Cheltenham Review

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Coming up– Wychwood festival review

Wychwood Music Festival 2012 will take place at Cheltenham Racecourse from Friday the 8th–Sunday the 10th of June. Headliners include: the vibrant Magic Tombolinos, a bewitching hybrid of jazz and folk with Middle-Eastern and Latin undertones, international crowd pleaser James, and Thrill Collins– a band that won’t stop until every classic is reworked by their melodious genius. The festival also features poetry performances, art and music workshops, stand-up comedy, a film tent, and a silent disco.

Highlights of Friday’s line-up:

Bellowhead– totalling 25 instruments, this 11 piece ensemble’s hectic sound never gets boring. Plus they have a helicon, which would be cool to say you’ve seen (what’s a helicon?). Also, they recorded the theme tune to the Archer’s spin off soap, Ambridge Extra. Definitely one for the autograph book. They’ll be headlining in the evening.

The Cuban Brothers– It could be their manic dancing, bouncing afros, or their accents’ Cuban twinge, but really, there’s no way of knowing how these guys got to be so cool. I’ve also never seen people smile so much.





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