exclusive: Wychwood announces first three acts for next year

The Wurzels, Ian Anderson, and Neville Staple

published: Wed 13th Oct 2010

The Wurzels

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2011
Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England MAP
adult weekend £115, concession weekend £90, youth (10-15yrs) £55, child (5-9yrs) £15, under 5's
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Fri 27th May 2011

eFestivals can exclusively reveal that The Wurzels, Ian Anderson, and Neville Staple are the first three acts to be announced for the family-friendly Wychwood Festival 2011, which has early bird tickets on sale.

The Wurzels
Joining the bill on Sunday will be the legendary Scrumpy and Western band The Wurzels who will be bringing their own distinctive 'west country' stamp to a number of classic contemporary hits, as well as their own unforgettable songs.

On Sunday night Flautist Ian Anderson will close the festival playing the music of the band he fronts, Jethro Tull, with songs from a career spanning more than 40 years.

Confirmed for Saturday afternoon is Neville Staple, the lead singer from The Specials who will be getting the crowd dancing with a mix of old two tone favourites plus new original solo material.

The first guests on the literary front have also been confirmed with children's books author Jeremy Strong and illustrator Korky Paul announced for the weekend's Children's Literary Festival, with the festival also welcoming back The Roald Dahl Museumn and Story Telling centre to keep the kids entertained.

around the festival site (1)
Talking of which the episode of Justin Fletcher's 'Something Special' which was filmed over this year's festival weekend will be shown on the Cbeebies channel this Friday at 1.45pm, offering children the chance to re-live some of the flavour of Wychwood 2010.

The festival returns for the seventh year to Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June and has a limited number of early bird tickets on sale for 2011, offering festival goers a chance to save up to £25 on weekend camping tickets. The limited offer will run until Friday 17th December or before if the allocation runs out. Wychwood was close to sell out in 2010, and already over 1000 people including kids have signed up to come to 2011 from the sales at the festival.

Early bird adult weekend tickets are priced at £100 (full price £115), weekend disabled (2 for 1) tickets are priced at £100 (full price £115), youth (aged 16-18)/concession weekend tickets are priced at £82 (full price £95), and 10-15 year old weekend tickets are priced at £45 (full price £55).

Part of the limited offer includes children aged 5-9 years able to attend for free, but need to be accompanied by a grown up (full price £15) and those under 5 can attend for free.

To buy tickets, click here.

Each year Wychwood boasts more than 100 bands over 4 stages blending a line-up of world, roots and contemporary music, and encouraging new collaborations. The first acts for 2011 are expected to be announced from October onwards.

Wychwood is a festival not only of music, but crammed full of other things for the 7,500 attendees to see and do, from comedy to cinema, and from workshops to the healing gardens. They already have a number of special things lined up for 2011.

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2011
Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England MAP
adult weekend £115, concession weekend £90, youth (10-15yrs) £55, child (5-9yrs) £15, under 5's
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Fri 27th May 2011


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