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Larmer Tree Festival on hiatus in 2017

The long-running Wiltshire festival, whose 2016 headliners included Tom Odell and Calexico, will take a year off next year

By IQ on 01 Sep 2016

Jamie Cullum crowd, Larmer Tree Festival 2016, Sebastian Schofield

Festivalgoers watch Jamie Cullum at Larmer Tree 2016

image © Sebastian Schofield

Larmer Tree Festival will take a year off in 2017 to “fully refresh both creatively and personally”, founder James Shepard has announced.

The independent UK festival, whose last event, from 13 to 17 July, was headlined by Tom Odell, The Stranglers, Calexico, Jamie Cullum and Caro Emerald, will return in its original two-day format next summer (20–22 July).

In a statement, Shepard, a co-director with Julia Safe and Coda agent Rob Challice, thanks the festival’s “many audience members for their constant support of Larmer Tree over the past 26 years and the endless enthusiasm and hard work of everyone involved so far.

“There’s no doubt that it’s the passion and care of such a fantastic team that makes Larmer Tree Festival the truly unique event that it is, and will continue to be.”

Larmer Tree was founded in 1991, and won the 2008 UK Festival Award for best family festival.


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