Barn On The Farm

Barn On The Farm postponed until 2025

The organiser of Barn on the Farm has announced that the festival is taking a year out and will return in 2025.

A statement on the festival’s website read: “After lots of lengthy discussions, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Barn 24, and instead focus our attention on Barn 25, which will take place from July 3-6, 2025.

“As you know, we’ve been openly vocal about the difficulties that we, alongside many other festivals, have faced over the last year. So rather than rush into another season of planning and be on the rocks financially, we feel it’s better for us to use our time this year to focus on planning 2025 and making a huge comeback. Barn 25 will be the festival we’re all after, and we need this time to make it as sensational as it can be.”

According to the organising team, a number of tickets for Barn on the Farm 2024 will go on sale with payment plans on offer and full refunds offered until the end of the year.  A discount on tickets will also be available for a limited time only.

John Rostron, CEO of AIF, said of Barn On The Farm’s postponement: “Barn On The Farm’s recent announcement is a further warning sign of the difficult conditions facing independent festivals at the moment. Festivals are being squeezed by the rise in supply chain costs, and the effects of closures and debt incurred during COVID, meaning they are in a unique, perilous position that threatens the future of almost all but the very biggest operators in the UK. We again call on the Government to expedite a lower VAT rate of five per cent on ticket sales for the next three years to create the space for festivals to make it through this severe situation and back to the growth we all enjoyed in outdoor events prior to the pandemic.”