Britain’s best-loved family, folk and world music festival Wychwood, will take place at its spiritual home of Cheltenham Racecourse from 31st May to 2nd June.
Returning for its ninth year 2013’s Wychwood Festival promises to deliver an enticing entertainment program suitable for all members of the family from adults to teenagers and children alike.
Music comes courtesy of a host of nostalgic and modern-day artists including 80’s legends The Human League, pop starlet Kate Nash and folk sensation Sam Lee. Friday will officially be ‘Feel Good Friday’ with the sensational 90’s legends Soul II Soul kicking off a weekend of festival fun with big-hitters Toploader. Sunday will see BBC6 Music and Radio 2 host Craig Charles bring his popular funk and soul radio show to the festival, whilst musical comedy genius Bill Bailey will close the main stage and round off a no-doubt memorable Wychwood.
Another exciting addition to the music offering this year is collaboration with London promoter Smashing Blouse, who will be curating Saturday’s Big Top stage. Championing new and up-and-coming acts, Smashing Blouse has invited acts such as the hyped Mausi, bands Cave Painting, Public Service Broadcasting and History of Apple Pie, who will no doubt delight fans with the sounds of 2013.
Moreover, Wychwood Festival is so much more that a music festival with an enviable program of children’s literature, poetry, theatre and dance workshops, comedy and even a beer festival courtesy of Wychwood’s very own brewery.
A specific highlight of this year’s agenda is DocTent, a unique and never-before-seen space where festival-goers are invited to delve into the world of documentary film. There will also be the chance to play a part in the extraordinary WychDoc Project. A truly collaborative effort, this will be a documentary filmed and edited entirely by festival-goers and free to view during and after the weekend.
In addition The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain have invited festival-goers to be a part of the ensemble for one day only exclusively at Wychwood Festival. Collaborators will have the chance to indulge in Ukulele workshops to learn more about this enchanting instrument, then be a part of a secret gig taking place on Sunday evening.
This year’s ninth successive Wychwood Festival will see revellers flock to the stunning Gloucestershire countryside to experience an utterly delightful atmosphere enjoyed by all who choose to place it in their summer calendar.
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Wychwood Festival takes place on Cheltenham Racecourse from 31st May -2nd June 2013. Weekend Festival Ticket for Children/Adults/Concessions are from £55, Under 10’s go free but must register for a ticket. Day Tickets are available for Children/Adult/Concession from £20, Under 10’s go free. Camping passes must be purchased in addition to a festival ticket. Visit www.wychwoodfestival.com for further information and to pick up tickets.
Wychwood Music Festival 2013