This year, Larmer Tree’s Main Stage will see a female-fronted takeover to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage. Joining the previously announced acts First Aid Kit, Tune-Yards, and Susanne Sundfør, are, afro-funk pioneers Ibibio Sound Machine, experimental pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma and Holland-based singer songwriter Naaz.
In addition to inviting Ibibio Sound Machine guest curator Tune-Yards Merrill Garbus has also invited feminist rapper Miss Eaves and socially conscious songwriter and poet Akua Naru.
Speaking about the role of Guest Curator at Larmer Tree Festival, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards said:
“It's a great privilege to be involved in the curation of Larmer Tree's programming this year. I was happy to include women artists, all of whom I know from past projects and admire for their unique and brilliant voices, laser-focused on a future that is seldom represented in festival programming. I hope audiences will enjoy these artists as much as I do.”
Larmer Tree Festival Creative Director, Sarah Dennehy adds:
“It is super lovely to work with Merrill on Larmer Tree Festival and was a privilege to meet with her in November to discuss the Festival and the directions of this year’s programme. She is an inspiring woman.”
Also added to the line up are: Public Service Broadcasting, Nick Mulvey, Roo Panes, Gina Williams, and Songhoy Blues. Further additions include Goat Girl, The Barr Brothers, Barbarossa, IDER, The Wandering Hearts, Hudson Taylor, Steve Knightley, Ryley Walker, Fazerdaze, Amythyst Kiah and Hlemma.
Larmer Tree Festival takes place from Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd July at the glorious Larmer Tree Gardens, nestled in the heart of the Cranborne Chase on the Wiltshire/Dorset border.
Larmer Tree is about so much more than just music and comedy with a huge programme of over 150 free workshops, shows and activities for all ages. You’ll always find something to get involved in - from engaging workshops, gripping theatre and talks, spellbinding spoken word, fascinating street theatre and stunning pieces of site art waiting to be discovered, as well as Secret Garden therapies and a chance to catch up on a spot of retail therapy too!
Larmer Tree Festival line up so far
2 Adult Weekend Festival - £179.00 + BF
Youth (11-17 yrs) Weekend Ticket - £112.00 + BF
Tier 2 Child (0-10 yrs) Weekend Ticket - Free
VIP options are also available
Tickets available from the Larmer Tree Festival website