eFestivals can exclusively reveal headliners Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark on Saturday, and Levellers on Sunday and a few other first acts confirmed for next year's family-friendly Wychwood Festival which returns for its' 13th event to Cheltenham Racecourse, in Gloucestershire next year from Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th June 2017, during the summer half term holiday.
After their debut 'Electricity' in 1979, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's, Andy McClusky and Paul Humphreys' pop craftsmanship made OMD a household name. Crowds at the racecourse can expect hits like 'Enola Gay', Joan of Arc', 'Souvenir', 'If You Leave', "(Forever) Live and Die', 'Electricity', 'Tesla Girls', 'We Love You', 'Genetic Engineering', 'Sailing On The Seven Seas' and more.
Levellers are the classic festival band, festival goers can expect some of their folk punk roots showcased like 'Carry Me', 'One Way', 'Fifteen Years' and 'Beautiful Day' plus many more the Brighton folk-rock heroes are sure to bring the weekend to a frenetic climax.
The family friendly event will also host Katy Ashworth from CBeebies I Can Cook as Saturday's opening act for the kids. Also confirmed for Saturday on the mainstage are Kanda Bongo Man, and The East Pointers, with Thrill Collins, and Electric Swing Circus appearing on Sunday on the mainstage.
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.
Wychwood offers fantastic fun for kids, and hosts a literary festival with authors and illustrators, kids' favourite characters, a multitude of making things, playing with stuff, learning, education, workshops, dance, and much more, and all free with no need to sign up, just drop in and join in the fun.
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.
Tier 2 early bird tickets are now on sale. A full adult weekend ticket is priced at just £130, a disabled (2 for 1 with carer) ticket is priced at £130, Youth/Concessions weekend tickets are priced at £105, a teen (aged 10-15 yr) full weekend ticket is priced at £65, children aged 5-9 years weekend tickets are priced at £20 and under 5 year olds go free with an adult.
An adult camping ticket is an additional £20, concession camping tickets are priced at £11, camping for children is free, and a campervan ticket is priced at £55.
Day tickets will be available at a later date.
eFestivals is proud to sponsor the comedy at Wychwood Music Festival, as part of our commitment to support festivals.
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