Dhol Foundation & more for Wychwood Festival 2017

including workshop details

published: Fri 14th Apr 2017

Dhol Foundation

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£140 for the weekend, camping £25 extra
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Thu 27th Apr 2017

More acts have been announced for the family-friendly Wychwood Festival  which returns for its' 13th event to Cheltenham Racecourse, in Gloucestershire from Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th June 2017, during the summer half term holiday.

New for the mainstage are Pierce Jenkins on Friday, Dhol Foundation on Saturday, and Mawkin on Sunday.

Added to the Big Top on Friday are The ListeningTalk in CodeThis Party, on Saturday there's Nervous Condition, and Sunday has added The Rah's.


The Wychwood FM Stage has Chris Smee, Jazzy Heath, Shylo, Fawner, and is headlined by Ten Tombs, on Saturday there's Dom Fisher Burrows, Conal Kelly Band, Dan Walton, Indigo Haze, with headliners Harry Daniels Band, and Sunday has Dionysus, Light Blue, Will Mackmersh, LEAH, with Jack Cooper Band headlining.

There's also The Busking stage which over the weekend has Wychwood FM artists alongside Bobby S, Joe Davies, Jazzy Heath, Daisy & Toby, and Rosie Mountjoy.

Workshop announcements

Once again the workshops area will offer a selection of activities and shows for kids, families and adults to come take part in and enjoy.

The City area will offer a range of workshops that will allow you to experience different cultures through dance and rhythmic movement. You will be able to take part in Professor Elemental’s Rap Workshop, Modern Cautionary Tales for Children by BBC 6 Music’s resident poet Murray Lachlan Young, Samba, Charleston Dance, Swing Dance, Shim Sham Dance, Yoga, Belly Dance for all and Belly Dance with a Twist, Capoeira and Musical Theatre.

Mountain Side will offer the chance to take part in a range of interactive activities; including Ukulele for beginners and not quite beginners, Come and Sing, Urban Poetry with JPDL, Improv Comedy, How Can Autistic People Help You?, Lyric Writing with Chris Hemingway  and Open Mic Sessions.

Hillside will be a place where you can experience the creative arts. There will be Circus Skills, Musical Journey, Multilingual Multisensory Music Sessions, Trains and Boats and Planes – Stories and Singing, ‘With a moo moo here’ – Stories and Singing and Tatty Bumpkin Yoga.

The Seaside will have a collection of magic, puppets, poetry and music from the Family Circus Show, Pecan Pete’s Wild West Circus Show, Mr WOW as ‘The Director’, Bruce Airhead, Nick Cope’s Family Songbook and performances from Ola Samba Bateria.

The Forest area will offer a selection of creative workshops. You can take part in Mermaids and Mermen, Clay Pendants, BleepHaus, Groovy Records, Stinky Sock Puppet, Mosaics, Funky Pom Poms, Willow Workshop, Time Traveling Toby and The Battle of Trafalgar, TubeTastic, Screen Printing, Knitting, Arts and Crafts, Pimp My Hat and Wellies, Junk Percussion Instruments, Origami and Painting.

Last but not least, the Meadow will offer an array of hands on activities – with Face Painting, Clay Modelling, the Wardrobe of Infinite Possibilities and Tassle Bunting.

These join the previously confirmed acts which include headliners Buzzcocks, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, and Levellers, and other acts including Billy Bragg, C.C. Smugglers, Kanda Bongo Man, Jesus Jones, Electric Swing Circus, Let's Eat Grandma, Flamingods, Thrill Collins, and many more. For the details so far including day and stage splits please see the line-up page.

The Wychwood Music Festival has music plus comedy, 100 workshops and events for all ages, kids literature festival, healing and sculpture gardens, The Headphone Disco until the wee hours, great food and real ales, and much more.

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A full adult weekend ticket is priced at £140, a disabled (2 for 1 with carer) ticket is priced at £140, Youth/Concessions weekend tickets are priced at £115, a teen (aged 10-15 yr) full weekend ticket is priced at £70, children aged 5-9 years weekend tickets are priced at £27.50 and under 5 year olds go free with an adult. An adult camping ticket is an additional £25, concession camping tickets are priced at £14, camping for children is free, and a campervan ticket is priced at £65.

Day Tickets
Friday: Adult £47; Concession £36; 10-15 year-old £26; 5-9 year-old £14; under-5 £0.
Saturday: Adult £61; Concession £46; 10-15 year-old £26; 5-9 year-old £14; under-5 £0.
Sunday: Adult £51; Concession £36; 10-15 year-old £26; 5-9 year-old £14; under-5 £0.
Day Camping Passes: Adult £13; Concession £8; under-16 camping £0; campervan/caravan £27.

eFestivals is proud to sponsor the comedy at Wychwood Music Festival, as part of our commitment to support festivals.

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH, England MAP
£140 for the weekend, camping £25 extra
daily capacity: 7500
last updated: Thu 27th Apr 2017

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