Happy Mondays

Wychwood Festival which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse has from Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June has announced further additions to this years line up including Friday night headliners Happy Mondays. Other artists announced today include:  Ash, Melanie C, Soul II Soul, Scouting For Girls, The Beat, Toploader, The Dualers, Republica, The Electric Swing Circus and Mr Motivator.

They join the previously announced headliner Travis, plus other acts Heather Small and The Proclaimers

Happy Mondays are one of the most influential groups from the 80s and 90s. Led by frontman Shaun Ryder, they created the genre-defining sound ‘Madchester’ fusing UK indie and acid house, inspiring musicians for generations to come.

Joining the line-up on Friday will be Ash. With two UK Number 1 albums, the trio are gearing up to re-release their second album Nu-Clear Sounds on splatter vinyl on 24 February. Plus The Beat, one of the key bands from the UK ska revival with three UK Top 10 albums including their debut, 1980’s I Just Can’t Stop It. Also The Dualers, a 9-piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band from South East London, and technopop punk rock trio Republica.

Chart-topping singer Melanie C will perform on Sunday 4th June. Part of one of the biggest girl bands of all time, the Spice Girls, Melanie C went on to forge an amazing solo career including two UK Number 1 singles and two UK Top 10 albums. Picking up BRIT, Olivier and Ivor Novello nominations along the way, Melanie C was named the Inspirational Artist at the 2022 Music Week Women in Music Awards.

Also, fan favourite Mr Motivator will be back to get everyone pumped up!

Iain Game, Festival Director of Wychwood Festival, said:

We’re counting down the days until we’re back at Wychwood, which is shaping up to be our biggest year yet. And we’re very excited to share another headliner, the fantastic Happy Mondays, plus pop icon Melanie C! Look forward to seeing you all there.

Wychwood 2023 will host a new venue Howlin’ Pete’s, which will house some not-to-be-missed unique activities over the weekend. Such as: Barrioke, Hip Hop Karaoke, Junior Jungle, and Elvis Lesley.

Wychwood will also present over 100 workshops and activities for families across the weekend. 

Ticket Information

Weekend with camping
Adult: £137.50
10-15 Year Old: £69.66
Under 10: Free
Campervan or Caravan: £54.50

Ticket prices include booking fees available from Kaboodle

Line Up

Wychwood Festival line up poster