Wychwood Music Festival 2013

Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£120 for the weekend, plus £20 for camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Tue 28th May 2013

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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.

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Wychwood Festival aims to build on the success of the first eight years, and returns to Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire on Friday 31st May until Sunday 2nd June in 2013.


Latest additions are spoken word and poetry acts Rob Barratt, Steve Pottinger, Trevor Meaney, Words Escape Me, Brenda Read Brown, Mark Blayney, Stephen Morrison-Burke, Joy-Amy Wigman, and Luke Archer.

Friday night is topped by Soul II Soul, Saturday headliner is The Human League, and Sunday's is Bill Bailey with the closing act Dreadzone, plus the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Caravan Palace, Kate Nash, Lucy Rose, Craig Charles, Toploader, Sadie & the Hotheads, Lo'Jo, Thrill Collins, Paul Ewing, The Dualers, Police Dog Hogan, The Beat, John Otway, Sam Lee, Eddie and The Hot Rods, Moulettes, Public Service Broadcasting, The Other Tribe, Polarsets, Cave Painting, The History of Apple Pie, Mt. Wolf, Dems, NewQuay Times, Eliza and the Bear, Shields, Clement Marfo & the Frontline, Emily And The Woods, Seasfire, Lloyd Yates, Sivu, Mausi, Welcome to Marathon, Jake Watson, Lady Black, Nina Condron, Stressechoes, Andy Oliveri, Joe Summers, David Richards, Emily Lynn, Swift Manouver, KSH & The Going Goods, Calum Longshaw, Tom Muddle, and Lexx Keane & Rich Howie, Rob Deering, Kelly Kingham, Jon Wagstaffe, Christian Steel, Sol Bernstein, and Nick Page, plus Rachel Sermanni, Paper Aeroplanes, The Brickwork Lizards, Steve Gifford, The Wedding Present, Hannah McIntyre, Bwani Junction, Rebecca De Winter, Gaz Brookfield, Of Rust and Bone, and Roo Panes. For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.


The early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend tickets are priced at £120, weekend disabled (2 for 1) tickets are priced at £120, and 10-15 year old weekend tickets are priced at £55. Children aged under 9 years old can attend for free.

General camping passes (charged per person) for an adult weekend/disabled camping ticket for £20, a weekend youth/concession camping pass is priced at £10, with those aged under 16s able to camp with grown ups for free. A campervan pass is priced at £35.

Friday adult day tickets are priced at £37, a Friday youth/concession day ticket is priced at £24. Saturday adult day tickets are priced at £53, and a Saturday youth/concession day ticket is priced at £40. Whilst a Sunday adult day ticket is priced at £43, and a Sunday youth/concession day ticket is priced at £20.

A child (aged 10-15 years) day ticket is priced at £20 for any day, and a day ticket is free for kids aged under under 10 years.

To buy tickets, click here.

Kids entertainment

Authors and illustrators include Philip Ardagh, Ian Whybrow, John Dougherty, Shoo Rayner, Wendy Meddour, Lynne Armstrong-Hobbs, Julie Fultons, Tony Desaulles, Gemma Hastilow, Karen Langtree, Petr Horacek, Chris Edge, Jenny Smith, Caryl Hart, Jo Empson, and Giles Paley Phillips. Also at Wychwood over the weekend will be CBeebies' Mr Bloom, Storytelling Ponies, The Roald Dahl Story tellers, Spot the Dog, Winnie the Witch, Kipper and other kids' favourite characters.

Other guests

Also announced for Wychwood this year is the DocTent a unique space, that delves into the world of documentary film in a whole new way. Offering festival goers the chance to watch, discuss and even make compelling non-fictional films and learn the arts of capturing reality, with a program intriguing, entertaining and surprising documentaries throughout the weekend, interspersed with workshops and discussions with the filmmakers themselves.

The British Ecological Society will be celebrating its 100th birthday at Wychwood this summer. A team of enthusiastic young ecologists and students will be manning the stall 'Sex and Bugs and Rock 'n Roll', where they will offer a chance to discover the fun side of Ecology with entertaining hands-on activities for all ages, with stickers, prizes and other giveaways.

Wychwood will also see the return of the Roald Dahl Museum and the Story Centre bringing their activities along to Cheltenham to entertain festival goers.

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.

The festival is expected to continue with the same camping set up, 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 2013 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.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£120 for the weekend, plus £20 for camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Tue 28th May 2013

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