Wychwood Music Festival 2010

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Wychwood Music Festival 2010

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th June 2010
Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England MAP
adult weekend £110, concession weekend £85, youth (10-15yrs) £50, under 10's free
Daily capacity: 7,500
Last updated: Fri 28th May 2010

Wychwood Festival is a 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 five years, and returns to Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire on Friday 4th to Sunday 6th June in 2010.


Levellers will headline on Friday, Happy Mondays on Saturday, and Seth Lakeman on Sunday. Joining them are Lightning Seeds, Dreadzone, The South, Kila, Goldheart Assembly, 6 Day Riot, Beth Jeans Houghton, Toumani Diabate, King Creosote, 12 Stone Toddler, One String Loose, Pauline Black, The Travelling Band, The Leisure Society, John Smith, and Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds, and more. There are many more acts still to be announced. For the line-up details as available please click here.

The Comedy line-up is headlined by Ray Peacock, and Robin Ince, with Craig Murray, Rob Broderick, Iszi Lawrence, Nick Page, and Pete Johansson also confirmed.

For young Wychwooders CBeebies superstar Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble who will be waking festival goers up on Sunday morning on the main stage. Bring your best singalong voices, dancing feet, and your favourite fancy dress costumes.

Authors announced for the Kids Literature Festival include Ian Whybrow, Philip Ardagh, Linda Chapman, Katharine Hollabird, Justin Richards, Alexander Gordon Smith, Guy Bass, and Sally Grindley.

Wychwood Festival has announced that the third stage will be partnered with BBC Introducing. The 'BBC Introducing... in Gloucestershire' stage will have the cream of emerging talent from the six counties that border Gloucestershire playing over the festival.

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The early bird ticket offer has now ended. Adult weekend tickets are priced at £110, youth (aged 16-18)/concession weekend tickets are priced at £85, and 10-15 year old weekend tickets are priced at £50 with all children aged under 10 able to attend for free (Max 2 per adult) then £10 for each additional child. Disabled 2 for 1 weekend tickets are priced at £110.

Day tickets are now available. Friday tickets are priced at £35 for adults, and £22 for Youth/Concession tickets. Saturday tickets are priced at £50 for adults, and £37 for Youth/Concession. Sunday tickets are priced at £40 for adults, and £27 for Youth/Concession. Day tickets for teens aged 10-15 years old are priced at £20 for any day. Children aged under 10 years can attend for free, but need to be accompanied by a grown up.

To buy tickets click here.

This year Wychwood will be introducing a small charge for camping for the concession and adult tickets. A weekend camping pass is priced at £20, a concession/youth weekend camping pass is available at a price of £10. Children under 15 can camp for free, live in vehicle/campervan passes are priced at £40 (in addition to a camping pass for each person). Wychwood will offer the usual quality of campsite facilities and in 2010 the showers will be free.

Additional info

Wychwood is a festival not only of music, but crammed full of other things for the 7,500 attendees to see and do, from comedy to cinema, and from workshops to the healing gardens. They already have a number of special things lined up for 2010.

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Returning in 2010 will be the Roald Dahl Museum and Storytelling Centre with more Roald Dahl stories and fun making. The first of next year's first Children's Lit Fest confirmations is the Ian Whybrow, author of the 'Harry & The Dinosaurs' series of books. This year, the best part of a million copies of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs will be distributed free to children starting school across the country through the Booktime programme.

The festival has also announced that they will be welcoming the English National Ballet to their workshops programme in 2010. Expect inspiring dance activities for budding ballerinas of all ages and abilities based around their 2010 repertoire including Swan Lake and Cinderella - more details to follow in the coming months.

The festival is expected to continue with the same camping set up as 2009, 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.

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 2010 of the popular headphone disco.


Here is a short eFestivals film about 2008'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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More information will be here when available.

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