Mark Steel, Paul Foot, and Sam Simmons top comedy line-up for Larmer Tree

published: Thu 12th May 2016

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Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th July 2016
Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5 5PY, England MAP
prices start at £45 a day - £230 for 5 days
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 26th May 2016

Larmer Tree Festival have announced their 2016 comedy line-up.

Once again, Larmer Tree Festival will be welcoming their late-night comedy club to the ARC stage. This year the club will be headlined by Mark Steel, Paul Foot, and Sam Simmons, supported by The Boy With Tape On His Face, Phil Nichol, Tiff Stevenson, Max and Ivan, Stuart Goldsmith, John Hastings, Brett Goldstein, Jen Brister, Jonny Awsum, Laura Lexx, Tom Webb, Danny Ward, and Barry Ferns.

Plus Edinburgh Fringe previews from Phil Nichol, Ellie Taylor, David Mills, Pat Cahill, Sarah Callaghan, James Veitch, Maddy Anholt , Larry Dean, and Doug Segal.

A first for Larmer Tree Festival will be a live on-site recording of the Comedian’s Comedian Podcast. As well as performing stand-up at the festival, Stu Goldsmith will record a brand new episode for his series, which asks fellow comedians - what makes them tick? He’ll be giving one of the comperes Tiff Stevenson a grilling about all things comedy in front of a lucky Larmer Tree audience, before releasing the podcast to the general public.

They join Jamie Cullum, Tom Odell, The Stranglers, Caro Emerald, Calexico , Jack Savoretti, Gabrielle Aplin, Lau, Afro Celt Sound System, Rozi Plain, This Is The Kit, The Wave Pictures, Cristobal and the Sea, Melt Yourself Down, The HillBenders, Frazey Ford, Natty, Treacherous Orchestra, Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band, Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons, Ethan Johns & Black Eyed Dogs, Jane Weaver, Sound of the Sirens, Lanterns on the Lake, Gwenno, Fenne Lily, Wildwood Kin, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Urban Pioneers, The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra, Lady Maisery, Edward II, Cosmo Sheldrake, The Drink, and TomQ.

Larmer Tree’s poetry and spoken word headliner on the ARC stage is John Cooper Clarke, plus for children there will be Mr Bloom from CBeebies Plus comedy, theatre & shows, poetry, literature and talks, workshops, family fun, food and drink, and more.

There will be over 100 bands and acts performing on six stages, alongside a comedy club, 150 free workshops and a Sunday carnival.

There's still more music, comedy, theatre and shows, poetry and talks, and family programmes to come for the festival, now in it's 26th year, which takes place from Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th July 2016 at Larmer Tree Gardens. Over 100 bands and acts will perform on six stages, alongside a comedy club, 150 free workshops and a Sunday carnival. Unlike most festivals, camping for tents is included in the ticket price regardless of how many day attending, so even one-day visitors can take advantage of the onsite night club and late night sessions.

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Tickets are sold on a tiered system. An adult weekend ticket is priced at £225 for all 5 days, £190 for 4 days, and £165 for 3 days, there are Youth (age 10-17), and Children aged under 10 years are free.

The ticket price includes camping for the night(s) of the date(s) of a ticket, and expect them to sell out quite quickly.

The deposit scheme means an adult ticket can be secured for a 1st payment from £56.67, depending upon the number of days required, with youth options also available.

There is an added week-long holiday pass available, these are priced at £250 for adults, and £145 for youth, under 10s free, with a dedicated luxury camping field providing hot showers, toilets, a café, campfire and barbecue area.

Parking is priced at £17.50 for multidays parking and campervan pass are priced at £52.

Day tickets are £45 for Wednesday, or Thursday; £49 for Friday; £69 for Saturday; and £59 for Sunday with youth options also available.



Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th July 2016
Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5 5PY, England MAP
prices start at £45 a day - £230 for 5 days
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 26th May 2016


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