WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE MORE BANDS

Eddie Reader,Bluetones, Eliza Carthy,Kissmet, Oxford Imps,Arcadian Kicks &Handshake join the  stellar Wychwood Festival line-up First ever Sculpture Garden,comedy and Children’sLiterature added toWychwood Festival 20113rd – 5th June, Cheltenham RacecourseEddie ReaderYet more additions to Wychwood 2011 are setting up the festival’s best year yet with BRIT Award winner Eddi Reader, loved indie rockers The Bluetones, Eliza Carthy, Kissmet, Oxford Imps, Arcadian Kicks & Handshakes. A new collaboration with French Music Office brings Francois & The Atlas Mountains and Moussu T e lei Jovents to Wychwood 2011. Also on offer abrand new Sculpture Garden including internationally exhibited David Meredithand Michael Kusz. The Childrens Literary festival continues to grow with LazloStrangolov aka Matt Whyman, Steve Cole and Simon Mason. Tickets on salenow at http://www.wychwoodfestival.comEddi Reader is the newest edition to an already bulging Wychwood Festival line-up, bringing her traditional andcontemporary sounds to her listeners. Best known for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solocareer, Reader’s music has been acknowledged through three BRIT Awards and has topped both the UK album andsingles charts.Hounslow rock band The Bluetones will be gracing the Wychwood main stage on Saturday 4th June. Made up of Markand Scott Morriss, Adam Devlin and Ed Chesters, the Britpop survivors are famed throughout the globe for theirswaggering indie rock. Rising to success with their debut album ‘Expecting To Fly’, The Bluetones have tight hold of aplace in music lovers hearts.Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation. Twice nominated forthe Mercury Music Prize and winner of numerable other accolades over a 15 year career, Eliza has performed andrecorded with a diverse array of artists including, Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Nick Cave and most recentlyPatrick Wolf. Eliza has revitalised folk music and captured the most hardened of listeners with intelligent, charismatic andboundary-crossing performances. 2011 will be Eliza’s third Wychwood appearance.

Returning to the Festival this year is the much loved Kissmet, the two Indian Sikh brothers bring cross cultural inceptioncoupled with spectacular energy to the stage, forming a sound that crosses Bhangra and Rock with Raags and Funk.Fusing the sounds together Kissmet create a sound that festival goers truly love.After forming in 2006, indie rock band The Arcadian Kicks have gone from strength to strength, taking their mashed upFleetwood Mac and Yeah Yeah Yeahs sound around the all the major UK festivals. Their debut alum, ‘Making Lovers’ waswritten throughout 2010 with Mike Chapman who worked with Blondie and is expected later this year, The ArcadianKicks are a must see this year.This year Wychwood Festival is partnering with The French Music Office, bringing some of the finest artists across thechannel to UK shores, including Francois & the Atlas Mountains and Moussu T e lei Jovents. Their Bleu Blanc Worldprogramme in 2011 has already seen a superb compilation covermounted with Songlines Magazine 75th edition.Los Angeles band Handshakes will be performing this year, playing tracks from their debut EP ‘Cryptozoology’ which isreleased April 12th through Old Flame Records. Joining the Big Top Stage at Saturday’s Wychwood is improvised comedyduo The Oxford Imps, who will be keeping festival goers in fits of laughter with their refreshing performance.This phenomenal offering joins and already bulging line-up including indie heroes The Charlatans, as well as performancesby rock royalty Robyn Hitchcock and Ian Anderson who will be playing a host of legendary songs from his Jethro Tullcannon. Also joining the line-up is Gary Barlow favourite Delta Maid, Wychwood regulars 3 Daft Monkeys, Celtic mastersElfynn, Nottinghamshire royalty The Beetroot Kings, The Wurzels and The Gift Band.Eddi Reader The Bluetones Eliza Carthy KissmetWidely regarded as the UK’s most family friendly festival, Wychwood has been nominated for the ‘Best Family Festival’award at the UK Festival Awards every year since its launch. All tickets are available by visiting the official festival websitewww.wychwoodfestival.com or by calling the festival office on +44 1993 772580.Friday Adult tickets are priced at £37, Saturday Adult are £53 and Sunday Adults are £43, all tickets and prices are availablefrom http://www.wychwood.com. Adult weekend tickets are priced at £115 plus an additional £10 general camping pass and canbe purchased from the festival box office on 01993 772580, Ticketmaster.co.uk on 0844 847 1681, WeGotTickets.com orSeeTickets.com. There are also Youth concessions (16-18yrs) available at £95 (full weekend) and 10-15yrs weekend ticketsfor £55. Under 10’s go for free with each adult ticket allowing two free under 10’s. For more information visit the website http://www.wychwoodfestival.com

Wychwood Festival Line-Up

FRIDAY 3rd JULY Main Stage

The Charlatans Cornershop 3 Daft Monkeys The Travelling Band Arcadian Kicks Childrens Literary Festival and entertainment Judith Kerr Cathy Hopkins Korky Paul Jeremy Strong Philip Ardagh Ian Whybrow Justin Fletcher Lazlo Strangolov (Matt Whyman) Steve Cole Simon Mason

SATURDAY 4nd JULY Main Stage

The Waterboys Bluetones Eliza Cathy Robyn Hitchcock Neville Staple The Epstein Elfynn Jali Fily Cissocko

 

Big Top

Kissmet Oxford Imps Comedy (Dates TBC) Sol Bernstein Tony Law Silky Nick Page

SUNDAY 5rd JULY Main Stage

Ian Anderson plays Jethro Tull Eddie Reader Transglobal Underground Roddy Woomble  The Wurzels Ahab Delta Maid The Beetroot Kings

Big Top Handshake Francois & The Atlas Mountains Moussu T e lei Jovents

 

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