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Larmer Tree Festival 2013

Posted on July 15th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Songlines to celebrate tenth year at Larmer Tree Gardens

On July 17, the Songlines HQ will be deserted as the team head to Larmer Tree Gardens for four days of music, comedy, art, film, food, drink and a host of quirky activities.

We will be celebrating our tenth year at the Larmer Tree Festival, which has been running for 23 summers on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. We’ll be hosting CD signings and selling merchandise form a stellar selection of artists performing this year. 

The mouth-watering musical line-up includes Van Morrison, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Seasick Steve, Imelda May, Bellowhead, the Richard Thompson Electric Trio, KT Tunstall, Sam Lee, The Bombay Royale, plus BBC Introducing’s Cymbal, who will be opening the festival’s Main Stage, and many more. 

There will also be performances from the winners in the Larmer Tree Breakthrough Music Awards. The Bristol-based 5-piece Goan Dogs were winners in the band category, and you can catch them on the Big Top stage on Thursday (July 18) at 8:30pm. The singer-songwriter award went to the Dorset-duo Ninebarrow, who will be performing at the Arc on Thursday at 2pm. Watch videos of both below.


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Songlines’ recommended festival list for 2013 announced…

Posted on March 7th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Our definitive guide to music festivals around the world

The June issue of Songlines (#92) – on sale April 26 – includes this year’s definitive festival guide featuring Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals and Songlines 25 of the Best International Festivals. 

Hearing great music in the comfort of your home is one thing, but nothing beats pulling on your mud-caked wellies, slapping on a generous helping of factor 50 and heading out into a field to really experience the music. Therefore we have handpicked the top festivals you should visit to experience the best the world and folk music scenes have to offer.

Here are the Songlines recommendations:

Africa Oyé
Cambridge Folk Festival
Hay Festival
HebCelt Festival
Glastonbury Festival
Larmer Tree Festival
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Towersey Festival
WOMAD Charlton Park

Africa Festival, Germany
Afrikafestival Hertme, The Netherlands
Afro-Pfingsten Festival, Switzerland
Druga Godba, Slovenia
Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco
Ethno Port, Poland
Fes Festival of Sacred Music, Morocco
FMM Sines, Portugal
Førde Traditional and World Music Folk Festival, Norway
Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia
Jeonju INT’L Sori Festival, South Korea
Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival), India
Kriol Jazz Festival, Cape Verde
La Grande Rencontre, Canada
Music Meeting, The Netherlands
Musiques Metisses, France
Oslo World Music Festival, Norway
Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo
Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar
Savannah Music Festival, USA
Sommelo Festival, Finland
Sziget, Hungary
Ulsan World Music Festival, South Korea
Warsaw Cross Culture Festival, Poland
WOMADelaide, Australia

For full profiles of each festival, pick up a copy of the June 2013 (#92), on sale April 26.

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Larmer Tree 2012

Posted on June 29th, 2012 in Recent posts by .

It’s officially less than two weeks before some of the Songlines team pack up and head out to the first open-air festival of the season, and we cannot wait.

The Larmer Tree Festival, a five-day music and arts festival, is held in the fabulous Larmer Tree Gardens, on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. With an impressive line-up that includes the likes of Amadou & Mariam, Tim Minchin, Shlomo and the Punch Brothers, this year is going to be a memorable one. 

CD signings will be happening at the Songlines tent so be sure to stop by and say hello. Confirmed CD signings include Caravan Palace, Dub Pistols, Fatoumata Diawara, O’Hooley & Tidow, Raghu Dixit, Shlomo, Trio Tekke (pictured), Urban Folk Quartet and many more. 

We’ll see you there!

2011 (60 Second) Festival Film from Larmer Tree Festival on Vimeo.

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