The experience

Welcome!

For three days and four joyful nights in July, Larmer Tree Garden transforms into a sensory wonderland, ensuring adventure at every turn. Get ready to enjoy top-notch local, national and international artists in music, outdoor theatre, live performances, arts and comedy, as well as blissful retreats and legendary international cuisine to fill your belly and nourish your soul.

Our audience has and will always be the most important part of the Larmer Tree philosophy and we’re devoted to creating a stress-free experience for you from start to finish. We remain small by choice and offer a true community vibe for all ages, so whether you want to party through the night or enjoy the ultimate chilled family weekend, we’ve got you covered.

Come join us as we celebrate 30 years of throwing the ultimate summer party surrounded by music, friends, family, and of course plenty of peacocks.

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Music

Our music line-up crosses four stages Main Stage, Peacock Palace, The Social and Village Inn – with top-class acts from around the world and covering all musical tastes from indie-rock to jazz to country-folk as well as a children's headliner sure to leave the little’ uns very excited. Plus our Late Night Larmer programme of DJs and disco beats, will leave you dancing from dusk till dawn. Our pub-like stage, the Village Inn is the place for swing, ska, skiffle, and a good knees-up with a pint in hand.

Comedy

If you like big laughs alongside your big tunes, then Larmer Tree is the place for you. For the lovers of a good giggle, our comedy covers all bases. From well-seasoned comedy legends (past performers include Josie Long, Mark Watson and Dylan Moran) to newcomers, Edinburgh previews and live podcast recordings: get ready for some belly laughs! Keep an eye out, our 2020 comedy line-up will be out very soon!

Literature & Talks

We pride ourselves in our carefully curated Literature & Talks programme. From renowned podcasts and radio shows to author interviews, talks, exclusive book signings and everything in between, you will surely find plenty of inspiration for your next reads and dinner party conversations.

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Workshops & Experiences

It just wouldn’t be Larmer Tree without our dazzling array of workshops, where you can discover new skills - from dancing and hula-hooping to slack-lining and knitting - make a festival keepsake, or soothe your worries away with a much-needed chill-out. Your little ‘uns will have more activities than they can throw a stick at and plenty to explore and find hiding behind the trees and hedges. Plus, you can bring your best fancy dress game to our big Dress-Up on Saturday, join the Carnival Parade on Sunday, or spend an afternoon discovering The Wilds.

The majority of workshops are free and first-come, first-served, but lookout for a small selection of hand-picked sessions that you need to book and pay for in advance. If you’re looking to learn a unique skill, we have just the place. We’re thrilled to work with Fisherton Mill for the second year in a row on our exclusive Pavilion Workshops. With limited spaces and experts on hand, this is your chance to learn a new skill and make something extra special.

Our Workshop & Experiences line-up will be released in Spring.

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Theatre

From Lostwood to The Social to everywhere else in between, you’ll find theatre, pop-up shows that will make you laugh and cry, storytelling for all ages, and so much more. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired.

Keep an eye out for one of many street theatre performances popping up around the site, or head to the Village Green for an impromptu theatre session or to take part in a game for some healthy competition amongst friends.

Wellness

Relax, unwind, unfurl. The Larmer Lawns, our peaceful wellness corner, is home to The Retreat - a beautiful Victorian pavilion, packed with holistic workshops and inspiring talks. Take a break from the action in one of the workshops, pamper yourself with our selection of therapies, or just grab a cuppa chai in our café.

Fancy some pampering alongside your partying? Make sure to have a look into our luxurious wood-fired hot-tubs. Indulge yourself in their traditional Swedish barrel sauna, hot showers, invigorating cold drench bucket (if you’re brave enough!), private changing rooms, friendly reception and cosy Bedouin chill-out lounge complete with huge bean bags, rugs & throws. Click here to book and find out more.

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Art Installations

Keep your eyes peeled as you wind your way around the Festival. From tucked-away treasures to big and bold sculptures, hidden among overgrown laurels and woodland clearings, there’s always a secret to be found. You can maybe make music and get all dressed up, perform to friends or make new ones, read a book or take part in an immersive performance – there’s lots to discover and do for all ages.

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Food & Drink

International street eats guaranteed to fill your belly and nourish your soul. With loads of hand-picked stalls to choose from, there’s something for everyone... From bites for the adventurous to lovers of plant-based, smaller portions for little-uns and home-cooked comfort food - the hardest part is to choose. Thirsty? With plenty of bars scattered around the site, we’ve also got your festival tipple covered.

Our 2020 food & drink options will be revealed later in the year!

Shopping

Fancy a little retail therapy during the weekend? Pick up a festival keepsake from the talented craftspeople in the Arts & Crafts Pavilion, a vintage piece from the Village Market or a Larmer Tree official souvenir or a signed record from our Merchandise Tent.

Boutique Camping

We’re delighted to offer some of the coolest boutique camping options around. From traditional gypsy-style caravans to luxuriously furnished Bell Tents, there’s no need to say goodbye to your home comforts while you’re with us. We’re thrilled to welcome Vintents to Larmer Tree for the very first time, bringing exquisite upcycled vintage tents you’ll fall in love with.

Click here for more details on our Boutique Camping options.

In addition to Boutique Camping, there are campsites to suit everyone, including panoramic views of the Cranborne Chase and all the facilities you need for the most comfortable stay.

Quiet Camping, Family Camping, General Camping, Accessible Camping, Day Camping, Van Field... They pretty much do exactly what they say on the tin, but you can click here for more details.

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