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World Music Festivals

Larmer Tree Festival
July 12, 2006 - July 16, 2006
Larmer Tree Gardens


Wednesday 12th – Sunday 16th July 2006

“There is only one Larmer Tree Festival…” MIKE STOWBRIDGE, LEEDS.

Among other things, the Larmer Tree Festival has become renowned for
its stunning location, outstanding eclectic line-up and the fact that it
sells out every year. Thousands of festival-goers want to re-live the
magic of this unique Festival, or indeed experience it for the first
time, and because the Festival organisers are keen to retain the intimate
charm the Larmer Tree is famed for, tickets are limited and thus highly
sought after.

This year, all weekend tickets have sold out. However, for those who
want a glimpse of what makes the event so special, the first two nights
prior to the Festival itself provide a tantalising taster. The evening’s
programme on Wednesday 12th July is headlined by Jools Holland and his
Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – guaranteed to have you boogie-woogying among
the Nepalese pagodas and peacocks which adorn the site, deep in the
heart of the remote and beautiful Cranborne Chase.
Thursday 13th July introduces a Festival-style line-up, new to this
year, to stir up the Festival spirit even earlier than before. This full
evening’s entertainment features the young queen of English folk Kate
Rusby, along with global beat pioneers Afro Celt Sound System and
intrepid pluckers The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, all followed by a
whole weekend of music, workshops and so much more.

For all the latest Festival developments, including line-up additions,
workshops, street theatre and comedy acts, keep an eye on the website.

Tickets for Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th July can be bought online
at and by phone by calling 023 8071 1820.

Wednesday 12th July - Jools Holland • Thursday 13th July - Afro Celt
Sound System, Kate Rusby,
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Le Cod Afrique
Friday 14th July – Dreadzone, Seth Lakeman, Larry Love Showband, Son of
Saturday 15th July – Shooglenifty, Jazz Jamaica Motorcity Roots, King
Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, Holly Golightly, Sambasunda
Sunday 16th July – The Be Good Tanyas, Trilok Gurtu & the Misra
Brothers, Bellowhead, OKI Dub Ainu Band,
Ska Cubano, Rajasthani Folk Musicians and Dance.

For images and further information contact Laura Cowdery on 01725
552300, email

The press area of the Larmer Tree Festival website contains a range of
300dpi JPG images for download – simple registration required,
following which a username and password will be emailed to you within a few
minutes. See

Larmer Tree Festival is a J & J Events Ltd Production