Larmer Tree Festival 2016 has flown by already, and wasn’t it a brilliant one! Festival Founder and Director James Shepard summed up the general feeling perfectly, saying “With clear skies, a mini-heatwave, a stunning line-up with a multitude of high spots, and sold out signs going up every day over the weekend, this was without a shadow of a doubt the best Larmer Tree Festival in the 26 years since its birth in 1990.”
Going back over all our favourite memories would probably take us into next year and beyond, but there were some real stand-out moments. The music line-up went from strength to strength. Headliners throughout the five days, from the opening night with Jamie Cullum to our closing Sunday with Tom Odell, kept the main lawn packed and dancing, whilst new venue The Chase made its debut to great acclaim. Highlights in our broader programme included Thursday’s comedy headliner The Boy with Tape on His Face who left the stage to rapturous applause and a standing ovation, street theatre including Wet Picnic’s The Lift brought unexpected delights, and a resoundingly successful and very popular talk with Kate Adie.
We’d love to go back and do it all again, but for now we’ll wait until the next festival in 2018!