Search this website
Your basket

Watch Rockfield : The Studio on the Farm on BBC iPlayer

Discover the story of Rockfield Studios near Monmouth and how two brothers turned a Monmouthshire farm into a world famous recording studio. Recently featured in the film Bohemian Rhapsody, Rockfield Studios has hosted Queen, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and many more since its founding in the 60s.

Click here to watch on iPlayer

Visit Rockfield Studios as a Group

Stay at Rockfield Studios

Discover the history of Rockfield Music Studios

Rockfield Farm was originally the property of Lord Llangattock and his family (including Charles Rolls of Rolls-Royce fame). Over the years parts of the estate were sold off including Amberley Court in 1958, which would become the inconic Rockfield Studios.

The founders, Charles & Kingsley Ward, had their own band but had to travel regularly to London to record (this was before the motorways were built!). So, to help with this they created their own studios on the farm, and soon attracted attention from musicians all over the world. Due to its secluded location, musicians would stay at the farmhouse whilst recording, turning Rockfield into the world's first residential recording studio. 

Throughout the years famous artists have recorded here included Queen (twice, including 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as shown in the recent movie), Rush, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Simple Minds, The Stone Roses, Oasis (during which Noel Gallagher allegedly stole a Combine Harvester!), Coldplay, the Manic Street Preachers, Suede, Kasabian, The Pixies and many many more.

Welsh Dragon