Larmer Tree Festival 2014 Preview

Larmer Tree Gardens
16th-20th July 2014


A five-day festival extravaganza in the picturesque Victorian garden setting of Larmer Tree Gardens, complete with ornate pagodas and roaming peacocks.

•Musical acts include Tom Jones, Frank Turner, Squeeze, Tom Odell, Squeeze, Staff Benda Bilili, Stornoway and Public Service Broadcasting.

Featuring a variety of hilarious shows from the ARC Comedy Club with familiar names and fresh stage talent for a night of side-splitting stand-up comedy.

Feast on Goan fish curries, chocolatey Spanish churros and PieMinister pies, and take a tipple from the Ringwood Brewery to re-fuel for the night ahead.

Family-friendly fun with under-5s yoga sessions, African drumming workshops and a parent-free zone for under 18s.

Shortlisted for two prizes at the recent UK Festival Awards, Larmer Tree Festival returns for its 24th year(16th-20th July), boasting an exciting blend of music and cultural events for a five day spectacle in theintimate and magical grounds of Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury on the Wiltshire/Dorset border.

Larmer Tree prides itself on producing an eclectic mix of bands, with big names playing alongside up-and-coming acts, and music drawn predominantly from the realms of folk, country, blues, reggae, ska and world music all performed on six stages spread around the festival site. The headline acts this summer include Tom Jones, Frank Turner, Squeeze, Tom Odell, Staff Benda Bilili, Stornoway and Public Service Broadcasting with a detailed music line up listed below and further band announcements still to be made.

Away from the tunes, festival veterans and virgins can listen to cultural speakers from the worlds of literature and art, participate in movie debates with Mark Kermode (Observer Film Critic), pop in to the late-night Comedy Club, watch interactive street theatre on the lawns, and take part in lively quizzes or impromptu jamming sessions in The Social.

In between cider pitstops or cream teas by the Water Gardens, festival-goers can hunt vintage delights in the Global Bazaar, gorge at the onsite Farmers’ Market, relax and recharge in the Secret Garden therapy area or rub shoulders with performers and musicians.

Renowned for its family friendly ethos, a range of children’s activities take place on the Larmer Lawns and Carnival Tent, including circus skills and pitta bread-making workshops, woodland crafts and under-5s’ special yoga sessions. From toddlers to teenagers, Larmer Tree caters for children from sunriseto sunset, with special entertainment zones designed for maximum comfort and safety.

When it’s time to hit the hay, there’s a wide variety of campsites, including quiet and family camping areas. The more discerning sleeper may prefer to take a luxury snooze in Comfy Camping, courtesy ofHotel Bell Tent or Wigwam Sam. Festival-goers can even snuggle down in a super-flash airstream or stayin one of the nearby countryside hotels such as The Museum Inn or The King John Inn.

2014 Music Line-up includes:
Tom Jones, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Tom Odell, Squeeze, Staff Benda Bilili, Stornoway, PublicService Broadcasting, Gentleman’s Dub Club, The Heavy, La Pegatina, Dreadzone, The Bad Shepherds, LaChiva Gantiva, Hudson Taylor, The Selecter, Dub Pistols, The Barr Brothers, We Were Evergreen, Fanfarlo,Crowns, Peggy Sue, Chloe Charles, Hackney Colliery Band, Talisman, O’Hooley & Tidow, Marcus Bonfanti,Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin The Perch Creek Family Jugband, CoCo and the Butterfields, Georgia Ruth,The Rails, Boppin’ B, The Dodge Brothers, Will and The People, Steve Knightley & The Happy Campers,Beans on Toast, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, The Intermission Project, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Rob Heron& The Tea Pad Orchestra, Hat Fitz & Cara, The FB Pocket Orchestra, Tantz, Dr Meaker, Celloman StringTrio, Rusty Shackle, Charlie Cunningham, Samsara, Truckstop Honeymoon, Cardboard Fox, More Like Trees,Kidnap Alice, We Use to Make Things, Hunter & The Bear, The Dixie Strollers, Catherine Burke Band,Rioghnach Connolly, Patch and the Giant, Ninebarrow, Will Varley, Dan Owen, Honeyfeet, Pronghorn, Jilk,Matthew & Me, Hightown Crows, The Little Unsaid, Eyes for Gertrude, Tobias Ben Jacob, Will McNicol, TheBleeding Noses, Nudybronque, Just Millie, Simon Panrucker, Hot Feet, Lily McCauley, Doors to Manuel, Yeti Love, Still Moving DJ’s.

Ticket Information
Tier 4 Weekend tickets priced from £160, with discounts for children and teenagers. Under-5s go free! Single day tickets are also available, on sale now.

For full details, visit www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

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