Wychwood Music Festival 2016

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2016
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£160 for the weekend, with camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Mon 23rd May 2016

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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.

Wychwood returns to Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire for 12th year from Friday 3rd until Sunday 5th June in 2016.


The Waterboys, 10cc, Bill Bailey, Idlewild, Stereo MCs, The Selecter, Peter Hook & The light, Kate Rusby, From the Jam, Justin Fletcher, Ms Dynamite, Craig Charles, Keston Cobblers Club, The Correspondents, Matt Berry & The Maypoles, HONNE, Slow Club, Anteros, Sioux Falls, The Hoo Haas, INHEAVEN, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Haelos , Tiger Club, Little Brother Eli, Kerri Watt, Black Honey, Wildhood, Rag 'n' Bone Man, Only Girl, Cash+David, Ten Tombs, Hunter & The Bear, Thrill Collins, The Ben Cipolla Band, Folk On, The Ooks of Hazzard, SN Dubstation, Get Inuit, Duotone, Demi Marriner, Fifteen String Trio, All Ears Avow, Sahara Breeze, Madi Stimpson Trio, The Hummingbirds, The Lottery Winners, Plain Royals, Polar Front, Zurich, The Great Western Tears, Edd Donovan & the Wandering Moles, Whyte Lytes, Mystified, HUMM, Quigley, Jonny Payne & The Thunder, The Tuesday Syndicate, Narratones, Eden Roxx, Cooper Black, Mickey Wynne, Harri Larkin, Hanna Scott, Jack Cooper, Jazzy Heath, Bobby Scaife, Chris Smee, UK Feds, Twitchers, Welcome Back Delta, EMMAY, Troy Redfern, Stone Cold Killers, Not Completely British, Katie Collins, The Knights of Mentis, Dan Walton, Answer Back, Urban Cohorts, Dante, Frazer Lepford and Piers W-J featuring Rob Jones.

The Wychwood Music Festival boasts four music stages with over 100 bands, plus comedy, 100 workshops and events for all ages, kids literature festival, healing and sculpture gardens, The Headphone Disco until the wee hours, great food and real ales, and much more.

Taking to the taking to the comedy stage over the weekend will be Gary Delaney, George Rigden, Tim Goodings, Andrew O'Neill, Pun Man, and Tiernan Douieb, Darren Harriott, Lou Conran, Monkey Poet, Bob Wildlife, Jeremy Flynn, Abigoliah Schamaun, El Baldiniho, Tom Taylor, Dan Wright, Howard Read, Jay Foreman, Patrick Monahan, and Will Hodgson.

For the line-up details, and day splits as available see the Wychwood Music Festival line-up page.


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The early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend ticket is priced at just £135, a disabled (2 for 1 with carer) ticket is priced at £135, Youth/Concessions weekend tickets are priced at £110, a teen (aged 10-15 yr) full weekend ticket is priced at £65, children aged 5-9 years weekend tickets are priced at £25 and under 5 year olds go free with an adult.

An adult camping ticket is an additional £25, concession camping tickets are priced at £14 camping for children aged under 16 years is free, and a campervan ticket is priced at £65.

Day tickets are also available priced as follows:    
Friday Adult £45
Friday Concession £34
Saturday Adult £59
Saturday Concession £44
Sunday Adult £49
Sunday Concession £34
Any Day child (aged 10-15 years) £24
Andy Day child (aged 5-9 years) £12
Any Day child (aged under 5 years) free
Adult Day Camping £11
Concession Day Camping £6
Under 16 Day Camping £free
Campervan/Caravan Day Camping £25

Kids entertainment

Wychwood offers fantastic fun for kids, and hosts a literary festival with authors and illustrators, kids' favourite characters, a multitude of making things, playing with stuff, learning, education, workshops, dance, and much more, and all free with no need to sign up, just drop in and join in the fun.

Kids Literature Festival

The Lit Fest tent returns in 2016 and will once again feature kids authors and illustrators including Tamsyn Murray, Abi Elphinstone, Michelle Robinson, Tony de Saulles, John Dougherty, Jo Cotterill and Gemma Hastilow.


There are numerous workshop venues, and with over 100 events over the weekend both inside and out for adults, kids and families featuring dance, theatre, fitness, nature, musicianship, singing, puppetry, photography, circus skills arts and crafts and much more.

Plus out and about around the site there will be walkabout performers, clay modelling, under the canopy creations, a graffiti wall and face painting.

Additional info

Wychwood is a festival not only of music, but crammed full of other things for attendees to see and do, from comedy to cinema, and from workshops to the healing gardens, and attracts all generations to enjoy a weekend of easy festival going.

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.


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 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2016
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£160 for the weekend, with camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Mon 23rd May 2016

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