Emeli Sand and The Wombats thrill thousands of fans at Lounge on the Farm
16:59 GMT, 10 July 2012
Once again Lounge on the Farm festival lived up to its growing reputation as a decent mid-sized music event.
With hay bale seating and cows on site, the festival, at Canterbury’s Merton Farm in Kent has a quirky and relaxed vibe.
Now in its seventh year LOTF has continued to improve and has successfully developed its layout, moving its main stage to an elevated field giving panoramic views of the city.
Main attraction: Emile Sande thrilled Lounge on the Farm festival fans with her headline set on Friday night
2012’s line up did not disappoint the thousands of music fans with Brit Awards Critics’ Choice Emeli Sand headlining on Friday night.
She performed her hits from number one album Our Version of Events. She also put her own spin on Coldplays Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, whom she supported on their Mylo Xyloto tour.
Liverpudlian band The Wombats headlined on the Saturday followed by Chic and The Charlatans on Sunday evening.
American 70s disco and R&B outfit Chic was a crowd-pleaser appealing to a wide age group.
Nile Rodgers played an astounding array of songs including Madonna’s Like a Virgin, Sister Sledges We are family and Sugarhill Gang's Rapper’s Delight. They ended their set with Good Times and members of the audience had been invited to join them to dance on stage.
Smoking hot: The Wombats take to the stage on Saturday and bring the house down with a rapturous set
Crowd-pleaser: Members of the audience are invited on stage at the end of the CHIC's set
However, Lounge is not all about the well-known artists, this year maintaining its ethos of showcasing local talent. In the folk tent were up and coming band Tom Williams and The Boat from Tunbridge Wells, who played a fantastic set.
The Playhouse provided alternative entertainment, ranging from stand-up comedians to cabaret performances.
The extended dance arena saw many big names including Example, Netsky, Fake Blood and Rudimental.
Glowing: The main stage dominates the vast LOTF site in Canterbury, Kent
Little Lounge: A balloon artist entertains youngsters at the family-friendly festival
The tent was packed with ravers day and night. Little Lounge also gave entertainment for the youngsters during the weekend. Children under 12 were allowed into the festival free with their families and there was also a family camping area adding to the friendly atmosphere.
For the hungry farmers there was a great variety of local food stalls providing delicious treats, from a hog roast to vegetarian delights, there was something to suit all tastes. For those who fancied a bit of luxury there was boutique camping in tipis and yurts with showers.
If this year at Lounge on the Farm was anything to go by then 2013 has a lot to live up to.