Larmer Tree Festival 2008

Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th July 2008
Larmer Tree Gardens, near Tollard Royal (about 16 miles W of Salisbury), on the Wilts./Dorset border, SP5 5PT, England MAP
Only day tickets available - Thursday only
last updated: Wed 2nd Jul 2008

The dates for 2008 are confirmed as Wednesday 16th - Sunday 20th July.

A festival of largely acoustic folk and world music, but also roots, blues, jazz, Americana, reggae and more. Acts already confirmed for 2008 include Jools Holland & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra with support from acoustic blues artist Eric Bibb opening the festival on Wednesday, while on the Thursday there's the Levellers and Bellowhead, plus over the weekend there's Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Son of Dave, Ruth Notman, 12 Stone Toddler, The Bedouin Jerry Can Band, and on Sunday Tinariwen, bring their unique blend of desert blues to the festival. There are many more acts who have been announced. For the line-up details, and day splits as available please click here


The festival generally has a lovely chilled atmosphere, and is child-friendly, all set on a gorgeous site in lovely Victorian pleasure gardens with a free campsite next door, with free showers and well serviced toilets. There's numerous workshops for adults and children, therapy sessions and street theatre are also on offer.

To tie in with National Year of Reading, the Lostwood will be home to storytelling and poetry, including a performance by renowned poet Phil Bowen. There will also be writing workshops, family singing workshops and spoken word events, a Little Library especially for children.

Tickets priced at £172 for 5 days; £139 for 4 days; £110 for 3 days have all sold out. Day tickets for the Thursday only are still available, priced at £29 for the Thursday. All other ticket options have now sold out. To buy tickets online click here.

More information will be here when available.

Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th July 2008
Larmer Tree Gardens, near Tollard Royal (about 16 miles W of Salisbury), on the Wilts./Dorset border, SP5 5PT, England MAP
Only day tickets available - Thursday only
last updated: Wed 2nd Jul 2008


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