Thursday, July 29, 2021

Channel 5 to Host Inaugural '5 On The Farm Festival' in South Yorkshire

U.K. - Channel 5 has revealed some of the top names who will be joining the line-up of its first ever outdoor 5 on the Farm Festival, taking place this August Bank Holiday!

Taking place from August 28-30, 5 On the Farm will allow visitors to step into the world of Channel 5’s best-loved shows, attend panels and Q&As, watch live demos, take part in a host of making, baking and countryside activities, meet the animals and see their favourite stars perform throughout the weekend.

Ben Fogle, presenter of hit Channel 5 series New Lives in the Wild, is confirmed for the three-day festival taking place at Barnsley’s Cannon Hall Farm, which is set to be one of the biggest celebrations of rural and outdoors life to ever come to South Yorkshire.

Ben will be joined by top UK dog trainer Graeme “The Dogfather” Hall of Dogs Behaving Very Badly, and leading TV farming expert, Adam Henson.

Visitors can enjoy a fantastic variety of activities at the festival, including panels and Q&As, floristry, pottery, woodwork, arts and crafts, cooking, yoga, bee keeping, baking and countryside skills workshops and demonstrations, and see their favourite stars perform throughout the weekend – all included in the ticket price.

Channel 5’s Milkshake! will come alive in the Milkshake! Meadow at the festival where kids will be able to meet the characters from their favourite shows, including Peppa Pig, Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol, Milkshake! Monkey and Blue's Clues & You!, watch live performances from presenters Derek Moran, Jen Pringle and Kemi Majeks on the Milkshake! Stage, take part in arts and crafts, forest school activities and fun lessons on the great outdoors, and get their hands dirty in Milkshake! garden. Expect live performances, Bug Hotels, the Mud Kitchen, Bop Box Boogie Live, Kids Yoga, Painting, Grown Your Own and loads more!

The August Bank Holiday festival is the perfect British day out and dog-friendly weekend staycation for all ages, with an estimated 10,000 countryside fans expected to attend each day.

Other talent already confirmed for the event includes Helen Skelton, JB Gill and Jules Hudson of This Week on the Farm, who are set to host across the weekend.

Also, appearing is Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen, plus stars of Our Yorkshire Vet, Julian Norton and Peter Wright, and Cannon Hall Farm’s very own famous farmers Dave and Rob Nicholson.

If that wasn’t enough, ticket holders will also be able to take a trip to the on-site country pub and purchase a range of local and home-made food and drinks from stalls and enjoy some shopping at the Village Green Food Festival.

Entry to Cannon Hall Farm is included with admission. Come along and meet Jon Bon Pony, Audrey the Alpaca and Blossom, Florence, Gary, Helen Alpaca, Hettie the Highland, Kim & Mum, Millie, Ozzie & Sharon, Primrose, Sapphire, Zander and many other exciting animals, and visit the reptile house and much more!

Ben Frow, director of programmes for ViacomCBS’s UK networks, including Channel 5 said: “We are always looking for new ways to connect with our loyal audiences and bring them even more opportunities to engage with their favourite programmes. What better way to celebrate the best of Yorkshire and our most-loved shows than by giving viewers the chance to meet all their favourite stars, take part in fun activities and spend the day at the home of This Week on the Farm.”

Ghostwriter has been confirmed as production partner.

Tickets to 5 on the Farm are on now on sale. Payment plans available.

For more information and to buy tickets, go to:

[Terms and Conditions apply.]

Adults (16+): £49.95
Children (2-15): £24.95
VIP ticket: £99.95
Children under 2 go free
Dogs – free access
Payment plan available

Official event synopsis:

Welcome to 5 on the Farm; a brand-new, three-day festival taking place at the beautiful Cannon Hall Farm in Yorkshire on August Bank Holiday weekend 2021.

Featuring a huge and ever-expanding line up of your favourite Channel 5 stars – including Ben Fogle, Amanda Owen, Graeme “The Dogfather” Hall, Adam Henson, Julian Norton, Peter Wright, Helen Skelton, JB Gill, Jules Hudson and Dave & Rob Nicholson – this is a festival packed full of activities that the whole family can enjoy!

Come see the animals, attend workshops, hear the tales from the show and watch live panels, Q&As and demonstrations, all whilst enjoying some of the best food and drink Yorkshire has to offer. The Milkshake! Meadow is sure to please the kids as well… come meet Milkshake! presenters Derek Moran, Jen Pringle and Kemi Majeks, as well as some familiar characters from your favourite Milkshake! shows.


For the 5 on the Farm Festival, the ViacomCBS channel has hired York’s Wrapped Agency to handle cross channel brand communications, while Manchester’s CWM will deliver regional and lifestyle media relations.

“We are always looking for new ways to connect with our loyal audiences and bring them even more opportunities to engage with their favourite programmes,” said Ben Frow, Director of Programmes for ViacomCBS’s UK networks.

“What better way to celebrate the best of Yorkshire and our most-loved shows than by giving viewers the chance to meet all their favourite stars, take part in fun activities and spend the day at the home of This Week on the Farm.”

Last year, Channel 5 confirmed that Yorkshire drama, All Creatures Great and Small, would be returning for a second series.

Rob Nicholson said: “We had a real pinch yourself moment when Channel 5 approached us with the idea for this event.

“We are still blown away by how many people have been watching the show and we honestly cannot thank all our supporters and farm fans enough because it is undoubtedly due to their interest in the show that this has come about.

“Amanda is extremely popular nationally and her involvement can only make it more successful, and the Yorkshire vets are incredibly popular too.”

The working farm has been open to visitors since 1989, and people used to visit from around an hour’s drive away.

But now dedicated fans will travel the length of the country to see them.

Mr Nicholson said: “It makes us proud - we are a little farm in Barnsley and we feel we are punching above our weight in lots of ways. It is good for Barnsley and good for Yorkshire.”

Update (29/7) - ViacomCBS U.K. has announced that Lindeman’s Wines and outdoor clothing and camping company GO Outdoor will sponsor Channel 5’s inaugural 5 on the Farm summer festival at Cannon Hall Farm in South Yorkshire.

The festival is slated to have entertainment for all ages, including Ben Fogel from ‘New Lives in the Wild’, and Amanda Owen from 'Our Yorkshire Farm’. There will also be panels, workshops and live demonstrations for a total of more than 70 hours of live entertainment throughout the weekend.

“ViacomCBS U.K. is uniquely positioned to cater to all ages, from families with young children to hard-to-reach teenagers and young people,” says Virginia Monaghan, vice president, Events & Experiences, ViacomCBS Networks U.K. & Ireland. “We’re looking forward to working with Lindeman’s Wines, GO Outdoors and Parkdean to safely entertain British holidaymakers and festival fans through our branded events across the U.K.!”

Sponsors for the festival include Lindeman’s Wines and GO Outdoors, and both will have an increased presence at the festival, with booths and activities for festival goers, with the former having a mural dedicated to its carbon neutral presence.

Along with the festival, ViacomCBS U.K. has also partnered with Parkdean Resorts to ViacomCBS content from MTV (including MTV Weekender), Nickelodeon (Paw Patrol and SpongeBob SquarePants and Milkshake! (Milkshake! Mornings) to vacationers at 40 of their resorts. 

Originally published: February 06, 2021.

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