SOUL II SOUL ANNOUNCED AS THE ‘FEEL GOOD FRIDAY’ HEADLINER FOR THE NINTH ANNUAL WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL

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TOPLOADER, DREADZONE, LO’JO, PAUL EWING, THE DUALERS, SADIE AND THE HOTHEADS, MAUSI AND SIVU JOIN WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL’S MOST ECLECTIC LINE-UP TO DATE FOR THREE DAYS OF UNMISSABLE ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

31st May – 2nd June 2013
Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire
www.wychwoodfestival.com

Wychwood Festival firmly secures its position as the UK’s leading boutique festival for the whole family, announcing the sensational Soul II Soul to headline Friday’s Mainstage as well as classic 90s big hitters Toploader for a night of feel good tunes. Also added to the line-up today is the latest addition from London promoters’ Smashing Blouse with Mausi, arguably one of the most hyped acts of this year. Lo’Jo are confirmed for Saturday’s stellar programme bringing their dub reggae, African and Arabic influenced sounds, whilst Sunday welcomes the return of electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone to close the festival in monumental style. Plus Cambridge singer songwriter Sivu offers up his dreamy acoustics and electronic touches. Wychwood is proud to partner with phenomenal organisation, World Vision who will be bringing the incredible Paul Ewing to Saturday’s Big Top, Britain’s much-loved ska and reggae outfit The Dualers to Sunday’s Mainstage and Downtown Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern’s sensational, Sadie and the Hotheads. Taking place at Cheltenham Race Course from 31st May – 2nd June, weekend and day tickets are now on sale with Under 10s going for free. Full tickets details and much more information is available via the official Wychwood website.
Wychwood Festival is thrilled to announce the launch of ‘Feel Good Friday’, extending the opening hours of Friday’s unmissable entertainment offering a full day of programming with people able to pitch up from 10AM and see bands from Midday. To celebrate, Wychwood Festival welcomes Soul II Soul to headline Friday’s stellar line-up bringing the ultimate party classics that will raise the metaphorical festival roof and have the entire crowds dancing throughout the night. Toploader will warm up the festival crowds with huge hits that span from Dancing In The Moonlight to Achilles Heel and promising a serious amount of feel good fun. Mausi are the final Friday act to be announced from the Smashing Blouse collective with material that has been tipped to top the charts this year. Transporting festival-goers into a summer paradise with the hugely successful single Sol that achieved fantastic support from BBC Radio 1 and over 200,000 video hits online, if there is a band to see this summer, Mausi is it.

Saturday’s programme unveils Lo’Jo who are back after a four year hiatus with their joyful and poignant bar-room poetry and dub reggae, African influenced records. Wychwood’s final day will close with the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Dreadzone whose pioneering electro-dub is the perfect way to bring to an end a phenomenal weekend of entertainment and long lasting memories. Cambridge singer songwriter Sivu is also confirmed for Sunday as part of Smashing Blouse’s programme bringing his strange world and strange songs to a captivating audience.

Wychwood Festival is honoured to announce this year’s partnerships with World Vision, a relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision confirm Paul Ewing to perform on Saturday whose previous accolades include playing the same stadiums as Lady Gaga and working alongside musical legends such as Stevie Wonder. The Dualers are confirmed for Sunday’s offering with their reputation of a great festival band firmly set in stone, bringing their ska and reggae sounds to a wanting Wychwood crowd. Sadie and the Hotheads make for the final World Vision act confirmed to date and is fronted by Downtown Abbey actress, Golden Globe and Oscar nominee Elizabeth McGovern who are known for their strong country music influence and surprising fusion of Spanish guitar and melodic piano chords.

Wychwood Festival also unveils some of the most exciting local talent to emerge on to today’s festival circuit who will perform on the very popular Pomme Stage. Friday sees acoustic-folk-blue artist Jake Watson, Welcome To Marathon, Lady Jane & The Black Shadows, Nina Condron and the immensely popular live act Thrill Collins who Wychwood are proud to announce as their house band with their infectious sense of humour and captivating performances. Stressechoes are confirmed for Saturday alongside storyteller Andy Oliveri, Wallsall-born singer-songwriter Joe Summers, David Richards and Emily Lynn. Sunday’s Pomme Stage includes Swift Manouver, alternative acoustic outfit KSH & The Going Goods, Cheltenham’s Thomas Muddle and finally Lexx Keabe & Rich Howie.

Wychwood Festival boasts an eclectic and innovative programme that includes indie, folk, rock and world music with some of the most talented emerging artists on the UK’s music scene appearing alongside industry veterans and cult classics across an exceptional weekend of entertainment. This year’s ninth successive year will see revelers flock to the stunning Gloucestershire countryside to experience an utterly delightful atmosphere enjoyed by all the family, whether a toddler, a teenager, a parent or a festival reveler there truly is something for the whole family. Much more than just a music festival, Wychwood prides itself on its breadth of on site activities and with today’s announcement further solidifies its position as the UK’s leading family festival providing a unique experience for family members of all ages. Weekend and day tickets are on sale now from the festival website.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Weekend Festival Tickets
Weekend Adult: £120 | Weekend Disabled 2 for 1: £120 | Weekend Youth/Concession: £55 | Weekend 5-9 Year Old: £15 | Under 10: FREE

Day Festival Tickets
Friday Adult: £37 | Friday Youth/Concession: £24 | Friday 10 -15 Year Old: £20 | Under 10: FREE
Saturday Adult: £53 | Saturday Youth/Concession: £40 | Saturday 10 -15 Year Old: £20 | Under 10: FREE
Sunday Adult: £43 | Sunday Youth/Concession: £30 | Sunday 10 -15 Year Old: £20 | Under 10: FREE

Booking Fees
Credit/Debit Card (per paid ticket): £2 | Cheque/PO: FREE | Postage & Recorded Delivery: £3

Camping Passes (Day)
Adult Day: £10 | Adult Day in Live in Vehicle: £15 | Youth/Concession Day: £5 | Under 16 Day: FREE

Camping Passes (Weekend)
Adult Weekend: £20 | Adult Weekend in Campervan/Caravan/Live in Vehicle: £35 | Weekend Youth/Concession Weekend: £16 | Under 16 Weekend: FREE

Please Note: Customers should indicate if they intend to bring under 10s as they will need to be issued with a wristband.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION:
To purchase tickets call 01993 772 580 or visit the official festival website. Tickets bought directly through the website have no booking fee attached.

VENUE INFORMATION:
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

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