LoneLady is the latest rising star to be added to the increasingly impressive line up at Farmfestival's 10th birthday celebrations in Somerset this summer.
The Warp Records artist has recently completed a UK tour to promote her electrifying sophomore album Hinterland, a scintillating slice of pop which has impressed critics and fans of BBC 6music alike.
Further additions to Farmfest's big birthday party include Wah Wah 45s' The Gene Dudley Group bringing their deep soul and funk flavour, orchestral indie-folk courtesy of Moulettes, talented songstresses Toyface and Rozi Plain plus Glasgow's latest prodigies C Duncan and Jonnie Common. A whole host of South West talent has also been added.
Farmfest’s sterling DJ line-up also expands to welcome Appleblim B2B October, Futureboogie,Outboxx,Apiento (Testpressing.org), The Boogie Cartel and Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s)
The summer of 2015 will see Farmfest turn the ripe old age of 10 and as you would expect they will be going big on the celebrations – expect giant party games, overblown site decorations, enormous cake and massive fancy dress. The celebrations will see plenty of special events, new stages and one or two surprises which are being kept firmly under the Farmfest hat.
Full list of confirmed acts to date:
LIVE Lamb Submotion Orchestra Sherwood & Pinch Portico LoneLady Stealing Sheep All We Are Zun Zun Egui The Lovely Eggs Rozi Plain C Duncan Jonnie Cmmon The Gene Dudley Group Moulettes The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band Goan Dogs Duologue Sheelanagig Toyface Febueder
Amber Leaves Baila la Cumbia Bite the Buffalo B.O.M.B.S. No Go! Stop Baraka The Flamenco Thief Komodo Bird Noire Nakisha Esnard Swimming Girls Oliver Seymour Marsh Far North District My Social Orbit Finches Fly The Hartletts Wasuremono The Floral Wham Trams Kitten and Bear
DJs Nightmares On Wax J.D Twitch (Optimo) Phaelah Appleblim B2B October Bradley Zero (Rhythm Section) Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s) Ruf Dug Outboxx Futureboogie DJs Shapes Bristol Just Jack Showcase (Tom Rio, Dan Wild, Robin Sure, Jethro Binns) Banoffee Pies Label Showcase Facta Ela 303 Coexist Studio 94 Soulworks Loose Lips Ft Medalion Man Side A / Cojak / Tim Day Apiento (Testpressing.org) NY*AK The Boogie Cartel Pardon My French ∆dmin B2B Harri Pepper Franklin (Freerange Records) The Civilisation of the Rough Crucial & Fresh Flaxman DJ Louie Louie CHRIS MENIST & MAFT SAI (Original Paradise Bangkok DJs) James ‘James Bell’ Bell Beechfields Farmfest Deejays Vintage Mobile Disco + special guests
Having announced the bulk of the music, comedy and arts programmes for Deer Shed Festival 4, now’s the time to focus on the other activities and adventures taking place, along with a few additional acts including CBBC’s Big Howard Little Howard, the return of the Beer Festival and exciting new partnerships with Sunderland City Council and legendary toy company, Meccano. With the music headliners consisting of Edwyn Collins, House of Love, Darwin Deez and Gaz Coombs, a whopping PG rated comedy line-up, cinema showcases and an extensive arts programme; Deer Shed Festival provides a fully immersive and interactive holiday for the whole family to enjoy together in a beautiful site, set to the soundtrack of top quality music.
New for the Big Top Comedy tent are the award winning Big Howard Little Howard, stars of CBBC's Little Howard’s Big Question, The Royal Variety Performance and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, will be hosting and evening of variety and stand up in The Deer Shed Big Top. Expect a joyful mix of wonderful stand up and variety as Big Howard and his animated partner in mirth Little Howard introduce the uber daft Duncan Oakley (world travelled comedian, musician, actor and one man band from Radio 4's 'Shappi Talk'), Steve Best (brilliant visual comedian from BBC1's 'The Stand Up Show' and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned' ITV1) and Justin Moorhouse (from the seminal Phoenix Nights C4, 8 out of 10 Cats C4 and his own stand up special on Dave). Music, variety, stand up and live animation to truly tickle the funny bone and ease away a hard day of festival going, and all PG rated! For more info on Big Howard Little Howard have a look at their Royal Variety performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bngu7p0_gks
Late comers on music line up are Velcro Hooks, a raw four piece, garage rock band from Bristol that will be bringing their now notorious full on, in your face explosion of pure rock in their live show.
Darwin Deez / Edwyn Collins / House of Love / Gaz Coombes / King Creosote / The Unthanks / Tubular Bells for Two / Eugene McGuinness / Willy Mason / The Milk / The Phantom Band / Public Service Broadcasting / Stealing Sheep / To Kill a King / Zervas and Pepper / Smoove and Turrell / Velcro Hooks / Deaf Club / Novella / Moulettes / Blood Relatives / Blue Rose Code / Sweet Baboo / Luke Sital-Singh / Death at Sea / Deep Sea Arcade / Dancing Years / Marconi Union / AlascA / David McCaffrey
In addition to this, the festival is thrilled to welcome a wealth of musical talent from the likes of Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee, audio visual wizards Public Service Broadcasting and legendary ska, pop and reggae band The Beat, who will return to Wychwood for the second time having last appeared on the mainstage back in 2009. Wychwood Festival will also be inviting esteemed London promoters SMASHING BLOUSE to programme the Big Top’s evening line-up with a veritable who's who of the most up and coming bands from the past year. The promoters will be celebrating their first anniversary in February at an exclusive event at Bar Music Hall in Hoxton, London. Taking place at Cheltenham Race Course from 31st May – 2nd June, Wychwood Festival organisers are pleased to announce that day tickets are now on sale and that the age limit for children attending for free has been raised from under five year's old to under ten in these time's of austerity. Full tickets details and much more information is available via the official Wychwood website.
