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Larmer Tree Festival to take a year off

By | Published on Thursday 1 September 2016

Larmer Tree Festival

Organisers of the Larmer Tree Festival have announced that they will be taking 2017 off, in order “to fully refresh both creatively and personally”.

Launched in 1990 at the Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire, the 2016 edition of the five day event took place last month, headlined by Jamie Cullum, Caro Emerald, Tom Odell, The Stranglers and Calexico. The festival has remained independent throughout its 26 years, and has no corporate sponsorship.

The festival’s founder James Shepard said in a statement: “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”.

The dates for the next Larmer Tree Festival have already been announced for 20-22 Jul 2018 – a week later than normal, and also shortening the event back down to three days.

Here’s a video from this year’s event: