Bragg, Bays, and more for Wychwood
United Kingdom | |
04 January 2006
Several more acts have been confirmed for June's Wychwood Festival - and VF can also exclusively reveal a few bands on the
verge of signing up for the Cheltenham event...
Wychwood Festival returns for its second year at Cheltenham Racecourse,
Gloucestershire, from 2-4 June 2006.
Bands just confirmed to the weekend's bill include Billy Bragg, The Bays, Aberfeldy,
Chris Difford, The Handsome Family and Lisa McGibbon.
has also learnt that The Guillemots, Amadou & Mariam, 3 Daft Monkeys,
Field Music, and Peatbog Faeries are on the verge of agreeing to play the eclectic event.
Is Seb Clarke and Seth Lakeman had both confirmed previously. Click here for the full lineup.
Wychwood willl also feature
cinema, comedy, and some sound ethical happenings with Greenpeace, Oxfam, Stop The
War Coalition, The Environmental Investigation Agency, Amnesty International and
Friends of the Earth all involved.
Organisers have pledged to make donations to these causes
once the festival becomes profitable, which is usually after about three or four years. However, following a successful
first year, £4,000 has already gone to Oxfam.
Despite 2006 being only the second year for Wychwood, its name comes from an ancient gathering
that used to take part in the ancient Wychwood Forest which once covered the whole of West Oxfordshire.
Up until the 1850s, around 40,000 would gather for a local festival until the landed gentry land owners stopped them coming
onto his land so that he could sell oaks to the navy. Organisers hope to return the festival to Wychwood Forest one day
in the future.
A number of limited tickets are currently available, priced £72 for
adult weekend camping or £63 (11-18 year olds with camping). Under 11s are free.
Click here to buy now.