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May Newsletter

Welcome to our latest news

Just over a week to go until our 15th Birthday Celebrations and, as you can imagine, we're pretty excited here at Wychwood HQ! Here's our latest newsletter including final line-up announcements, information about our healers and the latest ticket information.

Wychwood Festival 2019 line-up.

Artists and Bands

We're adding more bands to our already considerable array of acts…

First of all, The Battle of the Bands competition, run by our friends at Witney Music festival, has come to a thrilling end and we can now announce the winners who'll be opening the festival on Friday. The White Lakes are an outstanding indie rock guitar band from Oxford. We were impressed by their powerful sound and energy and think they really could be the next big thing.

Talk in Code to perform at Wychwood Festival 2019.
Talk in Code

Also on the Main Stage on Friday, we have Talk in Code, a four-piece group who have just released their second album. They've played alongside acts such as Catfish & the Bottlemen and My Life Story and we're looking forward to sampling their sleek indie sound.

The Main Stage on Saturday is going to get the Rusty Shackle treatment. If you've never seen this band, be prepared for rampant fiddle, electric guitar, trumpet and banjo, playing an edgy folk roots mix.

George Montague to perform at Wychwood Festival 2019.
George Montague

On our Hobgoblin Stage on Sunday, there are a couple more acts to introduce to you. Described as a ‘one man orchestra’, we're delighted to welcome singer-songwriter George Montague. He's an ingenious multi-instrumentalist, using live-looping and beat-boxing to add to the richness of his sound. We've also got Birmingham alternative rock band Evade Escape, bringing huge melodies and massive riffs together with experience from touring and festival appearances including Glastonbury.

More on our Programe

Wychwood Festival Fancy Dress Day 2019 – Sunday

By the way, Sunday is officially dressing up day!

Our theme this year is NAUTICAL so come as anything on, in or under the sea. We look forward to seeing pirates, surfers, mermaids, sailors, sharks, lobsters, squid … the world's your oyster!

Wychwood FM Stage and Bandstand

SANTIA to perform at Wychwood Festival 2019.

Each day on the Wychwood FM stage and the Bandstand, we've got a line-up of the best local talent, both bands and individual artists. This year's performers are:

Charlie Blackwood, Sabrina, Gina Larner, SANTIA, Lissie Smith, Funky Business, Ryan Nicklin, Rosie Mountjoy, Adam Thorn, Celladore, The Joey Bill, Two to a Room, Samuel Louis, Amelia Loveday, Chloë Hepburn, Callum Cutler, HUNI, Matt Yapp and Tandem.

Healing Gardens

Healing Gardens at Wychwood Festival 2019.

From day one, we've always been joined by a fabulous group of healers to help festival goers unwind and 2019 is definitely no exception.

Here are just some of the treatments on offer:

  • Acupressure (seated massage)
  • Ear Candling
  • Facial (Holistic)
  • Hot Stone Treatment
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Traditional (Swedish) Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Warm Bamboo Treatment

Visit the Healing Gardens and the team will help you book a treatment or you can just get some advice.

Healing Gardens


Just to say that there's still time to book your tickets, though some ticket types are getting rather low. Don't miss out! Book yours now if you’ve not already purchased.

Buy your Wychwood Festival tickets

And finally football!

If you're a footie fan, don't panic. We're planning to provide a screen for you to watch the UEFA Champions League Film match in the middle of your festival experience on Saturday!

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