Welcome to Wychwood 2013! We have hundreds of bands, authors, comedians, poets, workshops, sculptors, artists, therapists and entertainers for you this year.
On Friday Night our headline act is the amazing Soul II Soul. We also welcome Toploader, The Beat, Sam Lee & Friends, Rachel Sermanni, Paper Aeroplanes, Blues Boy Dan Owen, Brickwork Lizards, Clement Marfo and the Frontline, The Other Tribe, Shields, Emily and the Woods, Polarsets, Mausi, Myles Sanko and Steve Gifford.
The Hobgoblin stage will be filled with some great BBC bands again this year. The Friday line-up will include Jimmy Heartbreak, Dogs of Santorini, George Barnett, Johnny Kowalski and the sexy weirdos, The Delray Rockets, Becky Rose and This Wicked Tongue.
We always have a great selection of acts local to Cheltenham at Wychwood. Local artists confirmed for Friday include Metropolis, Hill Parade, Lady Jane & the Black Shadows and Nina Condron. We can also announce the return of Thrill Collins as our house band to entertain you in the Hobgoblin bar all three nights!
On Saturday, our mainstage headline act will be The Human League. You can also expect to see Caravan Palace, Kate Nash, The Wedding Present, Eddie & The Hotrods, Public Service Broadcasting, Moulettes, John Otway, Ewing, Lo’Jo, Skinny Lister, My First Tooth, To Kill A King, Cave Painting, The History of Apple Pie, Mt. Wolf, Dems, NewQuay Times, Seasfire and Hannah Mcintyre.
We have recently confirmed our Sunday headline act Bill Bailey. Bill will be joined by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Craig Charles, Lucy Rose, Dreadzone, Sadie and the Hotheads, Bwani Junction, Rebecca De Winter, The Dualers, Lloyd Yates, Eliza and the Bear, Sivu, Police Dog Hogan, Roo Panes, Of Rust and Bone and Gaz Brookfield. The main stage on Sunday will open with entertainment from CBeebies entertainer Mr Bloom.
Our Sunday offering of local acts will include BBC bands Welcome to Marathon, Jake Watson, Guy Challenger, Kitten and Bear, Ryan Francis Martin, Stereo Influence, The Feddens and Canary Swing. Our Pomme stage boasts Swift Manouver, KSH & The Going Goods, Calum Fraser Longshaw, Thomas Muddle and Lexx Keane & Rich Howie.
There will be loads more acts confirmed in the coming weeks, so check back here for more information.
These bands will be performing across four stages.
The Main Stage
This year it is bigger and better than ever before, with a huge lighting set up to dazzle and amaze! This is where you will find our headliners, but also great bands all day. This year you can even enjoy a hot tub whilst you watch the acts on the main stage!
The Big Top
The big top is this year being programmed by the folks at Smashing Blouse. Their aim is to showcase the most exciting new up and coming acts, alongside some of the most inspiring and respected musicians. Already well established as promoters in London, the guys are bringing the best new music to Wychwood Festival.
The marquee also boasts an excellent bar, stocked with a great selection of ales and other drinks. Our selection of beers is set to increase massively this year… more details to follow on that soon!
The Pomme Stage
Nestled in the workshops area, this small stage comes to life at night. Coordinated by students from the University of Gloucestershire, the Pomme Stage showcases the best local acts from the county.