A LOOK BACK AT FREE HARMONY ’17
By Tilly Haines
This year Free Harmony Festival was relocated to a new site closer to home and was bigger, better and even more uplifting than the previous years.
The new site offered a fantastic space for everyone to share and enjoy surrounded by luscious countryside. From day one the crew set out to make the site a haven for people travelling from near or far and the end result was a beautiful space that allowed for exploration, tranquillity and fun.
Shakespeare described music as the food of love and this year at Free Harmony this certainly seemed the case. The atmosphere was so overwhelmingly positive and many people arrived at Free Harmony as strangers to one another but left having made several new acquaintances and friends.
Free Harmonisers could lay and have a massage in the wellbeing area or sit and take part in crafts whilst listening to music that drifted with the wind from the acoustic stage. Or for those who felt a little worse for wear after a few pints from the bar and café, the hammocks were the perfect place to put their feet up and sway along to the music with a cup of tea from Mr Tea’s Teas in hand.
The Mexican food stall, Long Haired Freaky People, provided the fuel needed to party on through the night. They were serving up a range of delights such as veggie enchiladas, which were insanely good and a nice break from a camp stove!
After being fed and watered the bright lights and upbeat sounds coming from the main stage were impossible to ignore! The blend of soft, acoustic sets during the day to build up to more lively performances on the main stage was executed perfectly and every single act from Reece Hughes to Ye Olde Avalon fully delivered.
Free Harmony 2017 was an utmost success. People from all walks of life came together to give, to share, to party and most importantly to share love and joy with those around us.
If you missed it or simply can’t wait for more, don’t panic, planning is underway for Free Harmony 2018 – so keep your eyes peeled for updates!
FREE HARMONY 2018:
Applications to get involved is now open for 2018, so please get in touch to share your talents!