The Human League boast nine studio albums, four EPs and thirty singles selling over 20 million records across the last 30 years. A phenomenal back catalogue with big electro pop hits Don’t You Want Me, Mirror Man and Love Action, they are the ultimate Saturday headline act guaranteed to rouse the festival field into a musical frenzy. Caravan Palace join Saturday’s Mainstage line-up with their French electro swing and Gypsy Jazz whilst the English Indie folk band, Moulettes, who formed in 2002 in Glastonbury with their five strong ensemble that includes Ted Dwane of Mumford and Sons, bringing a charismatic, idiosyncratic brand of modern folk music set to enthrall audiences. The final act announced for Saturday’s Mainstage is 70s band Eddie & The Hot Rods for a real taste of good time rock-n-roll.
Saturday’s Big Top will welcome London electronic duo Public Service Broadcasting for the first time who will be showcasing their exciting, audio visual instrumental experience currently enjoying the seal of approval of BBC 6Music. Taking samples from old public information files, archive footage and propaganda material, their attempts to "teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future" are proving to be entertaining, fascinating and a must-see this summer. Returning to Wychwood Festival, John Otway will perform in the Big Top with his surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona that has earned him a sizeable cult following.
Festival organisers are thrilled to welcome The Beat back to the festival to perform on the Friday mainstage with their fusion of ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock. Bringing infectious and powerful tracks to the stage, including Mirror in the Bathroom, Hand’s Off She’s Mine and Tears of a Clown they have become a firm festival favourite. 2012 Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee also joins Friday’s mainstage line-up with his naturally gifted homegrown talent earning him the widely accepted title of pioneer within the folk world.
Sunday’s line-up welcomes The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain that has been described as funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll – an astonishing revelation of the rich palette and have a huge international following. Formed in 1985, the formidable Ukulele Orchestra has gone on to sell out the Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall on more than one occasion and collaborations have included Madness, David Arnold, The British Film Institute, The Ministry of Sound, Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) and the Kaiser Chiefs. Their performance is one not to be missed.
SMASHING BLOUSE SESSIONS
For the first time in the festival’s history, Wychwood Festival organisers will invite esteemed London promoters SMASHING BLOUSE to programme the Big Top’s evening programme across the weekend. Run by Jesse Woods, Alex Mitchell and Sam Cunningham and drawing on a lifetime surrounded by musical influencers such as Jesse’s father Ronnie Wood and partner Fearne Cotton, they have hosted hugely successful music events across the capital. Over the past twelve months they have been collectively responsible for showcasing an enviable list of new talent that includes the most exciting music to emerge onto the scene in recent years.
Friday sees vintage synchs and distant disco vibes from indefinable Bristol mob The Other Sidewho are already en-route to injecting British dance music with a distinctly different shade of nostalgic floor fuel. Polarsets will also perform their tropical indie sound with euphoric dance beats and an undercurrent of energetic indie.
Saturday sees Brighton five-piece Cave Painting with their wealth of music that glows with beauty and vision, East London’s unsentimental nostalgia guitar band History of Apple Pie with their hard hitting anthems, four piece Mt. Wolf who are gathering huge attention from all quarters with their ‘Dreamfolk’ described sound of cinematic folk and electronica that has been likened to Sigur Rós (Clash).Last but by no means least in the first batch of bookings for Saturday's Smashing Blouse Big Top billing is Dems, the talented trio that are making waves with their captivating collection of tracks.
Lloyd Yates will perform on Sunday’s Smashing Blouse Sessions with his unique, consistent and emotional sound and beautifully crafted live performance. A perfect Sunday addition to the Wychwood Festival line-up.
Wychwood Festival boasts an eclectic programme that includes indie, folk, rock and world music with some of the most talented emerging artists on the UK’s music scene at the moment appearing alongside industry veterans and cult classics across an exceptional weekend of entertainment. This year’s ninth successive year will see revellers flock to the stunning Gloucestershire countryside to experience an utterly delightful atmosphere enjoyed by all who choose to place it in their summer calendar. Today Wychwood announces new acts to ensure festival lovers make Wychwood their number one stop this summer. Day tickets now on sale.
TICKET INFORMATION: Day Festival Tickets Friday Adult: £37 Friday Youth/Concession: £24 Friday 10 -15 Year Old: £20 Under 10: FREE
Saturday Adult: £53 Saturday Youth/Concession: £40 Saturday 10 -15 Year Old: £20 Under 10: FREE
Sunday Adult: £43 Sunday Youth/Concession: £30 Sunday 10 -15 Year Old: £20 Under 10: FREE