Larmer Tree Festival have revealed the next batch of headliners and more acts to the line up at this years festival held in the beautiful gardens.Larmer Tree Festival HQ are rocking the rafters with excitement to announce the final headliners for the Friday and Saturday night slots. Returning to the Larmer lawns following their last legendary headline performance in 2007 are the show-stopping beats of Ozomatli and Britain's premier politically-charged band Asian Dub Foundation. They join the likes of Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with Sandi Shaw, Seasick Steve and Imelda May as this year’s bill toppers! Further new additions to the line up are Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Caitlin Rose, Krystle Warren, The Coal Porters, Muntu Valdo, Emily Portman and Kitty Macfarlane.
Self proclaimed ‘Style Mashers’ Ozomatli, call upon the cultural hotbed that is their native Los Angeles to create a sound of urban-Latino-and-beyond with their collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall, samba and funk, East LA R&B with Jamaican ragga and Indian raga.
British electronica band Asian Dub Foundation formed in 1993 from the beginnings of a film project that saw teachers and students combine in to one almighty sound system. Channelling influences from punk to ambient music to Bengali folk songs, Asian Dub Foundation quickly gained a strong fan base not only among clubbers but also among the anti-fascist movement, who applauded the group's vocal stand against racism. 18 years and 10 albums later the sound has developed into a hybrid of western hardcore and African/Middle Eastern tradition. With the recent release of their 2011 album A History of Now.
In addition to announcing these final headliners, Larmer Tree have secured the eccentric and diverse sounds of Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the foot stomping, shoulder steaming, epic fiddle fest of Seth Lakeman, the beautiful lyrics and enchanting vocals of America’s southern belle Caitlin Rose and the captivating, soulful sounds of Krystle Warren. On top of this we have the exciting and dynamic bluegrass combo of The Coal Porters, Muntu Valdo’s African traditions, the raw lark-like voice of Emily Portman’s traditional storytelling songs and the whimsical observations of Kitty Macfarlane’s acoustic folk.
For the line up so far click here.
Larmer Tree is an innovative festival that delivers high quality with a buzzing atmosphere and eccentric antics. Experts in their field and with an event steeped in tradition, Larmer Tree Festival has over 80 acts showcased on six stages, 150 free workshops, award winning international comedians, quirky and unique street theatre, an onsite night club and late night jam sessions; all located in one of the most beautiful festival sites in the country.
Published on 15 March 2011 by Wayne Feltham