With less than a week until the curtain is raised, Larmer Tree Festival are gearing up for the 21st birthday celebrations at this year’s event. The team are on site, finely mixing all the ingredients that have been mastered over the past two decades
With the forecast predicting a hefty dollop of sunshine, the 2011 Larmer Tree Festival is promising to deliver one of the best 5-day festival experiences of the season! For those that snap up the remaining Wednesday and Thursday day tickets, there are plenty of activities and adventures to get stuck into in the opening days.
Wednesday sees a full-scale line-up in support of the mightyJools Holland & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra with special guest Sandie Shaw. Accompanying Jools on the bill are, blues supremo C W Stoneking; the big, deep funk and soul sounds of Hannah Williams and the Taste Makers; the doo-wop 1950s blues and soul of the Soundrels; and the sensational beat-boxing prowess of Vid Warren. All these acts work their magic from Wednesday late afternoon and into the evening to pave the way to Jools o’clock!
Then on Thursday, Larmer Tree opens up a whole site full of delights with Mark Kermode’s Film Club showcasing four sterling films, including Mel Brookes’ cult classic, Young Frankenstein and the ‘most underrated pop movie of all time’ Grace of My Heart starring Matt Dillon. Then later on the ARC stage steps up with a rib tickling show frominternational award winning comedian, Phil Nichol with support from Late Night Gimp Fight and Sarah Pascoe withFergus Craig at the helm as compere for the evening.
On top of all this there is the much anticipated return of the funkalicious Imelda May, who will be rocking out with her modern twist on rock n roll to top the evening’s entertainment off on the Main Lawn. In addition, as with all Larmer Tree Festival day tickets, camping is included so revellers can live the day to the full and spend the night too.
Published on 07 July 2011 by Wayne Feltham