Fans of the 70 submitted bands plus fans of the festival could vote on their favourite acts from across the seven BBC radio regions and having been combined with the votes of the judging panel has been counted and verified to create three days of the finest programme of emerging talent seen on the festival circuit. The festival is also thrilled to announce comedy genius Robin Ince and his Robin Ince Science show plus music from dazzling acoustic roots duo Show Of Hands, You Tube sensation Danny Shah, Tallulah Rendall, Gemma Hayes and much more. Taking place 8th-10th June on Cheltenham Racecourse, tickets for Wychwood Festival are on sale via the website.
BBC Introducing presenters from BBC Radio Gloucestershire and the six surrounding regions, including BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio Wiltshire and BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire each submitted 10 emerging acts that are currently being championed on their stations. These 70 bands were uploaded into a bespoke Facebook application to be judged by the public, BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, Wychwood Festival Director Graeme Merifield and The Independent's Music Editor Elisa Bray and today Wychwood can announce the 28 outstanding acts that will make up the BBC Introducing…in Gloucestershire line-up:
BBC INTRODUCING IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE AT WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL:
GEORGE MONTAGUE | HARBOUR | PINK CRUDGE CARAVAN | THE FLEX
BBC Hereford & Worcestershire
A POETIC YESTERDAY | THE BLACK ACID BAND TBC | I AM RYAN | TBC
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
SATSANGI | SIXTYFOURS | STYLUSBOY | THE MOONSHINES
DUPPY BEATZ TBC | KATEY BROOKS | PHANTOM LIMB | ROZI PLAIN
SHY & THE FIGHT | JOSHUA CAOLE | HEAVY PETTING ZOO | ERIC UNSEEN TBC
GUNNING FOR TAMAR | HALF DECENT | SECRET RIVALS | WILD SWIM
CRASH & THE BANDICOOTS | SUPER SQUARECLOUD | THEO ALTIERI | DAINE & MYLES TBC
New additions to arguably the best world and folk music line-up on the festival map already featuring the likes of Bellowhead, Francois & The Atlas Mountians, Dodgy, James, The Damned, Duke Special, The Cuban Brothers and much more includes the legendary Show Of Hands who are widely regarded as the finest accoustic roots duo in England and were awarded the prestigious double accolade of Best Duo and Best Original Song at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Joining Show of Hands on the Sunday line-up will be Simon Friend's Seismic Survey. The Seismic Survey is a collaboration between Simon Friend (Levellers), Mick Doyle (No Right Turn, Neverland, Bloodsimple), Paul Miro (Apes, Pigs & Spacemen) and Andy Cooper (No Right Turn), bringing to Wychwood collection of their individual material.
Friday night's offering is bolstered by singer-songwriter and BBC Introducing favourite Jenny Hallam bringing her piano-pop style, mixing folk and indie with soulful vocals. Mila Falls returns to Wychwood fresh from a run of shows supporting Ringo Starr and boasts collaborations with the likes of Tim Baxter (Britney Spears), Charlie Holmes (The Saturdays) and with Jono Buchanan (remixes for Whitney Houston, Shania Twain).
Saturday's programme further develops with incredible live performances from Celtish, renowned for their passionate, lively and emotive performances; 21 year old Scottish internet sensation Danny Shah, who's famed for creating his hugely clever pop video for his song We Are Connected, featuring Rihanna, Katy Perry & Justin Bieber that saw support from the likes of Chris Moyles, Lauren Laverne and Andi Peters; The Jar Family who will be performing a vast array of indie-folk songs and recently toured with Alabama 3, opened for Ocean Colour Scenes' Steve Cradock and are set to play alongside Babyshambles duo Mik Whitnall & Drew McConnell and The Charlatans. Plus festival revellers will dance the day away to Keston Cobblers Club, acoustic folk duo The Dual and opening the day's music will be Tallulah Rendall who is known for her theatrical, beautiful and mesmerizing performances.
Famed for delivering a truly family-focused festival experience, Wychwood leads the way with innovative programming designed to delight children as well as wonderful music from around the world to entertain the adults. Since launching in 2005, Wychwood has become one of the UK’s most successful independent arts events of the summer season and been nominated in the ‘Best Family Festival’ category at the UK Festival Awards every single year. Taking place at Cheltenham Racecourse from 8th-10th June and set against the picturesque backdrop of the Prestbury Hills, Gloucestershire, Wychwood Festival is charming in both setting and content and one not to be missed. Tickets are now on sale and available from the official festival website.