Wychwood Festival – Latest News
Wychwood has something for everyone
A warm welcome to our March news announcement—we have plenty more bands and artists to tell you about.
First of all, we are really excited to announce that The Strypes will take to our mainstage on Sunday. This hotly-tipped rock band from Ireland have been gaining serious momentum, and for very good reason. To see why, check out their latest album Little Victories, you won’t be disappointed.
From Jaipur in Northern India, we welcome The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band to our Main Stage on Friday with a mesmerising repertoire spanning folk songs, Bollywood hits, spiritual qawwali and Bhangra beats. The combination of their fabulous costumes and joyous sound is bound to get you up on your feet!
Also confirmed for Friday on the Main Stage are the anthemic InHeaven, who fuse elements of grunge, pop and 90s US indie.
Over in the Big Top our headliner on Sunday will be Cabbage—the best new band to come out of Manchester, with their rebellious rocky punk anthems. Plus we bring you the psychedelic rockers that are The Shimmering Band, as well as Bristol’s latest rising star Stevie Parker with her ambient electro-pop. You can also check out performances by London-based musician Bunny and talented alt-pop band Yonaka (which means ‘the dead of night’ in Japanese).
Over on the Hobgoblin stage, local promoters Glovebox Live have completed their line-up with some fantastic bands for your delectation. Friday will feature The Black Feathers, The Prohibition Smokers Club, The Black Hats and Americana from Oxford-based Deadbeat Apostles. Saturday will be headlined by blues teen prodigy Aaron Keylock, plus Sandtimer, Paul McClure and The Local Heroes, George Montague, Newton Country and Society. Sunday will feature Lucas & King, The Brickwork Lizards, Wes Finch, Peerless Pirates, The Epstein and Holly Redford-Jones.
And last, but far from least, in this March news announcement, we can’t wait to welcome BBC Radio 6 music’s resident poet Murray Lachlan Young to Wychwood. Bring the kids to his show Modern Cautionary Tales for Children, and later on, take in his performance for adults in our new Speakeasy sessions - more about that in our next newsletter!
Tickets for this year’s festival are selling faster than ever, so please make sure you book soon, if you haven’t already, to avoid disappointment!