Larmer Festival reveals this year’s family line-up


By Harrison Burridge

Larmer Tree Festival have announced their fun-fuelled family line-up from July 19 to 22.

The activity schedule features favourite kids TV presenters, along with family games, storytelling and crafting to get the whole family involved. There is also a new wave of musicians and DJs to look forward to.


Unveiling their latest additions to the line up, Larmer Tree Festival announce that Gem from hit Cbeebies show Swashbuckle, aka Gemma Hunt, will be heading down with a selection of games, activities and performances that children will love. CBeebies presenter, author and advocate for disabled people, Cerrie Burnell will also be making an appearance.

The line up also includes The 7 O’Clock Adventure, Rock ‘n’ Roll Riot, Dreamcatcher Tents, Blooming Tree and Woodland Wonderland. There’s also the chance to get involved with fire making plus more pop up theatre and fun. The new acts will be joining the previously announced Dan the Hat, MakeShift Ensemble and Wannabe Street.

Older children have the chance to meet artist Talia Randall in her Poetry Workshop, try Slacklining with Ru_Slack, see theatre by Living Spit or get involved in workshops including Argentine Tango, writing in the woods and an array of free craft workshops including Spin-a-mation and Wonderous Wings.


Larmer Tree have also announced brand new music venue the Village Inn, a music pub full of old school, good time music featuring loads of great local artists, featuring Professor Elemental, an award-winning hip hop artist who has performed all over the world.

Other acts include Cash Converted, Noah’s House Band, Guns of Navarone, Rick Foot, Dodo Bones, Arnie Cottrel’s Velvet Doonicans, Hannah Robinson Band, Elvis Mcgonagall and the Resurrectors, The Passenger Club, The Bomo Swing, Sorry About Shaun, Tinderbox, The Olde Boston Tea Party, Catherine Burke Band, Gaz Brookfield, The Two Man Travelling Show, Vanilla Radio, Pronghorn, Owl in the Sun, Velvet and Stone, Tom McQ, Wiff Waff, The Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band, Dead Plants, Quinns Quinney, Selby and the Dharma Blitz and last but by no means least Larmer Tree Festival Breakthrough Music Award Winner solo musician Laura Goldthorp.

Larmer Tree Festival offers a truly unique experience with a curation of music, comedy, performance art and activities to delight Festival-goers of all ages, and creativity around every corner. The forward thinking programming and innovative, diverse selection of acts at this event undoubtedly make the long awaited return of Larmer Tree Festival unmissable.

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