James announced as first headliner for Wychwood Festival 2012

Having moved back a weekend to accommodate the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Wychwood will next year take place from Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th June and will once again be set to the famous backdrop of the rolling Prestbury Hills. To celebrate the Manchester band’s appearance at Wychwood, festival organisers will be asking fans and friends of Wychwood to send in pictures of themselves ‘sitting’ in unusual places for the chance to win weekend camping tickets for them and their family.  For more information please visit the festival’s Facebook profile www.facebook.com/wychwoodfestival


Also confirmed for this year’s festival line-up is a dazzling array of artist from a diverse mix of genres.  Cornish shanty singers Port Isaac’s Fishermen’s Friends will join the likes of Johnny Kalsi and the mighty Dhol Foundation, Sean Lakeman, the brother of previous Wychwood headliner Seth, and Kathryn Roberts and The Roving Crows, a local band who brought the house down last year and are back by popular demand.  On the comedy front, Mr. Robin Ince will return to curate a delirious line-up of some of his favourite comedians as well as perform one of his now legendary sets while on the family programme Wychwood is delighted to welcome the CBeebies star Katy Ashworth to Wychwood for the first time.  Katy will be joined by the stars of Nick Junior The Bopps who will be thrilling the children with their antics and last but by no means least theRoald Dahl Museum & Story Centre will once again return to provide story telling and creative activities in 2012. Wychwood is also proud to be welcoming Mumsnet, the hugely influential portal for all things parenting, as a media partner to next year’s festival.

Famed for delivering a truly family-focussed festival experience, Wychwood leads the way with innovative programming designed to delight children and wonderful music from around the world to entertain the adults.  Since launching in 2003, Wychwood has become one of the UK’s most successful independent arts event of the summer season and been nominated in the ‘Best Family Festival’ category at the UK Festival Awards every single year..  A limited number of early bird tickets are currently on sale until 31st December 2011. From January 1st tickets are priced as follows:

Ticket Type Earlybird From 31/12/11*

Weekend Festival Tickets

Weekend Adult £100 £115
Weekend Disabled 2 for 1 £100 £115
Weekend Youth/Concession £82 £95
Weekend 10-15 Year Old £45 £55
Weekend 5-9 Year Old £0 £15

Booking Fees

Credit/Debit Card (per paid ticket) £2
Cheque/PO FREE
Postage & Recorded Delivery £3

Camping Passes

Adult Weekend £10 £20
Adult Weekend in Campervan/Caravan/Live in Vehicle £20 £35
Weekend Youth/Concession Weekend £5 £10
Under 16 Weekend FREE FREE
Please indicate if you are bringing under 5s as they will be issued with a ticket in 2012.

Tickets can be purchased from the festival box office on 01993 772580, by visiting the festival website www.wychwoodfestival.com,WeGotTickets.com or TicketWeb.co.uk.

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