exclusive: The Saw Doctors for Wychwood

plus Dodgy, Sharon Shannon, Hawkwind, Muha, Nina & The Neurons, & more

published: Thu 29th Mar 2012

The Saw Doctors

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 that coming 'All the way from Tuam' will be The Saw Doctors to headline the main stage on Sunday at this year's Wychwood Festival.

The Saw Doctors
The Saw Doctors
Formed in 1988, the band has achieved 18 top 30 singles and three number one hits in Ireland. In 2011, The Saw Doctors had their latest hit with their cover of the Petula Clark song 'Downtown' which reached narrowly missed topping the charts in December.

Joining them on the Sunday line-up and 'Staying Out For The Summer' are Dodgy. Whilst on Saturday the festival will host 'Galway Girl' Sharon Shannon, space rockers Hawkwind, Eastern European folk band Muha, Oxford newcomers Alphabet Backwards, and Frenchman Francois & The Atlas Mountains.

For young Wychwooders Cbeebies star Nina & The Neurons will be at the festival on Sunday telling stories. She joins the previously announced Katy Ashworth who 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.

The festival will also be hosting costume and activity events with Winnie the Witch, Where's Wally, and Floppy the Dog (from Oxford Reading Tree series).

The family-friendly, intimate and inclusive festival which offers a blend of world, roots and contemporary music, alongside comedy, workshops, and more has also announced Authors for the Kids Literature Festival including Philip Ardagh, Tony de Saulles, K J Wignall, Ian Whybrow, Anna Wilson, John Dougherty, Elen Caldecott, Shoo Rayner, Jamila Gavin, Sally Grindley, Christopher Edge, Karen Langtree, David Lawrence Jones, Jaquie Trajan, and Cindy Jeffries.

The festival is headlined by Bellowhead who top the bill on Friday, and James are Saturday night headliners, and Sunday's headliner has not yet been announced. Also confirmed are The Damned, Duke Special, Mahala Rai Banda, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, Gary J Armstrong, Urusen, 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.

The Comedy line-up will include Robin Ince, and special guests.

For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

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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