Wychwood Festival is thrilled to be announcing another clutch of superb artists to add to the increasingly exciting music programme. Brit-Award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Kate Nash, cult hero and popular BBC 6Music DJ Craig Charle and high-energy, seven piece band Police Dog Hogan are among a handful of musical additions to the festival line-up. Non-music additions to the Wychwood programme include DocHouse, the London-based, year-round documentary festival which will be inviting festival-goers to delve into the world of documentary through a series of workshops and discussion in the totally brand new, exclusive to Wychwood, DocTent venue.

Last but by no means least, celebrating its centenary year at Wychwood Festival is The British Ecology Society which will present a host of activities across the weekend to entertain and delight all ages in a world of discovery. 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.



Kate Nash is set to return to the forefront of contemporary music in 2013 making her inaugural appearance on the Wychwood Festival line-up, confirmed to perform on Saturday’s mainstage bill. Performing songs from her eagerly awaited third album, Girl Talk, due for release in early March, Kate will bring her revamped rock style to the stage as well as wowing audiences with chart toppers such as Foundations and Mouthwash. BBC 6Music and Radio 2 DJ Craig Charles joins Sunday’s line-up playing a live version of his popular Funk & Soul radio show. Craig will be playing the best in funk and soul from old school roots through to current club sounds so expect a mixture of classic tracks and cool new releases.

You can expect a high-energy and eclectic performance on Sunday from seven-piece band Police Dog Hogan, who combine fiddle, banjo, mandolin, drums and guitars with knockout four-part harmonies in an exuberant fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass! The Sunday Times has described them as “wonderful” and the Telegraph named them one of its “favourite new bands”. Making their festival debut on Saturday are Swindon band NewQuay Times who boast collective influences ranging from Throwing Muses to Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty. The band play alternative Americana-hinged, low slung, loose-limbed indie rockʼnʼroll music with singer and guitarist Sarah flitting between deep rocking croon and fiery falsetto.

Emily and the Woods, a family of exceptional musical talent, with her father, brother and drummer Roy Dodds, who has played with Wychwood favourite Eddi Reader of Fairground Attraction. The latest Emily and The Woods EP, Eye to Eye, was released 2011 and featured Ted Dwane of Mumford & Sons and Marcus Hamblett of Sons of Noel and Adrian. Also added to the Saturday line-up are Bristol based trip hop band Seasfire with their beautifully written melancholy songs full of love and loss and have been hotly tipped by BBC Introducing having played a session at Maida Vale for Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6Music show.

These musicians join previously announced acts including The Human League, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, The Beat, Caravan Palace, Eddie & The Hotrods, Sam Lee & Friends, Public Service Broadcasting, Moulettes, John Otway, The History Of Apple Pie, Cave Painting, Mt. Wolf, Dems and many more.  Wychwood Festival organisers would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends tour manager Paul McMullen and heartfelt wishes to singer Trevor Grills in his hour of need.  Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends were a fantastic part of last year’s festival line-up and the recent news is an absolute tragedy.


DocTent is coming to Wychwood 2013 with a unique and never before seen space where festival-goers are invited to delve into the world of documentary film. This is the chance to watch, discuss and make compelling non-fictional films and discover the art of capturing reality. A packed program of the most intriguing, entertaining and surprising docs will run throughout the weekend, interspaced with workshops and discussions with the filmmakers themselves. In addition, DocTent will give visitors the chance to play a part in filming and editing the extraordinary WychDoc Project. A truly collaborative effort, this will be a documentary filmed and edited entirely by festival-goers and free to view during and after the weekend. A truly unique festival experience, DocTent will be pulling out all the stops to tickle people’s curiosities, widen realities and awaken creativity this summer. Promising stories from across the globe and across the festival, this is not one to be missed. DocTent runs in partnership with DocHouse, London’s only year round documentary film festival.

The British Ecological Society will be celebrating its 100th birthday at this year’s Wychwood Festival by bringing a team of enthusiastic young ecologists and students to the festival for the purpose of encouraging festival goers to delve into the world of Ecology as well as answering burning questions from their base on the ‘Sex and Bugs and Rock ‘n Roll’ stall.  The team will also be providing a host of immersive activities  across the weekend as part of Wychwood’s comprehensive workshop programme.

Wychwood Festival boasts an eclectic programme that includes indie, folk, rock and world music with some of the most talented emerging artists on the UK’s music scene at the moment 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 who choose to place it in their summer calendar. Much more than just a music festival, Wychwood prides itself on its breadth of onsite 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.

Weekend Festival Tickets
Weekend Adult: £120 | Weekend Disabled 2 for 1: £115 | 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.

To purchase tickets call 01993 772 580 or visit the official festival website

Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH


“This has been one life affirming, fun packed festival. A rather wonderful thing indeed”  BBC

“You can go to festivals all over the world but none will be quite as homely as Wychwood”  The Independent

“Wychwood boasts picturesque location and family-friendly menu and has shown smart foresight with their bookings, which has included the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Little Boots.”  The Times

“Wychwood has many other activities for kids such as fun stalls of art and crafts, to food and even a big slide!… It is a great family festival, and you can bring a tent or a campervan/caravan. I would definitely recommend Wychwood.”  The Guardian

Highly regarded, family-friendly, mini Glastonbury”  The Word Magazine

“We all thought the standard of musical acts, family entertainment and friendliness at the Wychwood festival were excellent there was always something going on for all the family to enjoy! A great weekend was had by all. Highly recommended. 5/5”  Whats Good To Do

“Wychwood is very clever at providing a full itinerary that completely entertains the entire family‐ 2012 saw a really quirky, inspirational itinerary of free workshops and activities for the mini festival fairies that will be very hard to rival next year”  Ask Baby Cotswold

“During its eight‐year history, Wychwood has built up a reputation as one of the most family friendly events on the festival circuit. This year proved no different.”  This Is Bristol



The Beat

Sam Lee


Big Top
The Other Tribe


The Human League
Kate Nash
Caravan Palace
Eddie & The Hotrods
Emily & The Woods

Big Top
John Otway
Public Service Broadcasting
Cave Painting
The History of Apple Pie
Mt. Wolf
NewQuay Times


Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Police Dog Hogan

Big Top 
Lloyd Yates
Craig Charles

31st May – 2nd June 2013
Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire
Weekend & Day tickets now on sale

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