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Saturday Headliner Announced - 10cc

Wychwood Festival today reveals the iconic British rock band 10cc as a headliner for the three-day event in June. Genre-bending dance musicians The Correspondents will also take to the main stage as well as Stereo MC's and ska heritage act The Selecter. Championing breaking artists, London promoters Smashing Blouse will once again take over the Big Top revealing Honne and InHeaven to perform this June. This year's Hobgoblin stage will feature local talent from Narratones, Hannah Scott and more. Returning to the stunning Cheltenham Racecourse from 3rd to 5th June for its twelfth edition, Wychwood has firmly cemented itself as one of the country's favourite family friendly weekends. Welcoming all generations, the festival curates a packed programme year on year with timeless greats, upcoming music, literature, comedy, children's entertainment, food and drink and more.

Wychwood Saturday headliners and English rockers, 10cc, marked 40 years in 2012 since the release of their hit first single "Donna". A band with a remarkable career, selling in excess of 30 million albums around the world with their sophisticated sound that has impressed crowds since the 70's, this performance is one not to be missed. London Based electro swing duo The Correspondents make a welcome appearance. The band have featured in Rob Da Bank's BBC Radio 1 Electro Swing Special, as well as appearing in The Telegraph's "Top 10 highlights from Glastonbury" two years in a row.

The Selecter also take to the main stage, known for their racial diversity in the mid 70's, the band bring their powerful lyrics and passionate music to Wychwood Festival in 2016. Hip-hop and electronic dance group Stereo MC's made themselves a household name worldwide with their transatlantic top 20 hit single "Connected" and are also confirmed for Saturday's main stage.

Smashing Blouse continue to add to their impressive line-up with the most exciting rising talents in the Big Top, welcoming futuristic British electronic-soul duo Honne. Guitar-shredding South London band InHeaven will also play, bringing an updated post punk template for a new generation.

Wychwood's Hobgoblin Stage has also announced its latest acts. Friday will see Jonny Payne & The Thunder, strong melodies from Hannah Scott as well as new-comers Whyte Lytes. Saturday will feature a nod to the darker side of 80's electro with Zurich, bluesy garage band Little Brother Eli and The Great Western Tears. Sunday welcomes indie-pop band Narratones, sibling trio Emmay, improv jam sessions from The Knights of Mentis and finally singer-songwriter Duotone who has written for the likes of multi-platinum artist Birdy.

Wychwood Festival 2016

The first wave of bands for next Summer’s Wychwood will include our fantastic Friday headliners The Waterboys. We’ll also welcome comedy legend Bill Bailey as our Sunday headliner. Opening the main stage on Saturday is Justin Fletcher, CBeebies superstar. Other acts include Scottish Indie stars Idlewild, Mercury award winning Ms Dynamite and Peter Hook & The Light, with the legendary bassist of Joy Division and New Order. Kate Rusby, the defining voice of contemporary folk music, will be joining us on the Saturday, as will From The Jam playing new material and Jam classics, and Matt Berry & The Maypoles - Matt of The Mighty Boosh and The IT Crowd fame. Back by popular demand on the Sunday is funk and soul legend Craig Charles and rising folk stars Hunter & the Bear and Keston Cobblers Club. Ooks of Hazzard will also be joining us for a rare UK show and our legendary house band Thrill Collins. Dozens more bands will be announced over the next few months.

The festival is known for its family friendly feel, big range of music on offer, plus loads of other activities including over 100 workshops for all ages, comedy, headphone disco, kids literature & poetry, real ale festival, great food and much more. Plus we have a very laid back vibe, you can drive onto the campsite to unload all your gear, and we have been nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards every year. Now in our twelfth year, we’ve enjoyed over decade of carefree festival weekends beneath the idyllic Prestbury Hills. Some of you have been every single year and others have found out about us more recently, but all Wychwood goers tell us of their common love of the friendly atmosphere they discover each Summer.

 

After a sell out Friday and Saturday in 2015, buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Under 5s, and parking free!

Nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards every year, you can expect over 100 artists on 4 stages, over 100 workshops for all ages, plus comedy, a kids literature festival, a Real Ale festival, The Headphone Disco until the wee hours, plus great food, idyllic camping beneath the Prestbury Hills plus loads more! 

"You can go to festivals all over the world, but none will be quite as homely as Wychwood", The Independent.

 

Wychwood Festival Dates & Tickets

09:30

Friday

03 Jun

2016

Wychwood Festival 2016 - Friday

Cheltenham Racecourse

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09:30

Friday

03 Jun

2016

Wychwood Festival 2016 - Weekend

Cheltenham Racecourse

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09:30

Saturday

04 Jun

2016

Wychwood Festival 2016 - Saturday

Cheltenham Racecourse

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09:30

Sunday

05 Jun

2016

Wychwood Festival 2016 - Sunday

Cheltenham Racecourse

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