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.