Wychwood Festival Kickstarts Summer 2018 with a Bang!

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Captivating headline performances came courtesy of Baxter Dury, The Gypsy Kings, Feeder and Shed Seven along with further musical highlights from New York Brass Band, Nina Nesbitt, Ten Tonnes, The Go! Team, Edwin Starr Band, The Correspondents, Hollie Cook and many more. With nonstop family entertainment across the weekend including Dick & Dom taking the main stage plus an array of workshops, there was something for the whole family to enjoy.

Voted one of the UK's best-loved family festivals, Wychwood Festival's 14th edition did not disappoint. With sunshine from Friday to Sunday, crowds came out in full force to enjoy the broad range of entertainment on offer. 

With each stage showcasing a mixture of artists from across the globe, music fans were spoiled for choice. Kasai Masai, The Real Thing, The Beat feat. Ranking Roger and headliner Baxter Dury brought crowds to their feet whilst rising stars Nina Nesbitt, Ten Tonnes and Pip Blom took to the Big Top stage. Further highlights included The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican crowd surfing, hotly anticipated punk rock singer Toyah plus Edwin Starr Band who returned to the festival to bring the sound of the Sunday blues to Cheltenham racecourse.

Wychwood Festival's programme was bursting with family entertainment. Legendary duo Dick & Dom took to the main stage, kick-starting Saturday morning with a pie fight. This year's activity offering included swing dance lessons, arts & crafts, music quizzes, street theatre, magic lessons, circus skills plus much more. ​

With another successful edition of Wychwood Festival under his belt, founder Graeme Merrifield commented "This weekend had energy flowing through each and every corner. The sun was out all weekend and the crowd enjoyed outstanding performances from all including headliners Baxter Dury, The Gipsy Kings and Shed Seven. Everyone enjoyed the brilliant comedy and family activities as well as the new additions to the festival which included The Spinning Top area. The team has worked really hard this year, and we all hope everyone who came had an amazing weekend. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019 for our 15th edition!"

Published on 04 June 2018 by Wychwood Official

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