Joy Division's Peter Hook to headline Wirral's Farmfest food and drink festival

Peter Hook in action at Farm Feast launch

Peter Hook in action at Farm Feast launch

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GUITAR legend Peter Hook will headline a weekend of music as part of this year’s Wirral Farm Feast food and drink festival.

The Manchester-born member of Joy Division and New Order will be joined by current band The Light and supported by Liverpool band Stealing Shee Livestock during the Livestock event at Claremount Farm in Clatterbridge on Sunday, May 25 from 7-11pm.

It is part of Farm Feast – a weekend of food and drink, music and farming fun taking over the farm from May 25-26.

Set in the idyllic rolling fields of Claremont Farm, Farm Feast boasts a wide range of family friendly activities and events suitable for all ages, from mouth-watering demonstrations to live music from established and new local artists.

The festival was launched during a special event in Liverpool.

Guests were treated to a preview of the festivities to come, with a live performance from the Acoustic Milkfloat and DJ set from Liverpool infamous Jonny Bongo.

Guests were also treated to cider and delicious canapés made from local ingredients, and were the first to hear an exclusive line up announcement for the festival’s evening Livestock music event.

The site will include all the best food traders from Farm Feast’s International Street Food Court, a fantastic cocktail bar and a Beer & Cider Festival tent.

Tickets are currently available at a £10 early bird price. Livestock, like Farm Feast, is open to all ages but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

For delicious taster sessions and hands-on workshops, visit The Good Life Marquee which will feature plenty of special demonstrations, talks and ʻhave a goʼ exhibits.

The Chef’s demo Stage will feature demonstrations from Great British Bake off finalist Brendan Lynch, Oxton-based curry guru Nisha Katona and TV’s gastronomic chef Stefan Gates.

The Food and Farming Tents, one of the most popular areas of the festival, will have live animals on show such as calves, pigs and sheep.

From a fascinating birds of prey display to cupcake decorating, pizza making and everything else in between, kids will have loads to explore.

The festival’s two daytime music stages can promise an eclectic line up. Liverpool promoters Mellowtone and The Dovedale Social, both well-known and respected on the city’s music scene, present the Courtyard Stage and Main Stage respectively.

Acts taking part in the Livestock showcase on Sunday, May 25 are Beaten Tracks DJs, Emilio Pinchi, Charley Blue, David Hirst, The South Band, Attic Band, Mikey Kenney, Mike Badger & the Shady Trio and Rob Vincent (acoustic) grace the Courtyard Stage.

The Sunday line up on the Main Stage will feature The Rangoon Sons, Roxanne Jones, The Levons, Springtime Anchorage, City Walls, Rob Vincent, Ottersgear and Reva.

On Monday, May 26, Main Stage audiences will be entertained by Wirral Ukulele Orchestra, Dominic Dunn, The Ragamuffins, Silent Sleep, Mono LPs, Natalie McCool and Sugarmen, while the Courtyard Stage will play host to The Hazel Empire, Sparkwood & 21, Cousin Jac, Paul Straws, Silent Sleep (acoustic), The Mono LPs (acoustic) and Beaten Tracks DJs.

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9:27am Sun 13 Apr 14

wirralexile says...

Hope he's got his Joy division oven gloves.
Hope he's got his Joy division oven gloves. wirralexile
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