Summer could be almost upon us, and so are thoughts about attending a festival.
If you’re new to outdoor events, Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham is an ideal place to start.
David Chilvers from Peatmoor has recently become a shareholder in Tribe Festivals, the holding company behind the annual Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Race Course, and he wants fellow Swindonians to know about this great event taking place just a few miles north of the town.
He is well-known to SwindonLink readers as the joint organiser with his wife Sarah of animal welfare support group Animal Asia Swindon.
Commenting on the appeal of Wychwood, which over 8 years has gained a reputation as one of the best in the UK for its range of music styles and entertainment, David said: “We really want people in Swindon to be more aware of the festival. We’re hoping that a couple of local Swindon bands will be making an appearance, including a Blondie-like band from Royal Wootton Bassett, called NewQuay Times.
“Already in the line-up are The Human League, Kate Nash, The Beat and the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, actor, musician and comedian Bill Bailey – as seen on TV recently, as well as the extraordinary and anarchic John Otway.”
For the first time this year, tickets are available online, including day tickets and camping passes.
The festival is ideal children, with free entry fro under 10s. And there is a special SwindonLink reader of 25% applied by entering the code LINK when you book at www.wychwoodfestival.com
Below, Sarah and Dave Chilvers with Animals Asia Foundation founder Jill Robinson