Exclusive: Wychwood Festival adds Kate Nash, & Craig Charles

plus more acts, DocTent, ecologists, authors, & illustrators

By Scott Williams | Published: Fri 8th Feb 2013

Kate Nash

Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£120 for the weekend, plus £20 for camping
Daily capacity: 7,500
Last updated: Tue 28th May 2013

eFestivals can exclusively reveal that Kate Nash will be performing on the main stage on Saturday, and Craig Charles will be taking to the decks on Sunday at this summer's Wychwood Festival.

Kate Nash
Kate Nash
Appearing on Sunday will be Police Dog Hogan, with Emily And The Woods also confirmed, and added to the Saturday line-up are Bristol based Seasfire, and NewQuay Times who will be making their festival debut.

Also announced for Wychwood this year is the DocTent a unique space, that delves into the world of documentary film in a whole new way. Offering festival goers the chance to watch, discuss and even make compelling non-fictional films and learn the arts of capturing reality.

Bringing with it a program intriguing, entertaining and surprising documentaries throughout the weekend, interspersed with workshops and discussions with the filmmakers themselves.

DocTent is also offering festival goers a chance to play a part in filming and editing the WychDoc Project! A collaborative effort, this will be a documentary entirely filmed and edited by festival goers and free to view during and after the weekend. Pop in to the DocTent to join in and see stories from across the globe and across the festival. DocTent runs in partnership with DocHouse, London's only year round documentary film festival.

The British Ecological Society will be celebrating its 100th birthday at Wychwood this summer. A team of enthusiastic young ecologists and students will be manning the stall 'Sex and Bugs and Rock 'n Roll', where they will offer a chance to discover the fun side of Ecology with entertaining hands-on activities for all ages, with stickers, prizes and other giveaways. Readers can also have their say about the activities on offer here.

There's also more announced for children with the latest Kid's Literature Festival additions. Wychwood Festival will be welcoming the Storytelling miniature Shetland ponies to for the first time. Talking Horses and other stories teach the special language of ponies and using fun, play and grooming and loving the ponies, they learn how to listen to, understand and talk to them.

New additions to the authors and illustrators line-up include Petr Horacek, author of 'Strawberries are Red' and 'What is Black and White'. Petr will be joined at Wychwood by the Walker bear! Penelope Tredwell will be delighted to hear Chris Edge writer of 'The Penny Dreadful' books is also confirmed to appear, as is writer, singer and story teller Karen Langtree author of the Fairy Rescuers books.

Cheltenham based illustrator Gemma Hastilow will be performing Gemma's jokes events on Saturday and Sunday at Wychwood.

These authors and illustrators join Shoo Rayner, John Dougherty, Philip Ardagh and Tony de Saulles. Also at Wychwood over the weekend will be Spot the Dog, Winnie the Witch, Kipper and other kids' favourite characters.

They join acts already confirmed who are Saturday headliners The Human League, plus Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Caravan Palace, The Beat, John Otway, Sam Lee, Eddie and The Hot Rods, Moulettes, Public Service Broadcasting, The Other Tribe, Polarsets, Cave Painting, The History of Apple Pie, Mt. Wolf, Dems, and Lloyd Yates. For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

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 eight years, and will return to Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire from Friday 31st May until Sunday 2nd June 2013.

An adult weekend tickets are priced at £120, weekend disabled (2 for 1) tickets are priced at £120, and 10-15 year old weekend tickets are priced at £55. Children aged under 9 years old can attend for free.

General camping passes (charged per person) for an adult weekend/disabled camping ticket for £20, a weekend youth/concession camping pass is priced at £10, with those aged under 16s able to camp with grown ups for free. A campervan pass is priced at £35.

Friday adult day tickets are priced at £37, a Friday youth/concession day ticket is priced at £24. Saturday adult day tickets are priced at £53, and a Saturday youth/concession day ticket is priced at £40. Whilst a Sunday adult day ticket is priced at £43, and a Sunday youth/concession day ticket is priced at £20.

A child (aged 10-15 years) day ticket is priced at £20 for any day, and a day ticket is free for kids aged under under 10 years.

To buy tickets, click here.

eFestivals is proud to sponsor the comedy at Wychwood Music Festival, as part of our commitment to support festivals - see here for more information.

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