Larmer Tree Festival Preview

Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th July 2012: Salisbury, UK

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 & 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 & 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.

“There is an infectious feel to the place. Larmer Tree, which stops selling tickets once its 4,000 limit has been met, is on a manageable scale. Our children could make forays on their own and easily find us again.” – The Times

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 and 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, Youth Zone, Kids’ Area, an array of stalls to browse in the Global Bazaar, hand-picked food concessions serving up tasty treats, and much, much more.

“Fused with a multi-genre musical line-up, a list of comical geniuses and craft-like performances perfect for all ages, the festival truly had it all – not to mention some highly respectable toilets and showers…  It cannot be emphasised more that it’s quite simply an experience not to be missed. 9/10” – Virtual Festivals

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 Manuva • Imagined 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 • Shlomo • Dizraeli and The Small Gods • Red Sky July • Otis Gibbs • Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo • RSVP • Swing Zazou • Trio Tekke • Revere • Gabrielle 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 Lawrence • The Regular Joes • The Joker & The Thief • Piney Gir • Crowns • Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou • Bard • Rachel Sermanni • Owl in the Sun • Catherine Burke Band • DJ Nick Hollywood • J P Cooper • Churchfitters • Keston Cobblers Club • Andrea Soler • Thomas Ford • Alex Roberts • Vid Warren • By The Rivers • Michael Wookey • The Lasting Days • Boat to Row • Achilles • Fearne • Ali Warren • Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs • Mother Ukers • New Volunteer • The Wishbones • Pip Mountjoy • Morning Rush • Pachango • Peace, Love & Gloves • The Spitfire Sisters • George 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 Conaty • Marcel Lucont • Naz Osmanoglu • Jimmy McGhie • Tom Craine • Paul McCaffrey

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