WHAT IS IT?:
Home Farm Festival was set up by Henry & Celia Simon and Dave Jacklin from the band Storm in Summer of 2006 as the first HOME FARM CONCERT fundraiser for the Piers Simon Appeal (PSA). Following a gig which Storm did to support the PSA, Dave asked Henry if he knew anyone that had a field where they could do an outdoor gig!
2022 saw us celebrating our 17th anniversary and our 15th Home Farm Fest (after two forced fallow years due to Covid) – what an achievement after a chance comment all those years ago! The Festival has grown considerably since those early days and what was a one-day with one stage and a few people camping in the main field event, has grown into a three-day festival with eight stages and designated camping fields – not what was envisaged in 2006!
Now each year, over 300 volunteers and helpers give their time to take part in the event, whether it’s on the stage, serving tea, stewarding around the site or selling our Home Farm Fest merchandise...and the amazing music is played free by the musicians, donating their time and enthusiasm to our charity for which we are so grateful as it wouldn’t run without them.
And of course, each year more and more people come to get involved in what has become a great music-filled family festival at amazing value!
As Home Farm Fest has grown year on year, it is now run by our trading subsidiary, School in a Bag Trading Ltd, which means the charity is protected from eventualities outside of our control. It does still mean all the money we raise goes straight back into running School in a Bag, that hasn't changed at all!
We thank you all as without your help it would be a different story!