eFestivals exclusive: Ladysmith Black Mambazo to headline Wychwood Festival

plus Lucy Rose, Barron Knights, Mt. Wolf, Thrill Collins, comedy, & more

published: Wed 25th Feb 2015

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May 2015
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£141 for the weekend, with camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Tue 12th May 2015

eFestivals can exclusively reveal that South African choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be the Sunday main stage headliner for Wychwood Music Festival which returns for its' 11th event to Cheltenham Racecourse, in Gloucestershire next year from Friday 29th until Sunday 31st May, during the summer half term holiday.

Sunday's Big Top Sun headliner is also revealed today as Lucy Rose, with The Barron Knights, Mt. Wolf, Thrill Collins, and Plastic Mermaids also added to the musical line-up.

Ali Campbell is Saturday's mainstage headlining act and joined by fellow ex-UB40 members Astro and Mickey Virtue. The Proclaimers, Electric Swing Circus, Dreadzone, Rusty Shackle, Craig Charles, Andy Kershaw, The Wonder Stuff (acoustic), Monsieur Doumani, Dick & Dom, Folk On, Fickle Friends, Demob Happy, Ted Zed, Black Honey, and Palace. Ghostpoet is the Smashing Blouse headliner in the Big Top on Saturday.

More comedians have been added for the eFestivals sponsored comedy line-up Michael Legge, Cerys Nelmes, Jenny Collier, Jack Heal, Chris Turner, Jay Cowle, and Jamali Maddix.

They join Jon Wagstaffe, Howard Read, Tiernan Douieb, George Rigden, Keith Farnan,  Nick Page, Mitch Benn, and Tom Allen.

The Wychwood Music Festival boasts four music stages with over 100 bands, plus comedy, 100 workshops and events for all ages, kids literature festival, healing and sculpture gardens, The Headphone Disco until the wee hours, great food and real ales, and much more.

To see who is playing when see the Wychwood Music Festival line-up page.

The Lit Fest tent returns in 2015 and will once again feature kids authors and illustrators, the first names for which are Paul Stickland (10 Terrible Dinosaurs), Steve Cole (Monsters and Alien Mummies), John Dougherty (Stinkbomb and Ketchup face), Tony De Saulles (Horrible Science), Ali Sparkes (Blue Peter award winner, new book Car Jacker), Jo Cotterill and Waterstones festival illustrator Gemma Hastilow.

There are numerous workshop venues, and with over 100 events over the weekend both inside and out for adults, kids and families featuring dance, theatre, fitness, nature, musicianship, singing, puppetry, photography, circus skills arts and crafts and much more.

Some of the workshops have been announced for this year these include Bhangra, Bollywood and Indian fusion dance with Sohan Kailey of Aashiyana Arts and Belly Dance with Mirage and Syren. There will be ukulele workshops for all ages with Ukeholics - organisers of the UK Ukulele Festival.

There will also be musical theatre workshops with Cameo Kids and circus skills workshop with Circus Kaos and Solo Circus. Arts and crafts activities include willow weaving, papier mache tree, bugs and hats with Rachel Shilston, crochet and knitting with The Wooly Warriors, giant colouring in, painting, shaker making, collage with Emma's Crafty Kids and many more to be confirmed.

Entertaineers include Pizzas of Eight puppet show, Punch and Judy, giant bubble show with SamSam the Bubbleman, spoken word cabaret evening with Cheltenham Poetry Festival, a variety cabaret evening, Dragon's Tale show by Theatric Arts and a family magic show with Ace Of Diamonds Magic Company.

Plus out and about around the site there will be walkabout performers, clay modelling, under the canopy creations, a graffiti wall and face painting.

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A full adult weekend ticket with camping priced at £129, a disabled (2 for 1 with carer) ticket is priced at £129, Youth/Concessions weekend tickets are priced at £104, a teen (aged 10-15 yr) full weekend ticket is priced at £62, a child aged 5-9 years ticket is priced at £22, and under 5 years olds can attend for free.

An adult camping ticket is an additional £22, concession camping tickets are priced at £11, camping for children aged under 16 years is free, and a campervan ticket is priced at £60.

Day tickets are priced as follows:
                               
Friday Adult £42
Friday Concession £32
Sunday (10-15 years) £22
Sunday (5-9 years) £10
Sunday Under 5 years free
                                
Saturday Adult £57
Saturday Concession £42
Sunday (10-15 years) £22
Sunday (5-9 years) £10
Sunday Under 5 years free
                                
Sunday Adult £47
Sunday Concession £32
Sunday (10-15 years) £22
Sunday (5-9 years) £10
Sunday Under 5 years free

Adult day camping £10
Concession day camping £5
Under 16 day camping  free
Campervan day camping £25
Campervan day concession camping £10

eFestivals is proud to sponsor the comedy at Wychwood Music Festival, as part of our commitment to support festivals.



Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May 2015
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£141 for the weekend, with camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Tue 12th May 2015


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