This year’s Larmer Tree comedy line-up is filled to the brim with hilarious and award-winning acts all ready to make this year’s Festival one to remember. And if that’s not exciting enough, we’ve also got brilliant new additions across our music, talks and theatre stages to share with you!
Sara Pascoe will bring her exciting and intelligent humour to the stage following the release of her award-winning book, while the raw, honest and searingly funny Mark Watson will return to the Festival after his acclaimed slot in 2014. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Dane Baptiste will also be on hand to further cement his place as an original and provocative comedy voice.
Joining them will be Jen Brister, showcasing her winning brand of honest humour. Alice Fraser brings her silly, smart and unique voice to the festival for the first time, and Sean McLouglin will add his riotous cynicism to the comedy club, alongside all round modern showman Charlie Barker and the irresistibly energetic Felicity Ward.
Some fantastic Edinburgh Fringe Festival acts will be previewing at Larmer Tree this year, including Bubble Butt from Evelyn Mok, and razor sharp Rhys Nicholson’s Seminal. Watch Athena Kugblenu’s dynamic comedy Follow the Leader and witness Matt Winning harnessing his knowledge as an environmental economist to create a high concept comedy lecture on climate change with Climate Strange.
This year you can expect handpicked theatre and shows for all ages across the Festival, from the mesmerising Nick Harper’s A Wiltshire Tale, to the laugh out loud Living Spit, as well as unexpected pop-up theatre experiences throughout the site from Life Boat, Intergalactic Circus of Truths and many more.
We’re thrilled to reveal that Broken Brass Ensemble will be joining the eclectic music lineup, combining the powers of funk, jazz, hip-hop and soul for a blazing mix of brass energy. Icelandic quintet Mammut will add their volcanic shape-shifting rock sound and Flamingods will be showcasing their genre-bending musical exploration and experimentation. As well as a performance from alternative soul-star Tawiah, London-born Chelou will deliver his ambient self-made sound to the Larmer Tree line-up alongside anarchic folk four-piece Lankum and French pop force Halo Maud. Up and coming talent The Well Oiled Sisters, Lilla and Tom Speight complete the live music offering.
A selection of thought provoking talks and panels have been programmed to satisfy curious minds, including Hidden Histories and Heroines hosted by Sara Veal of Huhbub and showcasing award-winning authors Jasper Fforde, Viv Groskop and Catherine Johnson. With captivating conversation from the figures behind Black Lives Matter and Empowering Women, expect discussions of their continuing inspirations that span different eras and worlds whilst reflecting on both real-life and literary heroines throughout the ages. With more talks to be announced, the acclaimed Stand Up & Slam will also be present, seeing six phenomenal acts go head to head as poetry and comedy collide.
With an array of creative activities available, festival goers can get crafty with guided workshops for all ages. There’s loads to do, including learning the ancient heritage craft of the Dorset Button, relaxing into Chill and Quill or making your own Boho Banner. Get invigorated by Samba Drumming or inspired by Writing in the Woods and get involved in Yoga and Tai Chi. New this year, the festival will offer the opportunity to learn an exciting new skill in a selection of carefully chosen evening workshops, where attendees will be able to print and design their own clothes in a Screen Printing session, be guided through the art of Signwriting or even make their own Festival Espadrilles in these exclusively limited activities available to book on-site.
And the best news? We’ve got even more announcements coming your way in May!
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