The Wychwood Festival, the UK's Premier Family Music Festival.
Ladies and Gentlemen of Wychwood, it’s time for our first line-up announcement for the 2017 festival. We’ve got some amazing artists to share, and not one, but two headliners!
We are delighted to announce that Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will be our headliners on Saturday. One of England’s most influential electronic bands, with hits such as Enola Gay, If You Leave and So In Love, they will perform on Wychwood’s mainstage and we couldn’t be more excited.
Back by popular demand, Levellers will be headlining Sunday. After our survey of who Wychwooders would most like to see at Wychwood 2017, The Levellers were number one and we can’t wait to welcome them back.
More Line-up information below:
Friday Acts announced so far: Buzzcocks, Billy Bragg, CC Smugglers, Let's Eat Grandma, Laurel, Big Boy Bloater, IDER, Indigo Rose
Saturday Acts announced so far: OMD - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Beans On Toast, Kanda Bongo Man, Zak Abel, Smoove & Turrell, Katy Ashworth (As seen on Cbeebies), The East Pointers, Trudy and the Romance, Girli, Harpers Ferry, Cherokii, Skata Tones
Sunday Acts announced so far: The Levellers Electric Swing Circus, Jesus Jones, Professor Elemental, Thrill Collins, Flamingods, Curse Of Lono
First Comedians announced:
Friday - Patrick Monahan, Christian Riley, Lloyd Griffith
Saturday - Desmond O'Connor
Sunday - Christian Lee, Cerys Nelmes
Other fantastic acts confirmed for the weekend include Kanga Bongo Man on Saturday. With hits such as Monie, Lela-Lela and Isambe, we’re certain he’s going to get you all dancing!
For our young Wychwooders, we will be welcoming Katie Ashworth as seen on Cbeebies’ I Can Cook series, to open the mainstage on Saturday, followed by a meet and greet. Also Canadian artists The East Pointers will be bringing their own brand of Celtic Folk to mainstage and performing tracks from their debut album Secret Victory.
We also welcome back our lovely Wychwood house band, Thrill Collins, who will be performing on Sunday’s mainstage, along with Electric Swing Circus, bringing their vintage electro-swing sound to Wychwood.
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!
WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL PREVIOUS PRESS QUOTES
“Laid-back family festival in a lovely location." Sunday Times
"Britain's most popular family festival." Sunday Mirror
"The best festival for families." The Independent
"Goes the extra mile for children." The Times
Wychwood, the UK’s favourite intimate family festival returns for its’ 13th year to Cheltenham Racecourse in 2017 over the weekend of 2-4 June. With a host of music and stages for all tastes and bags to do for all ages, from workshops to comedy to theatre to a kids lit fest, an adults beer fest and loads more besides.