Wychwood Festival is proud to announce this years full line-up for this eclectic, family friendly, annual music festival held at Cheltenham racecourse in Gloucestershire from 3-5th June 2022.
For one weekend, Cheltenham racecourse is transformed into a family-friendly,
three-day festival including music, workshops, comedy, a Children’s Literature
Festival, headphone disco, healing gardens and much more, plus camping set in
the beautiful Prestbury Hills, with children under five year’s and parking are free.
All the stops have been pulled out for a chock-a-block program of live artists,
headlining on Friday will be ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ and ‘Groovejet’
chanteuse Sophie Ellis-Bextor who shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s huge
number one single and whose debut album sold more than 2 million copies
worldwide. Plus , the only group to have their record played twice in a row on his
radio show by John Peel, Derry’s finest export The Undertones will grace the
stage and keep the Teenage Kicks coming. And if disco is more your style, you
can not beat, Boney M will have you 100% freaking, boogying, hustling, bumping,
to their infectious disco classics.
One of the most requested artists to have performed at Wychwood return on
Saturday– The Levellers, fresh from their recent UK tour to support the re-
release of their platinum-selling 1991 album Levelling The Land, which features
hit singles One Way, 15 Years and Far From Home and Battle Of The Beanfield.
Joining the bill with sky-high energy are 2 Tone legends The Selector along
with Doctor and the Medics, The Real Thing and if comedy is your thing, be sure
to check one of the World’s only female Comedy Magician – the marvelous award winning Mandy Muden. And do not miss Basil Brush as he graces the stage with his anarchic sense of fun.
Making their first ever appearance and closing the festival on Sunday 5th June
2022 will be Scottish pop rock band Deacon Blue alongside
legendary bassist of Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook ; backed by his
new band The Light. Also, impressive nine piece band ‘The South’ who feature
former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and sax
player Gaz Birtles. The South are keeping alive all those timeless songs – A
Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her plus
many more singles and album favourites. Afternoon merriment comes from one
of the UK’s foremost Funk & Soul commentators, Craig Charles has captivated
crowds throughout the UK – the Maestro of funk has played at numerous
festivals and played to over 10,000 people at the world-famous Arcadia and
Shangri-La stage in Glastonbury. Plus unique fusion of dub, electronic and folk
Throughout the weekend you can indulge in drop in workshops and brush up on
your dance moves with everything from Capoeira to Charleston or learn a new
skill from model making to circus tricks . There is a huge array of arts and
crafting opportunities for all the family from rod puppet making, messy painting,
clay modelling, cross stitching culminating in a special parade on Sunday
afternoon showcasing all the fantastic things made over the weekend.
Or instead you can just lay back and take in a range of performances,
storytelling and poetry such as A Mid-festival’s Dream’.
Whilst in the Children’s Literature section drop in on talks with artists and
illustrators such as Steve Cole who brings to life – Dr Who Combat Magicks,
Gabriel Dylan & Bryony Pearce discuss , Whiteout and Cruel Castle and John
Dougherty reads from Dinosaurs and Dinner Ladies.
Full line up:
Kids Literature Festival Schedule
Kids Literature Festival Images
Artists & Makers – Info & Images
2nd stage & Dance stage line ups
Iain Game, Festival Director commented, “We are delighted to reveal the line
up, a not only is this a fantastic live spectacle, we have curated a huge range of
workshops, crafting, and unusual performances which will be exciting and
intriguing whether you are a spectator or a participant. We are looking forward to
welcoming music fans, family groups and new friends to our stunning location to
enjoy some quality time relaxing and partying together. I am so pleased to have
been able to secure Deacon Blue for the line up and a personal favourite for me
will be Sophie Ellis-Bextor. ”
Whether it is watching a festival favourite, exploring new music and comedy,
getting creative with a workshop or soaking in a dance performance there are so
many experiences to be had over the weekend – Wychwood Festival is so
much more than just a music festival.
For more details, please click the following link: https://wychwoodfestival.com/line-up