Larmer Tree Festival Announces Headliners

March 5, 2010
Newton Faulkner

The red dread head Newton Faulkner is among the headliners at Larmer Tree

Established in 1990, and set in the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens on the Wiltshire/Dorset border, the Larmer Tree Festival has given audiences a diverse range of world-class music from across the globe. This year is no exception, with reggae legends Toots and the Maytals, renowned blues guitarist Robert Cray, Newton Faulkner, and British music institution Jools Holland, who will be joined by very special guest Alison Moyet, all now confirmed as the first headliners at the five day festival.

Also taking to the stage will be rising nu-folk star Ian King, who recently performed at HMV’s Next Big Thing Festival. Joining him on the bill is quirky songstress Ruth Theodore, presenting her latest album White Holes of Mole Hill, which received rave reviews. Continuing Larmer Tree Festival’s ethos of originality and innovation, piano-driven polka influenced four-piece Tankus the Henge has also been added to the line-up. One of the most exciting, young folk hybrid acts Walsh & Pound will also be making their Larmer Tree debut. Comprised of Dan Walsh and Will Pound, they have been labelled respectively as ‘one of the most original harmonica players in Britain’ and ‘the UK’s top claw hammer banjoist’.

Tickets for Larmer Tree Festival have sold-out in advance for the past 15 years running, making it one of the most consistently successful festivals in Britain. Tickets for all five days are priced at just £184 for adults, £152 for 11-17 year olds and £124 for 5-10 year olds, with entrance for under fives free of charge. Continuing to provide incredible value for money, camping and parking is also completely free for all five days! Four day, three day and one day tickets are also available.

Tickets are available now from

Full line-up so far: Toots and the Maytals, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra with special guest Alison Moyet, Robert Cray, Newton Faulkner, Oysterband, The Unthanks, Tunng, Shooglenifty, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Bad Shepherds, Chumbawamba, Dub Pistols, James Yuill, The Heavy, Ian King, Ruth Theodore, Tankus the Henge, Chavo, The Bookhouse Boys, Chris Wood, Otis Gibbs, Grass Mountain Hobos, Goldheart Assembly, Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald, Swarathma, The Urban Voodoo Machine, John Smith, Billy Vincent, The Penny Black Remedy, Roots Union, Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, Wheeler Street, Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell, The Cubical, Rita Hosking, The Voluntary Butler Scheme, Sweet Baboo, Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip, Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band, Kill it Kid, Alex Roberts, 4Square, With Love From Humans!, F-Fever.

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