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Announcing first wave of acts playing Wychwood 2024!

Say hello to our first wave of acts playing Wychwood Festival 2024!

Texas to perform at Wychwood Festival 2024

We’re over the moon to share the first 50+ names for Wychwood 2024, including two headliners, three Garden Stage headliners, the return of Howlin’ Pete’s, late-comedy and, of course, our first wave of activities and workshops across the weekend!

Texas, one of the UK’s most loved bands and one of our most requested acts, will headline Saturday 1st June! Sharleen Spiteri and co have sold over 40 millions records worldwide and last year released The Very Best Of 1989 – 2023 ahead of their triumphant Glastonbury Pyramid Stage 2023 performance! It’s going to be one to remember!

Enduring indie favourites, Ocean Colour Scene will headline Sunday 3rd June. They lit up the Britpop party in the mid ‘90s chalking up three Top 5 albums and seventeen Top 40 singles including the immortal The River Boat Song.

Seasick-Steve to perform at Wychwood Festival 2024
Seasick Steve

Joining Ocean Colour Scene on Sunday, Seasick Steve makes his triumphant return to the UK alongside the Lightning Seeds, The Futureheads!

The world's premier Beatles tribute band, described as “less a tribute – more of a reincarnation”, The Bootleg Beatles will also transform Wychwood’s revellers back to the 1960s on Saturday!

Today we can also reveal the biggest musical offering on second stage The Garden, bringing the hottest new talent and old favourites from across the country, it’s the place to discover the headliners of tomorrow. Including Yorkshire’s post-punk six-piece Deadletter, Dutch indie band Pip Blom and Welsh psych-rock band CVC and Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard.

Stornoway to perform at Wychwood Festival 2024

But that’s not all, Oxford’s own Stornoway will headline the Friday night, legendary bassist Peter Hook & The Light return to Wychwood to headline on Saturday night, hot off the back of 2023s Top 10 selling album The Feminine Divine, Kevin Rowland’s Dexys (formerly Dexy’s Midnight Runners) will close the Sunday night in style.

Also appearing across the weekend, Sussex Ivor Novello winner’s The Feeling, multi-platinum selling pop band The Hoosiers, Sunderland Punk quartet The Futureheads, Scottish powerhouse Callum Beattie and fan favourites Thrill Collins and Mr Motivator will be back for the ultimate Main Stage Saturday morning workout.

Marcus-Brigstocke to perform at Wychwood Festival 2024
Marcus Brigstocke

Late night comedy line-up for 2024. Jason Neale, Mark Cram, Ester Manito, Andrew White on Friday 31st May. Cerys Nelmes, Burt Williamson, Kate Martin, Roger Monkhouse and headliner, the wonderful Marcus Brigstocke on Saturday 1st June and Chris Brooker, Martin Mor, Pierre Novellie, Alex Kealy and Scott Bennett on Sunday 2nd June.

Of course, Wychwood is more than just incredible music. We’re happy to share our first wave of workshops and activities across the weekend including Taskmaster Education brought to you by the team behind Channel 4’s BAFTA winning show of the same Stornoway taking elements of the show and using them to inspire, engage and teach children and young people. PLUS Magic Workshops, Squiggles and Doodles with Illustrator Gemma Hastilow, Laughter Yoga, Circus Workshops with Solo Circus, Ola Samba Bateria, Glamba Funky Junk Drumming Workshop, Street Performers, Open Mics and Buskers.

This is just the start, we have so much to announce in the coming months including our Friday night headliner!!


Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Weekend (no camping) tickets are now on sale.

This year has seen record sales for Wychwood! We expect many ticket types to sell out this year, so we recommend buying early to avoid disappointment!

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