3 May 2012

Roots Manuva to Headline Sunday at Larmer Tree festival

Larmer Tree festival

Roots Manuva to Headline Sunday at Larmer Tree festival

Larmer Tree Festival is excited to announce their final headliner… the MOBO award winning artist Roots Manuva will headline Sunday 15th July.  Plus The Horne Section will headline the Comedy Club on Friday 13th July.

Closing the five day festival with an explosive, witty, sceptical mix of reggae, dub, electronica and gospel, Roots Manuva, who has been hailed as the voice of urban Britain, will bring his own ‘real’ sound to the Main Stage.  Audiences will enjoy hits from his five albums including his latest, the critically acclaimed 4everevolution.  Roots joins fellow headliners Paloma Faith, Amadou and Mariam, Jools Holland, and Levellers, in what is a stellar line-up.

Other newly confirmed music artists are: GIVERS, Revere, DJ Pete Lawrence, Piney Gir, RSVP, The Joker and The Thief, Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou, Owl in the Sun, Catherine Burke Band, Andrea Soler, Alex Roberts, Michael Wookey, Achilles, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, New Volunteer, Pip Mountjoy, Pachango, Peace, Love & Gloves and The Spitfire Sisters

In addition to the live music, there’s also set to be plenty of laughter enlivening the stunning Larmer Tree pleasure gardens.  Joining comedy headliners, superstar Tim Minchin, The Inbetweeners’ Greg Davies, and the king of surreal one-liners, Milton Jones are The Horne Section.  On Friday evening festival-goers will be thoroughly entertained by The Horne Section’s jazz-infused comedy - live and loud, it’s part improvised, part honed, part performance and part party!  Also just added to the comedy line-up are: Nick Helm, Roisin Conaty, Naz Osmanoglu and Paul McCaffrey.

Complementing the eclectic music and hilarious comedy line-up, there’s also a brilliant programme of entertainment ready to amuse people of all ages.  There’s colourful street theatre, exciting shows and workshops, Mark Kermode’s Film Club, a huge carnival procession, YouthZone, Kids’ Area, an array of stalls to browse in the Global Bazaar, hand-picked food concessions serving up tasty treats, and much, much more.

Tickets include all entertainment, free parking and camping for tents, caravans and campervans, so there are no additional costs.  A three day ticket costs £140 per adult but festival-goers can enjoy a four or five day weekend for only an extra £25 or £50 respectively.

For more information on what’s going on, line-up news and to book tickets visit

Paloma Faith Amadou & Mariam Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with special guest Roland Gift Levellers Roots ManuvaImagined Village Caravan Palace Fatoumata Diawara Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends Edward II Punch Brothers The Correspondents GIVERS Vintage Trouble Raghu Dixit Akala Dub Pistols ShlomoDizraeli and The Small Gods Red Sky July Otis Gibbs Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo RSVPSwing Zazou Trio Tekke RevereGabrielle Aplin The Legendary DJ Derek Smerins Anti-Social Club Jason Ringenberg Cahalen Morrison & Eli West Urban Folk Quartet The Miserable Rich O'Hooley & Tidow The Wave Pictures DJ Pete LawrenceThe Regular JoesThe Joker & The ThiefPiney GirCrowns Trevor Moss & Hannah LouBard Rachel Sermanni Owl in the SunCatherine Burke BandDJ Nick HollywoodJ P Cooper Churchfitters Keston Cobblers Club Andrea SolerThomas FordAlex RobertsVid WarrenBy The Rivers Michael WookeyThe Lasting Days Boat to Row Achilles Fearne Ali Warren Hobo Jones & The Junkyard DogsMother Ukers New VolunteerThe WishbonesPip MountjoyMorning Rush • Pachango Peace, Love & Gloves • The Spitfire SistersGeorge Smerin DJ •  Still Moving DJs

Tim Minchin Greg Davies Milton Jones The Horne Section Terry Alderton Zoe Lyons Alun Cochrane Carl Donnelly Nick Helm Roisin ConatyMarcel Lucont Naz Osmanoglu Jimmy McGhie Tom Craine Paul McCaffrey

Date:                                        Wednesday 11th–Sunday 15th July 2012
         Ticket Price:               From £36-£190. Please check website for all ticket options
Telephone Box Office:              023 8071 1820
Post                                         Ticket South (MEL), Empire Lane, Southampton, SO15 1AP

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