For 28 incredible years, Larmer Tree Festival has been throwing the ultimate family friendly summer party in the heart of the Wiltshire/Dorset countryside
Taking place under the huge skies of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from 18-21 July, the 29th edition of Larmer Tree Festival has today announced over 30 acts set to join its 2019 lineup.
Mercury prize winner, London rapper and poet Kate Tempest tops the bill to perform the polemical hip-hop from her acclaimed albums Everybody Down and Let Them Eat Chaos. Southport’s indie-rock veterans Gomez also join the mainstage line-up with the distinctive, electronica-infused blues that won them the Mercury Music Prize in 1998.
Australia’s exhilarating The Cat Empire are set to headline with their uplifting mash-up of alt-rock, jazz, ska and beyond while folk-tinged acoustic singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti - fresh from a UK tour that culminates in a huge Wembley Arena show - will bring songs from his new album Singing To Strangers to the final headline slot.
Joining them are UK's biggest-selling country music act and co-headliner The Shires, and Brit and Ivor Novello Award-winning singer and songwriter KT Tunstall. Returning to complete their missing set last year are electro-pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma, whose second album of otherworldly indie-electronica, I’m All Ears, won Q’s Best Album of the Year award.
The UK’s exciting new jazz scene is strongly represented by hypnotic, groove-based jazz-electronica trio GoGo Penguin, classic-jazz-meets-beats adventurers the Ezra Collective, and saxophonist Pete Wareham’s avant-garde and ferociously fun jazz-punk band Melt Yourself Down.
Bringing an out-there blend of pan-global psychedelia to the festival are London/Bahrain’s must-see Flamingods; BC Camplight and The Wave Pictures will charm festival-goers with their witty garage folk and wiggly indie-pop; and NPR Tiny Desk winners Tank and the Bangas will bring out everyone’s best dance moves with their joyful mix of New Orleans R&B, funk and hip-hop.
We’re absolutely thrilled to announce our first ever Festival cinema tent, showing everything from retro comedy classics to quirky indie gems. It promises to be the perfect retreat for your young’uns as well as a chilled-out venue for everyone else.
If you want to watch hidden musical gems alongside big names, recharge your batteries with holistic therapies, immerse yourself in classic cinema and nourish your soul with the best in international street food – and all in the most beautiful festival site in the UK – then the Larmer Tree Festival is the one.
The full music lineup, plus the comedy, cinema, kids, theatre and literary programmes will be announced later this year.
The Cat Empire / Kate Tempest / Jack Savoretti / The Shires / Gomez / KT Tunstall / GoGo Penguin / Ezra Collective / Tank and The Bangas / Let's Eat Grandma / Jade Bird / BC Camplight / KOKOROKO / Melt Yourself Down / Benjamin Francis Leftwich / Steam Down / Flamingods / The Wave Pictures / Du Blonde / Lisa O'Neill / Grace Petrie / Dizraeli / Iris Gold / Night Flight / Ego Ella May / Holy Moly and the Crackers / Worry Dolls / Bella, Polly & the Magpies / Funke and the Two Tone Baby / True Strays / Beating Heart
Published on 19 February 2019 by Ben Robinson