Larmer Tree Festival which returns for its 27th edition after a year off, taking place at the spectacular Larmer Tree Gardens from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2018, has announced its family activities, with TV presenters, games, storytelling and crafting ... plus some more music and DJs.
Gem from hit Cbeebies show Swashbuckle, aka Gemma Hunt, will be heading down to Larmer Tree Gardens with a selection of games, fun activities and performances that children will love. CBeebies presenter, author and advocate for disabled people, Cerrie Burnell will be making an appearance. The line-up also includes The 7 O'Clock Adventure, Rock 'n' Roll Riot, Dreamcatcher Tents, Blooming Tree and Woodland Wonderland. There's also the chance to get involved with fire making plus more pop up theatre and fun. The new acts will be joining the previously announced Dan the Hat, MakeShift Ensemble and Wannabe Street.
Older children have the chance to meet artist Talia Randall in her Poetry Workshop, try Slacklining with Ru_Slack, see hilarious theatre by Living Spit or get involved in workshops including Argentine Tango, writing in the woods and an array of free craft workshops including Spin-a-mation and Wonderous Wings.
There's also a new music venue - the Village Inn, a music pub full of old school, good time music featuring loads of great local artists, featuring Professor Elemental, an award-winning hip hop artist who has performed all over the world. There's also Cash Converted, Noah's House Band, Guns of Navarone, Rick Foot, Dodo Bones, Arnie Cottrel's Velvet Doonicans, Hannah Robinson Band, Elvis McGonagall & The Resurrectors, The Passenger Club, The Bomo Swing, Sorry About Shaun, Tinderbox, The Olde Boston Tea Party, Catherine Burke Band, Gaz Brookfield, The Two Man Travelling Show, Vanilla Radio, Pronghorn, Owl In The Sun, Velvet and Stone, Tom McQ, Wiff Waff, The Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band, Dead Plants, Quinns Quinney, Selby & The Dharma Blitz, and Larmer Tree Festival Breakthrough Music Award Winner solo musician Laura Goldthorp.
Previously announced music come from First Aid Kit, Jake Bugg, Tune-Yards, Susanne Sundfor, Nadine Shah, Ibibio Sound Machine, Elephant Sessions, Chris Wood, Naaz, Public Service Broadcasting, Songhoy Blues, Let's Eat Grandma, Hudson Taylor, Steve Knightley, and more. 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. Tickets are sold on a tiered system.
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