exclusive: The Damned, & Duke Special for Wychwood

plus Mahala Rai Banda, Urusen, and more

published: Wed 22nd Feb 2012

The Damned

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June 2012
Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England MAP
£115 for the weekend, plus £22 for camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Wed 30th May 2012

eFestivals can exclusively reveal the latest acts to be announced for Cheltenham's Wychwood Festival.

The Damned
The Damned
Appearing on Friday are UK punk legends The Damned who lead the latest acts coming to Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire over the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June in 2012.

Also confirmed for Friday are Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, a party which includes Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney, Jon Boden, and Robert Harbron.

Saturday's new additions include Romanian gypsies Mahala Rai Banda, Belfast's romantic songwriter Duke Special, and ex-Beetroot Kings frontman Gary J Armstrong.

Alternative folkers Urusen are the latest acts to be announced for Sunday of the family-friendly, intimate and inclusive festival which offers a blend of world, roots and contemporary music, alongside comedy, workshops, and more aims to build on the success of the first seven years.

Bellowhead top the bill on Friday, and James are Saturday night headliners, also confirmed are The Cuban Brothers, Thrill Collins, Doctor and the Medics, JuJu, The Magic Tombolinos, Howard Marks, Dizraeli and The Small Gods, The Fisherman's Friends, Dhol Foundation, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, and The Roving Crows. Over the coming months there will be lots more acts announced for Wychwood's four stages including the headliners for Sunday. For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

Festival goers can expect the line-up for the BBC Introducing Stage to be announcemd on Monday, 27th February.

The Comedy line-up will include Robin Ince, and special guests. For young Wychwooders Cbeebies star Katy Ashworth will be appearing on Saturday at Wychwood, and there will be an opportunity to meet with her afterwards. Over the weekend, stars of Nick Junior, The Bopps, namely Keith Littler and Stan Bopp, will also be entertaining the little ones.

An adult weekend ticket is priced at £115, weekend disabled (2 for 1) tickets are priced at £115, youth (aged 16-18)/concession weekend tickets are priced at £95, 10-15 year old weekend tickets are priced at £55 and those under 5 can attend for free but need to be accompanied by a grown up.

General camping passes (charged per person) are priced at £20 for an adult weekend/disabled camping ticket, a weekend youth/concession camping pass is priced at £10, with those aged under 16s able to camp with grown ups for free.

To buy tickets simply call the festival on 01993 772580, or, click here.

eFestivals is again proud to be a sponsor of Wychwood Music Festival in 2012, as part of our commitment to put 10% of our turnover back into festivals.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June 2012
Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England MAP
£115 for the weekend, plus £22 for camping
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Wed 30th May 2012


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