Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm


Date:               Friday 14th October
Time:              5.30 pm

Members of Heavy Metal group Black Sabbath relaxing in the scenic Wye Valley. Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne (holding a gun) 10th August, 1977

Director:          Hannah Berryman
Cast:                 Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Martin,
Liam Gallagher, Robert Plant a. o.
Production Year:      2020, UK, 90 min.

English with English subtitles

50 years ago, deep in the Welsh countryside, brothers Kingsley and Charles Ward were milking cows and preparing to take over the family farm – but dreamed of making music.

They had the audacious idea to build a studio in their farmhouse attic and record their own tunes. Animals were kicked out of barns and musicians were moved into Nan’s spare bedroom. Inadvertently, they’d launched the world’s first independent residential recording studio: Rockfield.

Black Sabbath, Queen, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Simple Minds, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Coldplay and many more made mayhem and music at Rockfield over the decades. This is a story of rock and roll dreams intertwined with a family business’s fight for survival in the face of an ever-changing music landscape.

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