special guests of Madness as part of the Forestry England dates postponed from 2020.
10:30 am start at Sort rehearsal studio as we’re heading to the Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire.
Good choice of film as we watch JoJo Rabbit on the bus.
Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’ was next up but we only got half way through it as we arrived at our pub stop.
The Three Horseshoes, Frampton-on-Severn!
Straight in to order 12 lunches with pints to the horror of the only bar maid in the village!
(Golden Beer)A full flavoured and hoppy palate balanced by underlying fruit. This copper coloured beer is smooth, long and very refreshing.
They also prepared 12 fantastic pies…
Each filling had a choice of meat or fish with mashed potatoes and cauliflower cheese inside the pie crust!
The Village Green in Frampton is said to be the longest village green in England, and is about 22 acres in size. Cricket is played on The Green outside the Bell Inn, one of the two Pubs on The Green, the other being The Three Horseshoes at the opposite end of The Green.
We needed a long rest to digest our traditional English fayre.
Which resulted in us being very late for the sound check😟
Meanwhile back stage the weather was glorious.
…and the beer fridge full
Thought we’d explore…
Emily Capell was the first act on, she was very good.
Next up….the Farm
The crowd were brilliant!
All too soon we had to pull the plug on the evening as we had to get back home.