Farr Festival is an electronic music festival held within an uninhabited forest in Hertfordshire, England.

Since 2009 Farr Festival has evolved from a small gathering of like-minded friends into one of UK’s leading electronic music festivals.


With Farr Festival growing at an exponential rate, the demand for a much larger main stage was high. This year the main stage at Farr grew to a massive 4000 capacity, and we at Vortex worked with Farr’s Oscar Thornton to coordinate a captivating production of sound, lighting and video.

Working from sketch up models designed by Charlie Allenton, we designed a lighting rig that emphasised the industrial facade.


The Vortex team ran all of the stage’s production, from changeovers to VJs. It was an awesome event and we’re already looking forward to growing production with the festival in 2018!


20 x L-Acoustics dV-DOSC line array
8 x L-Acoustics SB28
4 x L-Acoustics LA48 racks
4 x L-Acoustics ARC
12 x Martin Audio LE12JB
2 x Martin Audio F10s
2 x XTA DP226
FFA amps
Allen & Heath QU16 & QU32
Midas Pro 2C
Midas DL251
Digico S21
Sennheiser radio microphones
Pioneer DJM900 Nexus & NXS2
Pioneer CDJ2000 Nexus & NXS2
Technics 1210 mk2
Stage boxes
Microphone & stand package
PA towers

Avolites Tiger Touch 2
Showtec DB 1-8 DMX splitter
GLP Impression X4
Robe Pointe – Beam spot wash
Martin Atomic 3000 Strobe
Philips Showline LED Bar 10 IP
Showtec 2 Cell Blinder
Outdoor LED Parcan 220watt RGBWAUV
JEM ZR33 Hi-Mass Smoke machine
Smoke Factory Tour Hazer II
Smoke fluid
LED – 1 Meter RGB Tube
LED Tube Controller (10 Outputs)

Dedicated project manager
Rolling risers
Lite Deck
Various rigging
Audio, lighting and LED engineers

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