exclusive: first acts confirmed for Wychwood 2012

Dhol Foundation, Fisherman's Friends, Robin Ince, Katy Ashworth, & more

published: Tue 29th Nov 2011

Dhol Foundation

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June 2012
Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England MAP
£115 for the weekend, plus £22 for camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Wed 30th May 2012

eFestivals can exclusively reveal the first acts, comedy, and fun for kids to be announced for Wychwood Festival 2012.

Dhol Foundation
Dhol Foundation
The family-friendly, intimate and inclusive festival which offers a blend of world, roots and contemporary music, alongside comedy, workshops, and more aims to build on the success of the first seven years, and will return to Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June in 2012.

The first acts to be announced are Port Isaac's shanty singing The Fisherman's Friends, Johnny Kalsi returns to Wychwood with the Dhol Foundation, folk duo Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, and back one of the most requested local acts from last year The Roving Crows.

Over the coming months there will be lots more acts announced for Wychwood's four stages including the headliners for each day.

The first comedy act has also been announced for 2012. Wychwood regular, Robin Ince will be returning to the festival next year, and bringing with him a number of special guests.

As always, Wychwood is a festival of not only music, but crammed full of other things to see and do with comedy, cinema, healing gardens.

Each year Wychwood offers a weekend of fun for adults and children with a multitude of music and over 100 workshops for all ages, and Wychwood has also confirmed their first children's entertainment acts in 2012.

Katy Ashworth (Cbeebies)
For young Wychwooders Cbeebies star Katy Ashworth one of the main CBeebies presenters and the host of popular series 'I Can Cook'. Katy will be appearing on Saturday at Wychwood, and there will be an opportunity to meet with her afterwards.

Over the weekend, stars of Nick Junior, The Bopps, namely Keith Littler and Stan Bopp, will also be entertaining the little ones.

Wychwood also announces the return of festival regulars The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre who bring their amazing story telling shows, and creative activities back in 2012.

The early bird ticket offer finishes in just a few weeks and offers the opportunity to save up to £25 on an adult weekend ticket, and also to benefit from free under 10s tickets. There is also only a few weeks to go to get friends and family introductions sorted, and make use of saving £20 per order.

Early bird adult weekend tickets are priced at £100, weekend disabled (2 for 1) tickets are priced at £100, youth (aged 16-18)/concession weekend tickets are priced at £82, and 10-15 year old weekend tickets are priced at £45. 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, and those under 5 can attend for free.

General camping passes (charged per person) are also discounted for the limited period offering an adult weekend/disabled camping ticket for £10, a weekend youth/concession camping pass is priced at £5, with those aged under 16s able to camp with grown ups for free.

To buy tickets simply call the festival on 01993 772580, or, click here.

Wychwood are also introducing a payment scheme this year to make it easier for festival goers to budget for their ticket purchases, with the order split into four equal payments, one taken at the time of the order and each of the remaining three payments taken at the beginning of each of the next three months. Those wishing to take up the offer to pay by installments, are asked to call the festival ticket line and they will set it up.

This year there is also a friends scheme to enable festival goers to save even more on their ticket price, when someone is introduced to the festival who has never been before.

For every person introduced to the festival and who buys an adult or concession weekend ticket, Wychwood will take £20 off the ticket order. So, if someone purchasing a weekend ticket during the earlybird offer (at £100), introduces 5 friends to the festival, then their ticket is essentially free. Wychwood festival goers can introduce as many friends as they like, and will be getting £20 for each and every one!

In order to become a 'Friend of the Festival', attendees must have already bought their own ticket for the 2012 festival, either when they left this year, or during this current early bird offer. They then simply give the Wychwood Office a call on 01993 772580 and will be given their own unique reference number to give to their friends to quote when they ring up for their tickets.

This offer will only be valid during the early bird offer, at the end of which Wychwood organisers will count up how many people each person has introduced to the festival and then send them a cheque for this amount by way of thanks.

PLEASE NOTE that all friends' orders will be checked against the festival's database of previous customers to confirm that they are a totally new customer to the festival.

eFestivals is again proud to be a sponsor of Wychwood Music Festival in 2012, as part of our commitment to put 10% of our turnover back into festivals.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June 2012
Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England MAP
£115 for the weekend, plus £22 for camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Wed 30th May 2012

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