Exclusive: Bill Bailey to headline Wychwood Festival

plus Lucy Rose, Mr Bloom, Shields, Eliza and the Bear, & more

published: Thu 28th Feb 2013

Bill Bailey

Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£120 for the weekend, plus £20 for camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Tue 28th May 2013

eFestivals can exclusively reveal that comic genius Bill Bailey will be bringing his 'Qualmpeddler' to bring the festival to laughter filled close on the Sunday of this summer's Wychwood Festival.

Bill Bailey
Bill Bailey
Bill Bailey's show will have the all classic Bill Bailey elements, trademark musical mash-ups, multi-lingual riffs, films, songs, philosophizing and silliness on a grand scale, and we are promised one amazing owl. He is the first of the comedy offerings sponsored by eFestivals.

The show sees Bill voicing his doubts about the modern world, which have grown into Qualms. He will be channeling these feelings of Unease and Apprehension, with the help of Religious Dubstep, his folk bouzouki, Horntallica, a re-appraisal of some of the world's greatest works of art and perhaps a dub version of Downton Abbey. Bill will try to confront his Cluster-Qualm of living live on the main stage on Sunday night.

Wychwood has also announced that their Cbeebies kids star for the opening Sunday mainstage slot this year will be Mr Bloom, Headlining the Smashing Blouse Stage on Sunday will be Lucy Rose with Shields, Clement Marfo & the Frontline, and Eliza and The Bear also confirmed for the Big Top takeover by the London outfit run in part by Jesse Woods, son of Ron Woods of the Stones.

They join acts already confirmed who are Saturday headliners The Human League, plus Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Caravan Palace, Kate Nash, Craig Charles, Police Dog Hogan, The Beat, John Otway, Sam Lee, Eddie and The Hot Rods, Moulettes, Public Service Broadcasting, The Other Tribe, Polarsets, Cave Painting, The History of Apple Pie, Mt. Wolf, Dems, NewQuay Times, Emily And The Woods, Seasfire, and Lloyd Yates.

For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

Wychwood will also see the return of the Roald Dahl Museum and the Story Centre bringing their activities along to Cheltenham to entertain festival goers.

Added to the Kids Literature part of the festival are Caryl Hart author of the 'Supermarket Zoo' and 'How to Grow a Dinosaur'and 'The Abominators' creator Jenny Smith.

These authors and illustrators join Petr Horacek, Chris Edge, Karen Langtree, Gemma Hastilow, Shoo Rayner, John Dougherty, Philip Ardagh and Tony de Saulles. Also at Wychwood over the weekend will be Talking Horses, Spot the Dog, Winnie the Witch, Kipper and other kids' favourite characters.

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 eight years, and will return to Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire from Friday 31st May until Sunday 2nd June 2013.

An adult weekend tickets are priced at £120, weekend disabled (2 for 1) tickets are priced at £120, and 10-15 year old weekend tickets are priced at £55. Children aged under 9 years old can attend for free.

General camping passes (charged per person) for an adult weekend/disabled camping ticket for £20, a weekend youth/concession camping pass is priced at £10, with those aged under 16s able to camp with grown ups for free. A campervan pass is priced at £35.

Friday adult day tickets are priced at £37, a Friday youth/concession day ticket is priced at £24. Saturday adult day tickets are priced at £53, and a Saturday youth/concession day ticket is priced at £40. Whilst a Sunday adult day ticket is priced at £43, and a Sunday youth/concession day ticket is priced at £20.

A child (aged 10-15 years) day ticket is priced at £20 for any day, and a day ticket is free for kids aged under under 10 years.

To buy tickets, click here.


eFestivals is proud to sponsor the comedy at Wychwood Music Festival, as part of our commitment to support festivals - see here for more information.

Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£120 for the weekend, plus £20 for camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Tue 28th May 2013


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