The Stranglers are confirmed to headline Friday of Larmer Tree Festival, and in a change to the programme, Tom Odell replaces Clean Bandit as a headliner, as the band are taking to the studio to spend the summer on their new music. They join joining Jamie Cullum, Caro Emerald, Calexico and 30 other music acts already announced, along with Dr John Cooper Clarke and Mr Bloom, headliners from the festival’s arts and family programmes.
Other new additions include Quantic, Easy Star All Stars, Eska, Sidestepper, Slow Club, Hot 8 Brass Band, Stevie Parker, The Pictish Trail, Stick in the Wheel, Steve Knightley, Gill Landry, and The Little Unsaid.
They join Jack Savoretti, Gabrielle Aplin, Lau, Afro Celt Sound System, Rozi Plain, This Is The Kit, The Wave Pictures, Cristobal and the Sea, Melt Yourself Down, The HillBenders, Frazey Ford, Natty, Treacherous Orchestra, Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band, Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons, Ethan Johns & Black Eyed Dogs, Jane Weaver, Sound of the Sirens, Lanterns on the Lake, Gwenno, Fenne Lily, Wildwood Kin, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Urban Pioneers, The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra, Lady Maisery, Edward II, Cosmo Sheldrake, The Drink, and TomQ.
Larmer Tree’s poetry and spoken word headliner on the ARC stage is John Cooper Clarke, plus for children there will be Mr Bloom from CBeebies Plus comedy, theatre & shows, poetry, literature and talks, workshops, family fun, food and drink, and more.
There will be over 100 bands and acts performing on six stages, alongside a comedy club, 150 free workshops and a Sunday carnival.
There's still more music, comedy, theatre and shows, poetry and talks, and family programmes to come for the festival, now in it's 26th year, which takes place from Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th July 2016 at Larmer Tree Gardens. Over 100 bands and acts will perform on six stages, alongside a comedy club, 150 free workshops and a Sunday carnival. Unlike most festivals, camping for tents is included in the ticket price regardless of how many day attending, so even one-day visitors can take advantage of the onsite night club and late night sessions.
Tickets are sold on a tiered system. An adult weekend ticket is priced at £225 for all 5 days, £190 for 4 days, and £165 for 3 days, there are Youth (age 10-17), and Children aged under 10 years are free.
The ticket price includes camping for the night(s) of the date(s) of a ticket, and expect them to sell out quite quickly.
The deposit scheme means an adult ticket can be secured for a 1st payment from £56.67, depending upon the number of days required, with youth options also available.
There is an added week-long holiday pass available, these are priced at £250 for adults, and £145 for youth, under 10s free, with a dedicated luxury camping field providing hot showers, toilets, a café, campfire and barbecue area.
Parking is priced at £17.50 for multidays parking and campervan pass are priced at £52.
Day tickets are £45 for Wednesday, or Thursday; £49 for Friday; £69 for Saturday; and £59 for Sunday with youth options also available.
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