Top names booked for farm music festival

MORE top names are set to be added to the line-up of a major new music and food festival in Suffolk.

MORE top names are set to be added to the line-up of a major new music and food festival in Suffolk.

Harvest at Jimmy's is a two-day extravaganza to be held at Jimmy's Farm at Wherstead on September 12 to 13.

About 3,000 people are expected each day at the farm - made famous by the BBC TV series - to enjoy performances and demonstrations from top names from the worlds of music and food.

The music line-up includes Badly Drawn Boy, Athlete, Seth Lakeman and Jose Gonzalez while a “food stage” will see demonstrations from chefs including James Martin, James Wong and Gennaro Contaldo.

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant will also be taking over a barn at the farm and there will be a host of activities, stalls and entertainment, including children's events. More acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Jimmy Doherty, whose efforts to set up a farming business was the story behind the TV show, said he was delighted to host the festival.

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“I've always wanted to do a music festival. We go to lots of food festivals every year and we wanted to somehow combine the two,” he said.

“It's a real chance for Suffolk to sing about itself and show what it has got to offer.”

Day tickets cost �25 for adults, �15 for youths and under-12s are free. There are also weekend tickets available.

For more information and to book tickets go to www.bigwheeltickets.com