More acts and a guest curator have been announced for the family friendly Larmer Tree Festival, which takes place at Larmer Tree Gardens on Cranborne Chase, on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2018.
The Guest Curator is Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus, who makes line-up additions of afro-funk pioneers Ibibio Sound Machine, artist and socially conscious songwriter and poet Akua Naru, and Brooklyn-based multimedia artist and feminist rapper Miss Eaves.
Saturday's programme will see a female-fronted Main Stage to mark the centenary of women's suffrage, with this line-up now completed with the addition of Ibibio Sound Machine alongside headliners First Aid Kit, Tune-Yards, Susanne Sundfor, and new additions experimental pop duo Let's Eat Grandma, and Holland-based singer songwriter Naaz.
Speaking about the role of Guest Curator, Merrill Garbus said: "It's a great privilege to be involved in the curation of Larmer Tree's programming this year. I was happy to include women artists, all of whom I know from past projects and admire for their unique and brilliant voices, laser-focused on a future that is seldom represented in festival programming. I hope audiences will enjoy these artists as much as I do."
Larmer Tree Festival Creative Director, Sarah Dennehy adds: "It is super lovely to work with Merrill on Larmer Tree Festival and was a privilege to meet with her in November to discuss the Festival and the directions of this year's programme. She is an inspiring woman."
Also newly announced are Public Service Broadcasting, Songhoy Blues, Nick Mulvey, Goat Girl, Roo Panes, Gina Williams, The Barr Brothers, Ider, The Wandering Hearts, Hudson Taylor, Steve Knightley, Ryley Walker, Fazerdaze, Amythyst Kiah, and Hlemma.
They join previously confirmed acts who include (as well as those mentioned above) Jake Bugg, Nadine Shah, Elephant Sessions, Chris Wood, and more, with many more acts still to be announced - expect over 100 acts including a comedy club and family activities. For the details so far please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
aged 11-17 years: £112
under 10s: free.
car park: £12.50
Tickets include camping
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including Broken Brass Ensemble, Mammut, Flamingods, Sara Pascoe, Mark Watson, & more
plus guest curator of Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus