Wychwood Festival Announce Dick & Dom, the Real Thing & More

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Wychwood Festival today announces additional artists to their lineup featuring legendary soul band The Real Thing, folk-rock band Skerryvore and...

seminal soul outfit Edwin Starr Band joining Baxter Drury, The Beat, The Gypsy Kings, The Go! Team, Shed Seven, Feeder, Ten Tonnes and many more for a weekend of unmissable music. Taking to the dedicated comedy stage, favourites Tom Taylor, Patrick Monahan, Ed Knight and more will fill the fields with laughter, as well as family entertainment from Dick & Dom, Ceilidh Liberation Front, Silly Sports Day with Robin & Partridge and more. Taking place from 1st - 3rd June 2018, the festival returns to the Gloucestershire countryside, hosting a plethora of activities from music, dance, workshops, circus schools to a well-curated programme of talks, debates and comedy.

Voted one of the UK's best-loved family festivals, Wychwood Festival returns for its 14th edition featuring incredible entertainment for the entire family. 

New additions to the lineup include British band The Real Thing who will fill the Gloucestershire countryside with the sounds of pure soul. Set to perform their string of hits including You to Me are Everything and Can't Get By Without You, the band will play tribute to bandmate Aboo who sadly passed earlier this year. Seminal soul outfit Edwin Starr Band will also take to the main stage, as will multi-award winning folk-rock band Skerryvore, punk-rock singer Toyah Wilcox, electro swing duo The Correspondents and UK chart-toppers Doctor and the Medics. 

The Big Top Stage has also announced new additions. Festival-goers will hear Bristol based Fenne Lily's sweet and soothing voice singing along to her hit song Top to Toe which has over four million hits on Spotify. Joining her will be Harrison Storm, Cosmic Strip, Gizmo Varillas, Soeur, Vonhorn and The Americas. 

The Hobgoblin Stage will showcase acts for festival-goers looking for something new. New additions include Holly Holden Y Su Banda who will delight crowds with her Caribbean beat inspired tunes and Karl Phillips & The Rejects who will play original mashups of ska, punk and grime. 

Taking to the Comedy Stage in association with eFestivals, Tom Taylor, Inel Tomlinson, Ed Knight and Jake Lambert will all perform over the course of the weekend providing the perfect stop-gap between music acts. 

Topping off the festival’s already bursting family entertainment offering, legendary duo Dick & Dom will take to the main stage. Wychwood will also host hula-hooping from Marawa's Majorettes, an opening night ceilidh from Ceilidh Liberation Front and a great programme of participatory activities including swing dance lessons, arts & crafts, music quizzes, crazy chemistry, street theatre, magic, circus skills and much more. Plus Wychwood have announced six new venues across the festival including The Storybox where festival-goers can find authors Andy Seed, Gareth P Jones & Gemma Hastilow, Tony de Saulles and many more. 

Published on 29 March 2018 by Ben Robinson

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