exclusive: Wychwood announces Supergrass as Saturday headliner

and more acts including The Beat, Dhol Foundation, and Cara Dillon

published: Fri 23rd Jan 2009

Supergrass

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

Supergrass have been confirmed as the Saturday night headliner for this year's Wychwood Music Festival.

Supergrass
The Brit-pop band, are sure to bring a great vibe to the festival with their feel good summery pop tunes. Joining them on the Saturday line-up are ska legends The Beat, and up and coming alternative, indie band The Mummers.

There are also new additions to Friday's musical offerings with an engaging mix of folk, pop and rock from Danny and The Champions of The World, and high energy, exotic electro funk from Oojami Sound System.

Dhol Foundation
Sunday's billing now includes the Johnny Kalsi led Bhangra drums of Dhol Foundation, and the young Irish singer Cara Dillon.

Proudly sponsored by eFestivals the Comedy Stage at Wychwood curated by Mundo Jazz has added the comic genius Sol Bernstein, the many characters of Matt Barnard, the one-liner maestro with a deadpan delivery Phil James, and dark comic world of Daniel Bland.

This year's first acts for the Doghouse Stage have been confirmed as Leni Ward who melds electronic and more traditional instrumentation, Manchester's avant-garde The Witches, Box Kid and their electro-reggae pop, and the breakbeat and pop mix of Summer Holiday. Maghribibeat could be the band to watch with what could be the perfect festival sound, one that mixes traditional Moroccan Gnawa music with high energy acoustic driven trance.

New for 2009 is keen Wychwood supporter Tom Robinson curating an evening stage, and his 'Fresh on the Net Sessions' bands include Orphans & Vandals, Hoodlums, Alice Gun, Natalie Ross, Mooli, and Dan Whitehouse.

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Tickets are on sale, priced at £110 for the weekend, with concessions costing £85, and up-to two under-12s FREE (extra under-12s £10 each). A campervan/caravan pass is £30. To buy tickets, click here.

Wychwood has established itself in just four years 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.

Why not check out this short film about last year's Wychwood festival?



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


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