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Latest News from Wychwood Festival

Latest News from Wychwood Festival

Yet more bands!
Wychwood and World Vision UK are delighted to announce that World Vision Artist Ambassador and Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern will be performing with her band Sadie & The Hotheads on our Mainstage on Sunday, following the release of the bands highly anticipated third album Still Waiting and special guest appearances with Mike and the Mechanics on the 25th anniversary tour The Living Years. Elizabeth McGovern commented, "I am really looking forward to returning to Wychwood Festival with my band as well as continuing to support World Vision UK - we played last year and had such a blast!". 

Other acts confirmed for the mainstage today include The Uke Junkies, a duo from Cheltenham who use ukulele, bass and voices to create a unique sound. Joining them are The Black Hats, hailing from Oxford, their debut EP Austerity for the Hoi Polloi’s and their anticipated album set to drop this year, has made them a force to be reckoned with on the festival circuit. Meanwhile Robbie Boyd joins Saturday’s Big Top offering, with his alluring style of folk-pop and support from Radio 2 and artists such as The Kooks make him one not to be missed at this year’s Wychwood. Finally, other bands include KSH & The Going Goods and their alternative take on acoustic hip hop, Swindon newcomers A Way With Words, The Vinyls,Cheltenham’s Funky Jets and Railroad Bill.

Continuing our local theme will be the return of the hugely popular Pomme Stage run by the University of Gloucestershire with the festival’s very own radio station, Wychwood 87.7FM. The Pomme Stage champions the best artists from across Gloucestershire and surrounding areas and presents very special, exclusive acoustic performances. This year sees bands such as alternative rockers All Ears Avow, Cornish trio Blue Horyzon, Beat Harlows, plus Bleachroom, Flee, Lost in Bat Country, Spoils, Shaq Douglas, Pat Orchard, Crossing Adam, Julian Mensah & Andrew Amofa, Emily Lynn and Tom Spice.
Finally, London promoters Smashing Blouse will be taking care of new music in the Big Top and have added the group Champs, made up of brothers Michael and David Champion from the Isle of White whose melodic folk-pop has made them a hit in 2013. Also joining them is London duo and Bad Life artist Fé, plus soloist FTSE and Kyla la Grange.

Little Tikes Competition Time
Wychwood are delighted to have Little Tikes at Wychwood this year. Welcome to Tikes Town – a very special town just for kids. Bring the family along to play, drive, slide and ride in our huge play area where kids can use their imaginations and let off some energy while adults can enjoy a well-deserved rest. There will be great prizes to be won and special offers exclusive to all visitors of Tikes Town. Look out for the giant inflatable! 

To celebrate, there are 10 x Jelly Bean ride-on toys up for grabs. Click here to enter the competition.

Limited Steward Places Available
Each year Wychwood has a brilliant team of Stewards and Volunteers who come together to make the festival work wonderfully. Steward places are now more than two-thirds full, so if you’d like to apply please do so asap.

 Benefits include free entry, meeting new friends, learning new skills, and being part of Wychwood’s growing team of volunteers. There will be full training given and you will be working in various areas over the festival weekend including festival information, night or day stewarding, backstage stewarding, hospitality stewarding or supporting stewards in different areas if required. To apply please visit

Wychwood Culinary Delights
As you’ve probably seen, Wychwood are constantly updating the Wychwood website to give you as much information ahead of your festival weekend.
The latest updates are to our Food and Drink section, where you can read about all the culinary delights you can sample at the festival this year from wood-fired pizzas to fish curries and from Porto style paella to posh baps! Information to whet your appetite here.

Time to buy your Wychwood Festival Tickets
Ticket sales for Wychwood 2014 continue to astound us. With less than 7 weeks to go to the festival, if we continue at the current rate the festival will be sold out ahead of doors opening!

 So if you and your friends haven’t already, please don’t delay in buying your tickets to avoid disappointment. Simply click here to get yours now!

Explore Gloucestershire
17 April 2014

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