More acts have been revealed for Wychwood Festival, which returns for its 15th year to Cheltenham Racecourse, in Gloucestershire from Friday 31st May until Sunday 2nd June 2019, during the summer half-term holiday.
There's a comedy programme of 15 acts over the weekend - in association with eFestivals.co.uk - with award-winning comedians Jayde Adams, Rob Mulholland, Sarah Callaghan, BBC New Comedy Award winner Yuriko Kotani and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Alf the Prop Comic. The full programme is as follows:-
Friday: Aaron Twitchen, George Rigden, Jayde Adams, Sarah Callaghan, Tom Glover.
Saturday: Adam Beardsmore, Alf the Prop Comic, Gary Tro, Riordan DJ, Rob Mulholland.
Sunday: Ben Van de Velde, Dana Alexander, Javier Jarquin, Tim Hoskins as Marti, Yuriko Kotani.
For music, there's three new additions to the Main Stage with Manchester singer/songwriter Ren Harvieu, Stroud’s high-energy roots-rock The Outcast Band, plus The Midnight Alliance, while new for the Dance tent is alternative/indie act Kwassa Kwassa.
From a partnership with The Music Works’ Upsurge Talent Development programme which supports young emerging musicians, artists, producers and engineers aged between 18-30 in Gloucestershire, Upsurge takes over the Hobgoblin stage on Friday with acts including Rosita, Baast, JPDL & Yogi, Eyez & Sleepa, Griz-O, Genuine Panama, and Luzzey. Also for the Hobgoblin Stage are two acts formed from collaborations between authors appearing at Wychwood’s ever popular Children’s Literature Festival who are Faces Fall, and Gareth P Jones's Ninja Alien Dinosaur Party.
Skilled artists and makers showcasing their skills over the weekend will include leather-worker Lauren Pittford, Cotswold-based Metal Art, Ed Org (Fine Art), Sean Keefe of Muggins Pottery, Glass by Cricklade-based Debbie Stevenson, Delilah and the Moon, (designer maker of whimsical boho items), Juliet Myers of Absolutely Clay and Milkiway (unique and distinctive bohemian jewellery).
Headliners The Stranglers, ABC and Scouting for Girls are among more than 100 acts performing across four stages, together with a activities from music, dance, workshops and circus skills through to a well-curated programme of talks, debates and comedy for all ages to enjoy. For the line-up details as available please see the line-up page.
Wychwood Festival Director Graeme Merifield said: “We truly believe Wychwood offers something for everyone and with so much entertainment to choose from, we’re now wondering how on earth people will pack it all in! The comedy always goes down a storm and this year’s line-up is no exception, but it’s the breadth of family-friendly workshops, activities, music and dance, with loads of local talent getting a bigger platform to perform on, combined with our new site, new dance venue and late-night entertainment across the festival that makes our 15th year celebrations feel so special - it is sure to be one to remember.”
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £130 for an adult including camping, £105 for youths & concessions, £65 for those aged 10-15, £20 for those aged 5-9. Those aged 0-4 are free (but need ticket).
A campervan/caravan pass is £55.
Day tickets are also available.
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