Festival Atmosphere Builds as Band, Bar and Camping Opens Ahead of Regen Farming Event

A festival atmosphere is building ahead of the regenerative farming event Down to Earth North in Cumbria next week (6 July), with a band set to take centre stage ahead of the one-day event, along with a pop-up bar and campsite. Acoustic band Burnt Horse made up of farmers, will play laid-back covers from a range of artists on Wednesday 5 July, with food and drink available from ‘The Regen Arms’, a pop-up bar in the farm’s wedding barn.

Visitors can camp from as little as £10 a night at Park House Farm, Torpenhow, Cumbria, before and after the event by booking on Pitchup.com.

Down to Earth has grown in popularity since it was first launched last year, with 1,900 visitors and trade attending Down to Earth South in Somerset last week (21 June). Visitors to Down to Earth North will see first-hand the benefits of regenerative farming at Park House Farm, home to organic farmers Mark and Jenny Lee, with farm walks throughout the day.

On 6 July, there will be a whole suite of talks and practical demonstrations on regenerative farming covering everything from the benefits to what regenerative farming means for different systems, including case studies and practical ways to improve a farm’s sustainability. The day will also host Michelin Star chef Paul Leonard from The Forest Side, where he will showcase the importance of regenerative farming in food quality and the growing demand for food produced in a regen system.

Show Organiser and RABDF Managing Director Matt Knight said: “We were overwhelmed by visitor numbers to our first Down to Earth event of 2023, so we have decided to extend the offering at Down to Earth North by allowing visitors to stop on-site and make a few days of it. “We expect a festival vibe at the event, with acoustic band Burnt Horse lined up to play and an indoor bar serving drink and food.”

Down to Earth North is free for RABDF members, or tickets can be bought for £20 online at www.projectdowntoearth.co.uk or the gate.

More information about speakers, talks and demonstrations can also be found on the website.

To book camping, please visit  https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/North_West/Cumbria/Wigton/torpenhow-cheese-festival/#&gid=1&pid=5