exclusive: Wychwood adds Show Of Hands

plus Simon Friend's Seismic Survey, Celtish, Danny Shah, and more

published: Thu 19th Apr 2012

Show Of Hands

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 this year's Wychwood Festival line-up will include duo Steve Knightley and Phil Beer plus Miranda Sykes better known as folk group Show of Hands.

Show Of Hands
Show Of Hands
Joining Show of Hands on the Sunday line-up will be Simon Friend's Seismic Survey - a collaboration between Simon Friend (Levellers), Mick Doyle (No Right Turn, Neverland, Bloodsimple), Paul Miro (Apes, Pigs & Spacemen) and Andy Cooper (No Right Turn).

Announced for Friday night is singer-songwriter Jenny Hallam and making her return to Wychwood following a run of shows supporting Ringo Starr will be Mila Falls.

There's a host of new additions added to the bill on Saturday including Celtish with their original line up; Danny Shah the Scottish internet sensation who decided to bypass major record companies and set up his own label from his bedroom; indie-folkers The Jar Family; Keston Cobblers Club; acoustic folk duo The Dual; and opening the day's music will be Tallulah Rendall.

As well as the musical additions, Wychwood favourite Robin Ince will be leading a session of light hearted scientific antics on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. He will be joined by Steve Mould, Helen Arney, and Matt Parker from festival of the spoken nerd, a new group of scientists who combine music, experiments and hot sums to create a very exciting show of science and comedy.

Also taking to the stage will be Gavin Osborn; the presenter of the 2011 Royal Institute Christmas Lectures Bruce Hood; and Space enthusiast and star of Radio 4 series 'It is Rocket Science', Helen Keen who will be combining experiments, bangs, whizzes, and a very noisy film about the space shuttle.

Bellowhead top the bill on Friday, James are Saturday night headliners, and The Saw Doctors Sunday headliners. Also confirmed are The Cuban Brothers, The Damned, Duke Special, Mahala Rai Banda, Sharon Shannon, Hawkwind, Muha, Dodgy, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, Gary J Armstrong, and Urusen, 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.

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. Plus Nina & The Neurons will be storytelling on Sunday. Over the weekend, stars of Nick Junior, The Bopps, namely Keith Littler and Stan Bopp, will also be entertaining the little ones. Plus costume and activity events include Winnie the Witch, Where's Wally, and Floppy the Dog (from Oxford Reading Tree series).

Authors confirmed for the Literary Festival include 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.

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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