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Boney M to headline on Friday at Wychwood Festival

Wychwood Festival 2015

Britain's best loved family festival today announces one of the greatest party bands to emerge from the 1970s - Eurodisco sensation Boney M as Friday night headliner alongside legendary punk-rockers, The Undertones providing the perfect soundtrack to kick-start the 11th annual Wychwood Festival. The incredible Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba top of an already impressive array of heritage and world music acts joining the likes of previously announced Sunday headliner Ladysmith Black Mamboza. Returning by popular demand,  BAFTA award-winning children's entertainer and firm family favourite, Justin Fletcher, aka Mr Tumble returns to open Sunday's mainstage. Curators of the Ecotricity Big Top, London promoters, Smashing Blouse announce grunge revival band, Darlia as Friday night headliner plus soulful Zak Abel, psychedelic alternative rock, Landshapes, Canterbury brothers, Syd Arthur and singer-songwriter Henry Green. Wychwood Festival takes place 29th - 31st May on Cheltenham Racecourse. Weekend and day tickets are on sale and available with more information at

One of the best family festivals in the UK, renowned for booking a variety of heritage, world music and up-coming talent, today makes exciting additions to an already thrilling weekend of music and entertainment for all to enjoy.

One of the greatest party bands to emerge from the 70s, Boney M will take Friday night main stage by storm. Founded by German producer, Frank Farian the bands hits are unmistakable including 'Sunny', 'Rivers of Babylon' and Christmas favourite 'Mary's Boy Child'. Celebrating 40 years this year Boney M have unveiled an anniversary album packed with new songs and remixes that will kick-start the weekend's celebrations in true Wychwood style. Ahead of Friday's headliner, legendary punk rock and new wave band, The Undertones will perform at Wychwood. Having emerged from Derry in 1977 with high profile fans like BBC Radio One's John Peel, their punkpop gems 'Here Comes the Sun' and 'My Perfect Cousin' flooded the UK charts and with last year as the 35th year since the release of the iconic, Teenage Kicks, this is one not to be missed.

Revered for a variety of acclaimed world music, Wychwood's announcement of Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba is a wonderful addition. Bassekou Kouyate’s extraordinary musical journey shows that he is unquestionably the most innovative and exciting Malian musician to have emerged in recent years. Continuing to push the boundaries of his ancient musical heritage, bringing his music to audiences around the world with his phenomenal live band Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba and three internationally acclaimed albums, this performance is one not to be missed.

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24 March 2015


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