For 28 incredible years, Larmer Tree Festival has been throwing the ultimate family-friendly summer party in the heart of the Wiltshire/Dorset countryside – hosting an eclectic lineup of music, comedy, theatre, arts & crafts workshops, and more – and this year is set to be no different.
Taking place under the huge skies of the Cranborne Chase Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty from 18-21 July, the 29th edition of Larmer Tree Festival has today announced over 30 acts set to join its 2019 lineup.
Acclaimed London rapper and poet Kate Tempest tops the bill, performing the polemical hip-hop of her acclaimed albums Everybody Down and Let Them Eat Chaos. Folk-tinged acoustic singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti will bring his new album Singing To Strangers to the main stage, fresh from a UK tour that culminates in two huge Wembley Arena shows. And Australia’s exhilarating The Cat Empire will captivate audiences with their infectious and uplifting mash-up of alt-rock, jazz and ska.
Southport’s indie-rock veterans Gomez join the bill with the distinctive, electronica-infused blues that won them the Mercury Music Prize in 1998. Completing the 2019 headliners are the UK’s biggest-selling country music act The Shires and Scottish songstress KT Tunstall – marking a triumphant return to Larmer Tree after her last appearance in 2013.
2019 also sees the welcome addition of Q Album of the Year winners Let’s Eat Grandma, whose otherworldly indie-electronica was much-missed at last year’s Festival when the band were forced to pull out due to ill health.
The UK’s exciting new jazz scene is strongly represented by hypnotic, groove-based jazz-electronica trio GoGo Penguin, classic-jazz-meets-beats adventurers the Ezra Collective, and saxophonist Pete Wareham’s avant-garde and ferociously fun jazz-punk band Melt Yourself Down.
Bringing an out-there blend of pan-global psychedelia to the festival are London/Bahrain’s must-see Flamingods while BC Camplight and The Wave Pictures will charm festival-goers with their witty but introspective garage folk and wiggly indie-pop. Elsewhere Tank and the Bangas will bring out everyone’s best dance moves with their joyful mix of New Orleans R&B, funk and hip-hop.
Rockshot Mag favourites Grace Petrie, Iris Gold and Holy Moly And The Crackers also make welcome appearances at Larmer Tree.
2019 will also see the addition of the first ever Festival cinema tent, showing everything from retro comedy classics to quirky indie gems. It promises to be the perfect retreat for young festival-goers, as well as a chilled-out venue for everyone else. Plus, due to popular demand, the much-loved Carnival will return – offering Larmer Tree audiences of all ages an unmissable opportunity to take part in the weekend’s action.
If you want to watch hidden musical gems alongside big names, recharge your batteries with holistic therapies, immerse yourself in classic cinema and nourish your soul with the best in international street food – and all in the most beautiful festival site in the UK – then the Larmer Tree Festival is the one.
The full music lineup, plus the comedy, cinema, kids, theatre and literary programmes will be announced later this year.The Cat Empire
Kate Tempest, Jack Savoretti, The Shires, Gomez, KT Tunstall, GoGo Penguin, Ezra Collective, Tank and The Bangas, Let’s Eat Grandma, Jade Bird, BC Camplight, KOKOROKO, Melt Yourself Down, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Steam Down, Flamingods, The Wave Pictures, Du Blonde, Lisa O’Neill, Grace Petrie, Dizraeli, Iris Gold, Night Flight, Ego Ella May, Holy Moly And The Crackers, Worry Dolls, Bella, Polly & the Magpies, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, True Strays, Beating Heart
Tier one tickets on sale now: Adults £180, 11-17 year olds £115, Under 10s free
Day tickets available in late Spring 2019
18 – 21 JULY 2019
Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire/Dorset Border