exclusive: comedy line-up announced for Larmer Tree

Russell Kane, Arthur Smith, Phil Nichol, Andi Osho, + more acts too

published: Thu 28th Apr 2011

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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 comedy line-up headlined by Russell Kane, Arthur Smith, Phil Nichol, and Andi Osho as well as some additional acts for the 21st anniversary Larmer Tree Festival.

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The four sterling headliners for this year's Larmer Tree Comedy Club are joined by Phil Kay, Tom Wrigglesworth, Rob Deering, Gareth Richards, Late Night Gimp Fight, Abandoman, Wittank, Sara Pascoe, James Acaster, Iain Stirling, Fergus Craig, and Joel Dommett.

On top of announcing the first wave of comedy gold to grace the gardens of Larmer Tree, there are also some new acts led by Vieux Farka Toure the son of one of the uncontested trailblazers of African music, the late Ali Farka Touré, and a major artist in his own right Vieux has earned himself the nickname of 'the Hendrix of the Sahara’' and played to millions worldwide when he was invited to perform at the World Cup opening concert in South Africa in 2010.

Another new additions include two-tone legends The Selecter with Pauline Black joined by the full reunited band line-up. Plus New Zealand's The Phoenix Foundation, Bhangra sensation Jassi Sidhu, Gabby Young and Other Animals, new look 4 piece 3 Daft Monkeys, Delta Maid, Alejandro Toledo and The Magic Tombolinos, Larmer Tree regular DJ Derek, Rory McLeod, Kidnap Alice, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Megan Henwood, Barnaby Keen Band, Baila la Cumbia Also just confirmed are The Bamana Project, Scoundrels, The Gramophone Party, Police Dog Hogan, CityStereo, Fearne.

On the opening day of the festival, Wednesday 13th July, Jools Holland and his 24 piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with his very special guest Sandie Shaw will be joined by: the funky voiced Hannah Williams with her soul infused Tastemakers starting and ending the evening to ensure it'll be a night to remember for all the right reasons.

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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