Wychwood Music Festival 2009

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Wychwood Music Festival 2009

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May 2009
Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England MAP
£110 w/e adults with camping; youth/concession £85; campervans £30
Last updated: Fri 8th May 2009

Very family-friendly, intimate and inclusive for audience and musician alike, blending world, roots and contemporary music, and encouraging new collaborations. There's also comedy, workshops, and more.

Wychwood Festival aims to build on the success of the first four years, and returns on Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May in 2009.

The headliners for Friday are Super furry Animals, Saturday is Supergrass, and Sunday is Dub Colossus. Confirmations so far also include Dhol Foundation, The Beat, Cara Dillon, Bellowhead, Kissmet, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Red Light Company, The Wonder Stuff, Oysterband, John Jones, and Justin Adams with Juldeh Camara, with many more still to be announced. There's also comedy with Mundo Jazz, Arthur Smith, Sol Bernstein, Matt Barnard, Phil James, and Daniel Bland, with more to come. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Tickets prices
Tickets are on sale, priced at £110 for the weekend, with concessions priced at £85, and up-to two under-12s FREE (extra under-12s £10 each), and a campervan/caravan pass is £30. Day tickets are also available:
Friday: adult ticket is priced at £35, youth/concession £22.
Sunday: adult ticket is priced at £40, youth/concession £27.
Children under 12 tickets for any day are free.

To buy tickets, click here.

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The festival will continue with the same camping set up as 2008, whereby you will be able to drive up to your camping pitch, and unload your camping gear right by where you are setting up. The campsite is flat, and always in great condition. Then emptied cars must be driven off the campsite and to the car park. After the festival, you'll be able to drive back to your pitch to load up.

After the success of the Roald Dahl Storytelling last year, Wychwood will have a whole new area dedicated to Children's Authors in 2009. The Children's Literature Festival at Wychwood will include readings from some of the top authors of today, plus interactive workshops, performing, creating, and dressing up! Guests appearing include illustrators Kristina Stephenson, Hannah Shaw and Hilda Offen, storyteller Cat Weatherill, and authors Philip Ardagh, Karen Walace, Ruth Symes, Siobhán Parkinson, Jeremy Strong, Ulf Stark, Heather Dyer, Annette Butterworth and Nick Butterworth. Joining them are poets Carol Ann Duffy, and John Sampson.

Wychwood has established itself as being one of the best family festivals in the UK, and prides itself on its eclectic mix of Indie, pop, world and folk music programming combined with comedy (sponsored by eFestivals.co.uk), solar powered cinema, loads of workshops, seminars and creative activities for all ages, all on a compact site at Cheltenham Racecourse, with idyllic camping under the Prestbury Hills. Expect also the return in 2009 of the popular silent disco.

Here is a short eFestivals film about last year's Wychwood festival.

Click HERE for information about all aspects of Wychwood Festival.

eFestivals is proud to sponsor the comedy at Wychwood Music Festival, as part of our commitment to support festivals - see here for more information.

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