ie ie productions has released a trailer for Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm, a documentary about a rural recording studio that’s one of the most famous in the world. Brothers Kingsley and Charles Ward set up the studio on their farm in Wales in the 1960s, and it became host to many legendary artists and recordings, including Queen’s A Night at the Opera.
Directed by Hannah Berryman, the documentary’s interview subjects include Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Martin, Jim Kerr, The Stone Roses, Tim Burgess and more.
Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm premieres at SXSW on March 16th.
50 years ago, deep in the Welsh countryside, two brothers 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 legendary Rockfield studios.
Black Sabbath, Oasis, Coldplay, Stone Roses, Robert Plant, Simple Minds and more recall the mayhem and music they made 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.