Wychwood Music Festival 2011

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Wychwood Music Festival 2011

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2011
Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England MAP
adult weekend £115, concession weekend £90, youth (10-15yrs) £55, child (5-9yrs) £15, under 5's
Daily capacity: 7,500
Last updated: Fri 27th May 2011

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 six years, and returns to Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire on Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June in 2011.


Headlining will be The Charlatans, The Waterboys, and Ian Anderson. Also on the bill are Robyn Hitchcock paying tribute to Captain Beefheart, Eddi Reader, Bluetones, Cornershop, Transglobal Underground, The Christians, Roddy Woomble, The Epstein, The Travelling Band, Jali Fily Cissokho, 3 Daft Monkeys, Delta Maid, ahab, The Beetroot Kings Elfynn, The Wurzels, Eliza Carthy, Neville Staple, Kissmet, John Cooper Clarke, Oxford Imps, Arcadian Kicks, Handshake, Baka Beyond, Baraka, Titi Robin, Chapelier Fou, François & the Atlas Mountains, and Moussu T e lei Jovents, with many more still to be announced.

The Comedy line-up includes Robin Ince, Ray Peacock, Matt Richardson, Iszi Lawrence, Tony Law, Silky, and Sol Berstein.

For young Wychwooders CBeebies superstar Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble returns this year to wake festival goers up on Sunday morning on the main stage. Bring your best singalong voices, dancing feet, and your favourite fancy dress costumes.

For the line-up details, and rumours as available please click here.

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The early bird ticket offer has now ended. An adult weekend ticket is priced at £115)
Weekend disabled (2 for 1) ticket £115
Youth (aged 16-18)/concession weekend tickets £90
Child 10-15 year old weekend tickets are priced at £55
Children aged 5-9 years weekend ticket £15, and those under 5 can attend for free.

Day tickets are now available. Friday tickets are priced at £37 for adults, and £24 for Youth/Concession tickets. Saturday tickets are priced at £53 for adults, and £40 for Youth/Concession. Sunday tickets are priced at £43 for adults, and £30 for Youth/Concession. Day tickets for teens aged 10-15 years old are priced at £20 for any day. Children aged 5-9 years tickets are priced at £10, and children under 5 can attend for the day for free but need to be accompanied by a grown up.

A weekend camping pass is priced at £20, a concession/youth weekend camping pass is available at a price of £10. Children under 16 can camp for free, live in vehicle/campervan passes are priced at £35 per person.

To buy tickets, click here.

Kids entertainment

The first guests on the literary front have also been confirmed with children's books authors Judith Kerr, Cathy Hopkins, Jeremy Strong, Philip Ardagh, Ian Whybrow, Justin Fletcher, Lazlo Strangolov (Matt Whyman), Steve Cole, Simon Mason, plus illustrator Korky Paul announced for the weekend's Children's Literary Festival, with the festival also welcoming back The Roald Dahl Museumn and Story Telling centre to keep the kids entertained.

Sculpture Gardens

There will also be a new area at the festival the Sculpture Gardens. For the first time Wychwood will be gathering together some of the finest artists and sculptors in the country to create a festival sculpture garden. Sculptures will include wire horses, wicker pieces and metal work by internationally exhibited sculptors, David Meredith and Michael Kusz. Michael's sculptures are full of humour, putting old copper boilers and lawnmowers to an amazing new use as birds and bats. Smaller pieces will include lifelike geckos and incredibly detailed metal insects.

Pottery will be on display and being made throughout the weekend, with lessons on how to throw on the potters wheel and tips on decorating pottery. There will also be demonstrations on Batik art and portrait painting.


General camping passes (charged per person) are also discounted for the limited period offering an adult weekend/disabled camping ticket for £10 (full price £20), a weekend youth/concession camping pass is priced at £5 (full price £10), with those aged under 16s able to camp with grown ups for free.

Campervan field

Festival organisers have done away with campervan passes but are charging a little more for folks who stay in that field. Weekend live in vehicle camping (per person) will be priced at £20 (full price £35) per adult, the same priced offer is available for disabled adults with their carers. Weekend youth/concession camping is priced at £10 (full price £25).

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 2011.

The festival is expected to continue with the same camping set up as 2010, 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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