Larmer Tree Festival 2010

Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th July 2010
Larmer Tree Gardens, near Tollard Royal (about 16 miles W of Salisbury), on the Wilts./Dorset border, SP5 5PT, England MAP
£184 for 5 days, day tickets priced at £30 to £58 dependant on day
last updated: Mon 7th Jun 2010

around the festival site

An intimate crowd of only 4,000, five family friendly days of eclectic music, street theatre and workshops set in the spectacular backdrop of Larmer Tree Gardens with its resident peacocks and macaws.


around the festival site
The dates for the 20th birthday of this festival of acoustic folk and world music, but also roots, blues, jazz, Americana, reggae are confirmed as Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th July.

Line-up

The line-up has been announced in full and the headline acts for this year's celebration include Toots and the Maytals, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with special guest Alison Moyet, Martha Wainwright, Robert Cray, Toumani Diabaté and Newton Faulkner. In addition to the stellar line-up of musical talent, Larmer Tree Festival also hosts an intimate comedy club, which will this year feature the likes of Russell Howard, Rich Hall, and David O'Doherty. For the full line-up details 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 are also countless other attractions for all ages, including a carnival procession, 150 free workshops, theatre and talks, site art and a dedicated kids' zone.

Tickets

The early bird offer has now ended. An adult weekend ticket is priced at £184 for all 5 days, £150 for 4 days, and £120 for 3 days, there are Youth (age 11-17), and Child (age 5-10) options also available. Day tickets are priced from £30 to £58 dependant on day. Larmer Tree ticket prices include free parking and camping for tents, caravans and campervans and under 5's are free.



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

around the festival site (parade)

Festival entertainment

Mark Kermode's Film Club will be at this year's Larmer Tree Festival. The film critic will be showcasing eight of his favourite films, including a very special showing of silent film Beggars of Life - in which Mark's own band will perform a live soundtrack. Mark will be showcasing films including Silent Running, Brazil and Mary Poppins. Mark will also include one of his guilty pleasures, in the form of Angelina Jolie's breakout film Hackers. Mark Kermode's Film Club will take place between Thursday 15th and Sunday 18th of July in the Victorian pavilion.

The festival has walkabout theatre and over 150 workshops for all ages from Thursday at 2pm onwards. Children can learn new crafts in the festival's Hands On! workshops making everything from Fabulous Fish textiles to Bouncy Jellyfish that glow in the dark. Hands On! sessions are available for adults too. There's circus skills from Thursday to Sunday, and 11 acres of gardens for children to explore with a huge adventure playground!

Workshops

Adults workshops include things like a Barn Dance with Cut A Shine and other dance workshops including Bellydancing, and Can Can. The festival also provides opportunities for festival-goers including Singing with the London Bulgarian Choir.

YouthZone

YouthZone is the perfect place for young people (11-17) to make new friends, catch up with old ones, learn something new or just chill out in their own space.

Street theatre

Larmer Tree Festival brings a huge array of street theatre performance. Crazy characters abound while lavish costumes, outlandish puppetry, capering and clowning are the order of the day. Human jukebox collective The Dukesbox will be on hand to astound festival goers with improvisations of almost any request imaginable. Also Folk in a Box – the world's smallest music venue! Long-time Larmer Tree favourites the (Mis)Guided Tour will be returning once more to show guests around the festival site in their charmingly eccentric, wildly inaccurately and completely chaotic fashion. Other madcap and colourfully crazy street theatre performances include Photo Crike, and Disco Queen of Hula, with a Fire Stunt Show.

Larmer Tree also presents a hand-picked selection of theatre, (staged in the Victorian pavilion Club Larmer) drawn from around the UK, including highlights from the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Delights include The Cabinet of Living Cinema, and How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse. A splash of old-school glamour is shaken together with some cutting edge cabaret performance in The Charity Shop Cabaret.

The magical Lostwood area is expected to return. Celebrating the art of storytelling, poetry, spoken and written word this area is home to 60 free sessions for all ages. Amongst many other favourites the Late Night Storytelling sessions hopefully will be returning for all to enjoy.

More information will be here when available.

around the festival site (panorama)

Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th July 2010
Larmer Tree Gardens, near Tollard Royal (about 16 miles W of Salisbury), on the Wilts./Dorset border, SP5 5PT, England MAP
£184 for 5 days, day tickets priced at £30 to £58 dependant on day
last updated: Mon 7th Jun 2010


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