Tim Minchin for Larmer Tree

plus Edward II, Vintage Trouble, Akala,Hip hop Shakespeare, Shlomo

published: Thu 9th Feb 2012

Tim Minchin

Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Larmer Tree Gardens, near Tollard Royal (about 16 miles W of Salisbury), on the Wilts./Dorset border, SP5 5PT, England MAP
£190 for all 5 days (Thursday sold out)
daily capacity: 4000
last updated: Mon 9th Jul 2012

eFestivals can exclusively reveal that Tim Minchin will be making fans laugh at the 22nd Larmer Tree Festival which takes place from Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th July 2012 at Larmer Tree Gardens.

Tim Minchin
Minchin will be headlining this year's comedy line-up on Thursday 12th July with his catalogue of hilarious, scathing and often unsettlingly songs. Tim is well-known for his iconic dance moves, wildly teased hair, and enormous sense of occasion. He's made appearances on various comedy TV shows including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Genius, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Strings, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and hosted the BBC's first Comedy Prom. He's also just finished a tour of sell-out shows across the UK, recently toured with the 55-piece Heritage Orchestra, and hosted two sold-out nights at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Julia Safe, Co-Director of Larmer Tree Festival said, "We're very excited to be welcoming Tim Minchin and his grand piano to the festival - he's the biggest comedy headliner we've ever had! To celebrate this, and make sure the whole audience see him, Tim will be our first comedian to grace the Main Stage. This year's festival is shaping up to be the best yet and we can’t wait for July."

There's also more music acts confirmed today, they are Edward II, Vintage Trouble, Akala, Hip Hop Shakespeare, Shlomo, Otis Gibbs, festival favourite DJ Derek, Jason Ringenberg, The Urban Folk Quartet, The Wave Pictures, Crowns, Rachel Sermanni, Keston Cobblers Club, and Still Moving DJs .

Festival regular Jools Holland and the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra returns to kick-start the festival on Wednesday as is traditional with his extra special guest to be announced in the new year. Friday's headliner has been announced as folk rockers and firm festival favourites Levellers. Playing on Sunday will be the Cornish sea shanty choir The Fisherman's Friends.

Also announced are Dub Pistols, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, Churchfitters, Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow, BARD, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, and JP Cooper.

There are still many more acts to be confirmed. There will be over over 80 acts playing in total across 6 stages. For the line-up details as available please click here.

An adult weekend ticket is priced at £190 for all 5 days, £165 for 4 days, and £140 for 3 days, there are Youth (age 11-17), and Child (age 5-10) options also available. Day tickets are priced from £36 to £60 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, 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.

In total Larmer Tree Festival will showcase more than 80 acts on 6 stages, and offer 150 free workshops, international comedians, street theatre, an onsite night club and late night jam sessions.

Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Larmer Tree Gardens, near Tollard Royal (about 16 miles W of Salisbury), on the Wilts./Dorset border, SP5 5PT, England MAP
£190 for all 5 days (Thursday sold out)
daily capacity: 4000
last updated: Mon 9th Jul 2012


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