After the phenomenal success of 2009’s sold out festival, which saw them nominated for Best New Festival and Family Festival Award at UK Festival Awards 2009, Harvest at Jimmy’s is back!
The festival returns to Jimmy’s Farm in September where the music festival meets foodie’s playground at this colourful and completely unique event in Suffolk. At last, a festival that truly celebrates the simple virtues and pleasures of food and music all under one sky.
“I love the way it feels so intimate and everyone is so friendly, just like a fete, a farm to take your kids to and then you have fantastic music as well, it’s great!”
The music stage at Harvest, is as eclectically interesting as last year - On Saturday catch The Zutons as they stir things up with their effervescent hits such as ‘Valerie’. Also join The Futureheads as they rock the crowd with sing along classics and new tracks from their album released April 2010. Radio royalty, Jo Whiley will be playing her infectious and uplifting mix of must have tunes that will be sure to put a smile on your face and a skip in your step as the sun goes down. Sibling trio Kitty, Daisy and Lewis will join the festival fresh from supporting Coldplay in America and with knock out reviews, promise not to disappoint. Sunday boasts a more chilled line up with Newton Faulkner playing his hit ‘Dream Catch Me’, folk sensation Kate Rusby and a host of others from Son Of Dave bringing the blues kicking and screaming into the 21st century to Mexican new-folkers Vadoinmessico.
Food also takes a centre stage at Harvest. Whether you’re savouring regional delicacies from the carefully selected farmers market, getting your hands dirty at a cooking master class, watching a demonstration by a Michelin starred chef such as Angela Hartnett, grabbing a bite in the River Cottage Canteen, living it up Mexican style with Thomasina Miers at Wahaca or generally joining in the fun with the Hairy Bikers, we hope there will be something for your inner foodie. Mark Hix, Tom Parker Bowles, Atul Kochhar, Oliver Rowe, Konstam, Rachel Allen and Valentine Warner are also joining the party, with a much-anticipated appearance from super blogger MyDaddyCooks aka Nick Coffer and his 2 year old son Archie.
Also just added is Mrs Paisleys Lashings - Created by Jo Wood and Arthur Potts Dawson, Mrs. Paisley’s Lashings is a genuinely innovative venture, offering an eco pop up restaurant experience with a difference. With Arthur’s expertise and reputation as the UK’s top environmentally conscious chef, every feature of the restaurant is eco-minded. Using ingredients sourced from the greatest local producers as well as grown in Jo’s garden the menu will be seasonal, local, very tasty and of the highest standard. It has been Jo’s mission to show her guests that going out for a beautiful dinner can be sustainable and environmentally conscious as well as delicious, and a wonderful evening even at a festival! Expect all the lavish trimmings, delicious cocktails and flawless presentation all set in amazingly glamorous surroundings.
Family friendly Harvest present a festival exclusive with ‘Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play’ as part of the rolling field of delights for the younger amongst us. From a pirate adventure, woodland crafts and adventure playground to den building in the woods, cooking lessons and a very special taste adventure courtesy of Slow Food, where they endeavor to inspire, stimulate and captivate.
Gypsy caravans, yurts and wooden cabins line the streets in the boutique camping field giving festival goers the chance to stay and soak up the surroundings for the whole weekend. Also bursting through the Harvest seams are gardening workshops and talks in the walled kitchen garden, delicious tasting and sampling sessions, lively street theatre, a surprise pop-up restaurant and so much more.
Let your imagination and taste buds run riot at this perfect end of the summer celebration of all things food, music and family.