Surprise! Joining over 30 acts already announced, we’re spoiling you with some significant new additions to the 2016 music line-up, promising a HUGE variety of sounds in the intimate and unique landscape of the festival’s Gardens setting.
Completing our music headliners we’re over the moon to announce that The Stranglers will be kicking the party off at the weekend when they headline Friday night, and Tom Odell is set to return to the Gardens, after his debut performance in 2014, to headline Sunday and vow us all again with his stunning vocals.
We’ll welcome DJ and Producer Quantic, combining the use of multiple instruments with elements of salsa, soul, funk, jazz and bossa nova, all performed by Worcestershire-born Will Holland and band. Top international reggae collective Easy Star All-Stars have also confirmed an exciting set at Larmer Tree. Renowned for their unique, dub-inspired interpretations of classic albums (including Dub Side of the Moon and Easy Star’s Thrillah) this is a band not to be missed.
Mercury Prize album of the year nominee, Zimbabwean born singer-songwriter Eska also joins the bill, along with Columbian band Sidestepper, Sheffield duo Slow Club and the much anticipated Hot 8 Brass Band. Plus Stevie Parker, based in Bath and performing under the ambient electro pop genre, who has enraptured audiences across the South West with her powerful voice.
We’ll be championing some great folk artists again this year, including singer-songwriter Johnny Lynch as The Pictish Trail and East-End folk group Stick in the Wheel, who are famed for using the sounds and culture of London life, from birdsong to sirens, in their music.
Also added, we’re pleased to confirm returning festival favourite Steve Knightley, Louisiana guitarist Gill Landry and up-and-coming band The Little Unsaid, who’ll be performing tracks from their hugely successful crowdfunded album Fisher King.
Pst... Keep an eye out for headline announcements across the comedy, theatre and shows, poetry and talks, and family programmes still to come!