exclusive: BBC Introducing Stage line-up announced for Wychwood

plus more music, and poetry additions

published: Mon 9th May 2011

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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 more acts for next month's Wychwood Festival 2011 which returns for the seventh year to Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June.

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The BBC Introducing Stage at this year's Wychwood Festival returns to showcase new talent selected from seven of the surrounding BBC Introducing regions. Bristol, Coventry & Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester, Oxford, Wales & Wiltshire each submitted 10 of their best bands or artists and a panel of experts at Wychwood Festival have announced the winning 27 bands.

Each of the bands will not only get the chance to play at the music festival they will also have their performances recorded and broadcast by their local BBC station and an album of tracks from each of the 27 bands will distributed for free courtesy of The Independent.

The BBC Introducing Stage features a line line-up that includes Alice Jemima, Dub Mafia, The Lonely Tourist, and Urusen from BBC Bristol, as well as Milly Winter, The 7.20s, The Suit, and Voodoo Kings from BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

From BBC Gloucestershire comes Black Canvas, Charlie Baxter, and Pink Crudge Caravan, plus from BBC Hereford & Worcester Carly, Disco Caviar, Pandas and People, and The Amateurs.

With Barefoot Dance of the Sea, Cuba Cuba Hong Kong, Lleuwen, The Keys from BBC Wales; Alphabet Backwards, Black Hats, Jessie Grace, and Secret Rivals from BBC Oxford; and Tim Gilvin, AJ, Anchor and the Wolf, and Sam Brookes from BBC Wiltshire.

Also announced today are My First Tooth, and Sarah Savoy and the Francadians who will appear on the Main Stage on Saturday.

Added to the line-up in the Big Top are BabaJack, Buswell, and Rook and The Ravens on Friday. Saturday's line-up now includes Sleeping With The Fishes, with Will Kevans, and Mila Falls confirmed for Sunday.

Wychwood Festival is also announcing a raft of poetry talent including Angie Belcher, Steve Rooney, Crispin Thomas, Michael Wilson, Alison Brumfitt, Al Hutchins, Chris Fordwoh, Spoz Giovanni, Mab Jones, and Barnaby Eaton Jones.

For the first time, bands from the University of Gloucester will keep revellers entertained throughout the early evening as they present three nights of new music featuring Midnight Mile, Joe Summers, Ryan Martin & The North Ship, Angela Collins, The Humdees, Ellie Dussek, Neil Morris, The Me! Me! Me's?, Emmett Brown, Faultline, and Readers & Writers.

Headlining will be The Charlatans, The Waterboys, and Ian Anderson. Also on the bill are Robyn Hitchcock paying tribute to Captain Beefheart, Eddi Reader, Bluetones, Cornershop, Transglobal Underground, Roddy Woomble, The Epstein, The Travelling Band, Jali Fily Cissokho, 3 Daft Monkeys, Delta Maid, ahab, The Beetroot Kings Elfynn, The Wurzels, Eliza Carthy, Neville Staple, Kissmet, Oxford Imps, Arcadian Kicks, Handshake, François & the Atlas Mountains, and Moussu T e lei Jovents, with many more still to be announced.

For young Wychwooders CBeebies superstar Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble returns this year to wake festival goers up on Sunday morning on the main stage. Bring your best singalong voices, dancing feet, and your favourite fancy dress costumes.

As always, Wychwood is a festival of not only music, but crammed full of other things to see and do, from comedy to cinema, and from workshops to the healing gardens. The Children's Lit Fest line-up includes Lazlo Strangolov, Steve Cole, Simon Mason, Philip Ardagh, Ian Whybrow, Cathy Hopkins, Judith Kerr, Jeremy Strong and illustrator Korky Paul.

An adult weekend ticket is priced at £115
Weekend disabled (2 for 1) ticket £115
Youth (aged 16-18)/concession weekend tickets £90
Child 10-15 year old weekend tickets are priced at £55
Children aged 5-9 years weekend ticket £15, and those under 5 can attend for free. Day tickets are also available.

A weekend camping pass is priced at £20, a concession/youth weekend camping pass is available at a price of £10. Children under 16 can camp for free, live in vehicle/campervan passes are priced at £35 per person.

To buy tickets, click here.

eFestivals is again proud to be a sponsor of Wychwood Music Festival in 2011, as part of our commitment to put 10% of our turnover back into festivals.

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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