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Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats to play at Wychwood 2014

Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats to play at Wychwood 2014

First out of the bag of the 100 or so acts you’ll see at Wychwood next year, the organisers are delighted to announce their first headliner for 2014. On Wychwood Sunday, Sir Bob Geldof and his Boomtown Rats play the main stage, with Wychwood being their only 2014 UK festival appearance announced to date. The band, complete with singer Sir Bob, reformed this year playing together for the first time since 1986 in a sell-out tour. With such hits as I Don’t Like Mondays and Rat Trap, the group’s classic collection will no doubt be a phenomenal headline performance for the Wychwood audience.

Back by popular demand is soul train purveyor Craig Charles who smashed the Big Top at Wychwood in 2013. Armed with his extensive record collection containing dancefloor classics, Craig will be at Wychwood in the Big Top on Sunday. In Craig’s own words, "Double happy to be returning to Wychwood festival to celebrate its’ 10th Birthday with them- roll on the summer and let’s blow the roof offfff!!".

Also confirmed for a mainstage slot on Friday are soul masters The Real Thing. Playing all their hits from You to Me are Everything to Feel The Force- get ready to boogie with their catchy melodies which create the perfect festival soundtrack.

Finally for this announcement, other artists added to the 2014 bill include modern folk-rock band Merry Hell, playing mainstage Saturday, whose high energy performances sprinkled with a dusting of punk attitude make them a favourite in this popular genre. Meanwhile four-piece band Polly and the Billets Doux will also be performing over on Sunday, whose music has been described as a harmonious blend of folk, rock, blues, soul and gospel by The Sunday Times.

On sale today take advantage of weekend festival tickets, and if you weren’t in time to grab the special earlybird tickets, now for a short period Wychwood are offering a special discount to celebrate their 10th Birthday, and in time for Christmas you can save 10% on all ticket types, so snap yours up now. What’s more all tickets brought directly from Wychwood have NO BOOKING FEES so there are no hidden charges, you just pay for the face value of your tickets. To book your tickets simply click here.

For information on further discounts for group bookings of 10 or more adults, call the office on 01993 772580.

That’s it for now, loads more announcements coming your way over the next few months!

Explore Gloucestershire
4 December 2014


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