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Returning Larmer Tree aiming for equality

Festival News
25 April 2018

AFTER TAKING a year off in 2017, Larmer Tree (cap. 5,000) intends to re-engage its audience by celebrating the centenary of the Suffragettes with a line up including Jake Bugg, First Aid Kit and Public Service Broadcasting.

The festival will also open a previously unused part of the Wiltshire site for the Larmer Spa, featuring wood-fired hot tubs, and has invited Merrill Garbus of US band Tune-Yards to guest curate the event.

2018 is an historic year for women, and I wanted to recognise the centenary of universal suffrage by trying to achieve gender equality in the programme,” says creative director Sarah Dennehy.

Larmer Tree has a pretty good understanding of its audience and where it sits in the market, and as a result has been successful for 26 years. I think 2018 will see its core audience return, and with the changes we have made, hopefully attract new audiences too.”

Tickets to the festival, held from 20-22 July, are £179.

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