Limited release adult day tickets for Wychwood 2018

Wonderful Wychwood Festival is back with a new look and feel for 2018, and a limited number of adult day tickets (with no booking fees) are available from today priced from just £47.

Wychwood will run from 1-3 June, 2018,at its traditional home on Cheltenham Racecourse, overlooking the rolling Prestbury Hills. It is renowned for delighting crowds of all ages with a three-day celebration of music, comedy, speakers, workshops, a dedicated kids literature festival, food and craft beer.

High demand has seen adult weekend Tier 1 tickets sold out, however Tier 2 tickets are now available at £137.50 (plus booking fee),

To spread the cost until May a brand new payment plan is now available and of course kids under five go for free.

For further info and to buy tickets head over to

Wychwood Festival organisers will reveal the programme for 2018 in the new year.

Previous names at the festival have included The Levellers, Bill Bailey, The Charlatans, Aswad, The Buzzcocks, The Cuban Brothers, James, the late Howard Marks, John Cooper Clarke, Rag’n’Bone Man, Cabbage and Bang Bang Romeo.

What the press had to say

“Laid-back family festival in a lovely location.” Sunday Times

“Britain’s most popular family festival.” Sunday Mirror

“The best festival for families.” The Independent

“Goes the extra mile for children.” The Times

“As one the of the UK’s most diverse and exciting family weekenders, Wychwood Festival offers much more than just three days of unrivalled musical talent across four stages.” Gloucester Echo

“The Wychwood festival truly is THE festival for families where children are welcomed, and their imaginations sparked through play, art and performance.” Families Gloucestershire

“It is difficult to begin when describing the children’s area, as the sheer volume of activities on offer was just amazing.” Festival Kidz

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2 months ago

Wychwood Festival

Hey Wychwooders... so next year is our 15th Anniversary and it’s going to be a big one! As a thank you for your wonderful support over these years we are going to bring back many of your favourite acts who have performed on our stages and some new surprises too.

We think we have a good idea of who you might want to see but we
would love to hear your suggestions as YOU are a major part of Wychwood.

Early Bird tickets on sale now and available for a limited time.
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*puts on moustache* Think those Thrill Collins boys would do well on the main stage on Saturday night.

Tankus The Henge sounds like a great shout ...

Men they couldn't hang, the Damned, Dr and the Medics, Peter Hook, Toots and the Maytals and most definitely The Levellers!

Saw Doctors please, Levellers of course, Gentleman's Dub Club, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot, Ward Thomas, Mad Dog McRea, Dreadzone,.....I'd best stop now but would love to see Skerryvore back too please xxx Almost forgot the Dhol Foundation as well please 😘

Tankus The Henge......if i ask every year maybe you’ll eventually give them a go!!!!!

Anyone new to the festival scene, NOT the same old faces. Not The Levellers, Not 10cc, Not Reef, Not The Proclaimers. Maybe Train, Reel Big Fish, Roy Wood/ELO, Queen (in their latest guise)

The New York brass band were amazing! UB40, Dr and the Medics, Proclaimers. Also a bit of Madness would be fab! X

...also Paul Heaton and Jackie Abbot if your audience can tolerate their northern-ness. Would be great to see Folk On for a chuckle too.

Let's have some bigger names on Saturday. Sunday's a school night for a lot of us.

Plucking Different are a phenomenal and unique band on the festival circuit. 3K likes on Facebook and half way through their current UK festival tour. Try something (plucking) different and the chances are they will be invited back.

Red hot chilli pipers, Peatbog Fairies, Stranglers, Hawkwind, dhol foundation, afro celt sound system, then raid the piggy band and get John Cale

Over the last 12 years of attending too many to mention but a few of my favourites.....Boomtown rats, UB40, Human league, Caravan Palace, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Proclaimers, 3 Daft Monkeys were the best please. Oh and Bill Bailey. Wasn’t there the year The Saw Doctors played but would love to see them.

Undertones, boomtowns rats, folk on , thrill Collins, the beat, from the jam

Some more from the rest of the family too. Dodgy, Paul Young, George Ezra (not mine!), James, Black Feathers, OMD (again because they were amazing last year), Housemartins (though I know that's never going to happen), Suede, Bad Manners, Boomtown Rats, Dreadzone, Spandau Ballet (wife!), Human League, Del Amitri, Reef, Lightning Seeds, Jake Bugg, Little Mix (daughter!!!!!)

Fave Wychwood acts over the years - Little Boots, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Bad Shepherds, Wonder Stuff, Cornershop, The Damned, The Stranglers, Bill Bailey, Boomtown Rats, Bad Manners, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Saw Doctors, Stereo MCs, (From) The Jam, Soul II Soul, John Otway, Caravan Palace, Toyah, Dr & The Medics, OMD, Lightning Seeds, The Dhol Foundation, Demi Marriner, and many more I've probably forgotten... ...and Thrill Collins, obviously! I'm still gutted that Kate Nash had to cancel through illness in 2012 😔 If I could add anyone that I've never seen at Wychwood, it would be Amy MacDonald. Please 😁

Stiff little fingers, the skints, gentleman’s dub club, dub Pistols, The Dualers, dreadzone ferocious dog, the levellers. Karl Phillips and the rejects, stereo mcs, and just plenty of ska and reggae

Dualers, the Beat, UB40, Dreadzone, The Feeling. Boney M, ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Please get We Are Scientists, they are amazing! & The Strypes because they couldn't make it last year 👍😊

Definitely PSB, they were epic, as were The Human League, Seth Lakeman. I would love to see some different faces, Wildwood Kin are amazing, no more Dreadzone please! If money were no object and you could even get them to agree Depeche Mode would be a real coup.

I would love to see Jesus Jones again, Kaiser Chiefs, Thrill Collins, Folk On, Madness, UB40

Dr & The Medics were incredible when I got to see them this year, OMD for my parents and The Levellers for my best mate!

Love the mix with touch of Asian, for me The Dhol Foundation Afro Celt Sound System ...... also saw the Gypsy Kings at Cornbury this year they went down well..... Chrissy Hynde Jack_Savoretti 😊

Demi Marriner. Bad Manners. Thrill Collins. The Beat. Deacon Blue. CC Smugglers.

Wheatus could be good on the main stage. Could also book the members side projects while you're at it as they tend to open for them so that could cover the smaller stages. Red Hot Chilli Pipers could go down well. Maybe get someone who's not done it for a while and maybe get a few people from the first one.

My teenage kid's enjoy Thrill Collins. The old n bold definitely, Levellers, dreadzone etc. Gentleman's dub club and Correspondents. Any reggae n ska. Seth Lakeman.

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