Wychwood Festival announces second wave of acts

Gentleman's Dub Club

Gentlemans Dub Club

Wychwood Festival have announced the second wave of artists for their tenth anniversary edition.

The all-inclusive family, rock, indie, folk and world music festival has announced the man who quite possibly fits all of those categories in one; the man so talented he plays his keyboard with his toes: Newton Faulkner.

The festival returns to Cheltenham Racecourse between 30 May – 1 June 2014  and Faulkner has said: “I’m really excited to be playing at Wychwood Festival this summer, especially for the 10th Anniversary!” His feel-good folk will be taking place on the main stage on Saturday night alongside Colombian musicians La Chiva Gantiva.

The festival is truly confirming its love for diversity this year with its closing performance booked to an ensemble who combine the best of reggae, dub and ska, resulting in a completely unique sound of their own: Gentleman’s Dub ClubMr B the Gentleman Rhymer will also be bringing his eloquent British rap to the festival.

Smashing Blouse are curating The Big Top again this year and are bringing some impressive acts along with them; Brit-nominated Bipolar Sunshine, electro-indie band Glitches and quite possibly Newton Faulkner’s long-lost brother, Lloyd Yates. Also lined up is indie/acoustic act Sam Garrett and Phoria, who this year celebrated the success of their EP ‘Bloodworks’ with a follow up due for release this spring.

With around 100 acts due to appear at 2014’s festival, a few were announced late last year confirming The Boomtown RatsCraig Charles and The Real Thing.

Alongside some of this year’s most exciting new and respected musicians are a selection of top comedians and literary pioneers. The Children’s Literature Festival will once again take place at the festival with a return visit from Philip Argadh as well as award winning author and illustrator Tony de Saulles. Also featuring at the literature festival is illustrator of Winnie the WitchKorky Paul and author and songwriter Karen Langtree. More are to be announced soon.

Providing you with some comic entertainment every evening are a selection of comedians lined up in association with eFestivals. The first batch of comics announced for the festival include radio presenter Paul Tonkinson, self described one-liner merchant Gary Delaney and Wed Zahurruk.

Tickets start from just £40 for adults, £30 for concession and £8 for children, plus kids under five go free but still must register for a ticket.

For tickets and the line up so far, click here.

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