Sunday, 11 November 2012

Wychwood Festival 2012

This year I did some work for Wychwood Festival, which is held over three nights at Cheltenham Racecourse in June of each year. Along with helping in the office in the run up to the festival, I also work during the weekend for one of the entertainment providers. 

My work during the weekend is mostly late at night, so I'm lucky enough to get to enjoy a lot of the music - including star-spotting backstage! My weekend highlights include Thrill Collins, KSH and the Going Goods, James, Dhol Foundation, Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends and Duke Special. 

Thrill Collins are local Gloucestershire heroes, who rework popular songs, mostly from the 80s and 90s in skiffle style. They travel the World extensively and are building up a large, diverse and very loyal fan-base around the World! You can check out their amazing Rap Odyssey here...

Thrill Collins - Rap Odyssey

KSH and the Going Goods are also locally based, incredibly talented musicians. Their brilliant track Sitting on the Fence is super catchy, check it out...

KSH and the Going Goods - Sitting on the Fence

Wychwood has been nominated for Best Family Festival for six years running, with great emphasis put on entertainment for all ages. Along with a wonderful musical line-up, you can enjoy excellent comedy and workshops, great food, locally sourced ale and a very welcoming, pleasant atmosphere in which to enjoy it. 

Campers pitch-up in the centre of the racecourse itself, which I think is great and you wake up to the beautiful view of the rolling Prestbury Hills. Festivalgoers need not worry about a waterlogged site if the weather isn't kind: The race track itself has top-notch drainage and the main site is largely concrete. 

Be sure to check out the Wychwood website when choosing which festivals you want to go to in 2013 :)

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