exclusive: Larmer Tree adds Batucada Sound Machine

more artists, retro theme, and Mark Kermode’s film club line-up

published: Tue 5th Apr 2011

Batucada Sound Machine

Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th July 2011
Larmer Tree Gardens, near Tollard Royal (about 16 miles W of Salisbury), on the Wilts./Dorset border, SP5 5PT, England MAP
weekend tickets sold out, day tickets left for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
daily capacity: 4000
last updated: Thu 30th Jun 2011

eFestivals can exclusively reveal the latest acts to be announced for the 21st anniversary Larmer Tree Festival plus acts for the Street Theatre performances, the Saturday dress-up Retro theme, Mark Kermode's Film Club selections, and more.

Batucada Sound Machine
Larmer Tree have confirmed New Zealand's 13 piece Batucada Sound Machine, and Afro-French fusion crew Watcha Clan, Heidi Talbot with John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine , gaBLe, Cosmo Jarvis, Allo Darlin', Sheelanagig, Pete Lawrie, Derrin Nauendorf, Ruth Theodore, The Joker & The Thief, Vid Warren, and Tinderbox.

The first bunch of confirmed walkabout street theatre performers are; 19 year old boy wonder Ollie Mealing, the modern day Houdini of card trickery! Pixihoopsound and Wanda the Wonder-Cart and their mobile hula hoop party, Carpet Man and Lino Boy will be donning their multi-functional flooring based clothing and The Vegetable Nannies will be enjoying a day out with the unique characters that are the Vegetable Babies! Also walking the winding avenues of the Larmer Tree Festival gardens will be; Granny Turismo, Misguided Protest, I Scream Van, The Cleaner, The Thinker and The Chimps.

Today the Saturday fancy dress theme has been announced as... 1950s Retro Revival! Expect Rockabillies, Teddy Boys, T-Birds, coifed quiffs, flicked up collars, rock'n'roll, jive, vintage and swing! With activities to transport festival goers to the land of Brylcreem and milkshakes and keep them rocking around the clock all night long!

Mark Kermode has also announced the line-up of his second Film Club, running from 5.30pm, Thursday¬ĖSunday, Mark will be showcasing an intriguing selection of feature films across a variety of genres including animation, horror, cult movies, rock docs and family features. Mark's selection includes 'Singin' in the Rain', 'Young Frankenstein' and 'Wallace and Grommit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit' along with some lesser know versions of familiar stories in 'Phantom of the Paradise', a bizarre and brilliant rock and roll remake of The Phantom of the Opera, plus 'Forbidden Planet'; a witty and stylish adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' starring the legendary Leslie Nielsen. Mark will present introductions to the films, explaining why they are so important to him, and providing some fascinating information about the films and their makers.

Mark Kermode says, "It's great to be back at Larmer Tree with the Film Club. We had a terrific time last year, with oddities like Dougal and the Blue Cat and Beggars of Life playing to packed houses of all ages. I think we've got an even more eclectic programme this year with more of my favourite movies, and music once again providing the backbone of the show. My advice: arrive early!"

They join headliners Jools Holland and the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Imelda May, Ozomatli, Asian Dub Foundation, and Seasick Steve. Also confirmed are The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, Seth Lakeman, Caitlin Rose, Krystle Warren, The Coal Porters, Muntu Valdo, Emily Portman, Kitty MacFarlane, Stornoway, CW Stoneking, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, The Staves, Mama Rosin, ahab, The Penny Black Remedy, The Dodge Brothers, Moscow Drug Club, Boppin' B, The Buffalo Gals, Matthew and the Atlas, Kalakuta Millionaires, Goodnight Lenin, Skinny Lister, Rosie Doonan, My First Tooth, Polly & The Billets Doux, The Mopes, and Disco's Out (Murder's In).

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

There will be over over 80 acts playing in total across 6 stages at the family friendly festival set in the spectacular backdrop of Larmer Tree Gardens, in Dorest from Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th July.

Larmer Tree also offer Comfy Camping options including tipis in the Wigwam Sam tipi village, bell tent boutique camping with Hotel Bell Tent and for those who really want to be fully immersed in the 1950's theme there is the option of Airstream Trailers.

This year Larmer Tree have teamed up with Big Green Coach to provide a coach service from the festival site direct to Salisbury Railway Station at various times on the Monday morning. The fare is £8 per person and it is strongly advised that you book your seat in advance as there will be limited seats available on the day.

An adult weekend ticket is priced at £197 for all 5 days, £162 for 4 days, and £130 for 3 days, there are Youth (age 11-17), and Child (age 5-10) options also available. Day tickets are priced from £32 to £59 dependant on day. Larmer Tree ticket prices include free parking and camping for tents, caravans and campervans and under 5's are free.

To buy tickets online, click here. The ticket price includes camping for the night(s) of the date(s) of a ticket, and expect them to sell out quite quickly.

Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th July 2011
Larmer Tree Gardens, near Tollard Royal (about 16 miles W of Salisbury), on the Wilts./Dorset border, SP5 5PT, England MAP
weekend tickets sold out, day tickets left for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
daily capacity: 4000
last updated: Thu 30th Jun 2011


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