Mill Farm Party

The annual flagship festival here at Mill Farm returns bigger, brighter, and exceedingly more vibrant for the fourth year on Saturday, 30th July!

The second of a one-day mini-series of music festivals, we are truly excited to welcome a whole host of wonderful local artists back to the outdoor stage. This includes headliners, The Charlie Cole Band, offering a distinctive and foot stompin' blend of Rock, Blues, Southern Country, with a little bit of Outlaw thrown in for good measure.

Other acts include rockers Mighty One, who recently played the Cheese and Grain in Frome, and will light up the stage with their magical blend of orchestral arrangements, guitars, and soaring vocals. We also look forward to welcoming energetic new Blues Rock up and comers, Dream Robbery.

Rebecca Chambers & The New Tricks Jazz Trio will be performing beautiful laid-back classics to provide entrancing melody to the perfect musical afternoon. The Mill Farm house band, The Ducks, return to the stage with their lively folk folk-style songs from the last 50 years with a special twist!

As is now customary, the bars will feature local guest ales (Gritchie Brewing Co & Cerne Abbas Brewery), ciders (courtesy of Twisted Cider) and wine sourced from Trencherman's, just up the road. Perfect for a tipple and a boogie in the sunshine in front of the stage.

We are a family friendly festival and very much welcome all members of the family to enjoy the day out. There will be activities of children of all ages to enjoy.

The Charlie Cole Band

Multi-guitarist singer songwriter living in Dorset UK, usually mistaken for being American but I grew up just North of London in the commuter town of Hemel Hempstead. I write and play original Rock, Blues, Outlaw Country, Southern Rock...however you wanna name it my music sits on the fringes of all of these great genres.

Rebecca Chambers & The New Tricks

Jazz standards to pop classics, Rebecca brings you songs that you can sing along to and some that will just have you tipping your head back, closing your eyes, nodding your head and embracing the jazz stylings of this version of the New Tricks band. Dave Roberts on double bass, Nick on Keys.

The Ducks

Mill Farm's own house band, a four piece, fronted by Mark & Anne O’Reilly. Playing a range of folk style songs from the last 50 years with a twist.


Festival Info:

  • Date: Saturday, 30th July 2022
  • Gates: 12pm-11pm
  • Parking is FREE next to the festival site.
  • Please note NO DOGS as we are a working farm with animal residents.
  • Please strictly NO GLASS as we share the fields with our farm animal residents.


  • ADULT tickets - available for guests aged 16 or over.

  • CHILD tickets - available for guests aged 10-16 years.

  • SENIOR tickets - available for guests of a Senior age

  • UNDER 10's FREE but MUST be accompanied without exception.

  • FAMILY - discount available for 2 Adult and 2 Child tickets.

All guests must hold a valid ticket for entry.



For ticket enquiries, please contact us here:


Mill Farm | Bradford Abbas | Dorset | DT9 6RE

Need Accommodation? - Stay with us at Mill Farm

Just a short walk across the farmyard from the recording studio & venue you will find our wonderful farm cottages; Fox, Kingfisher and Owl. These three cottages are very popular with guests seeking to visit the farm to record or on a relaxing break. They are frequently called home by bands and other performers, as residential accommodation whilst recording in the studio or using The Omelette Club, our venue. Fox and Owl cottages both have spacious accommodation for two guests sharing. The cottages all have double bedrooms with king size beds and en-suite shower rooms. Kingfisher Cottage is our larger open plan cottage. Fox and Kingfisher come with cosy wood-burners to curl up next to. The ideal country getaway and all very popular! The ideal place to relax and unwind after a day recording or exploring the local countryside, the cottages have been recently converted to a high standard and feature all the modern luxuries and touches you have come to expect. Fox and Kingfisher cottages can be booked in conjunction with the recording studio, please use the enquiry form to send us a quick message and we will get right back to you to confirm rates & availability.