Larmer Tree line-up announced

KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall

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SEASICK Steve and KT Tunstall are among the names announced to perform at this year’s Larmer Tree Festival.

More than 100 bands and acts will perform on six stages over the fiveday festival at Larmer Tree Gardens near Tollard Royal from July 17-21.

More names have now been announced for the line-up, including Seasick Steve, who will be headlining on Friday, July 19. He has been singing blues since the early 1960s but his popularity picked up after he appeared on Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny show in 2006.

Brit and Ivor Novello award-winning singer KT Tunstall burst onto the music scene in 2005. Her new album will be released in May and she will be performing at Larmer Tree on the Sunday, July 21.

Kevin Rowland, who formed Dexys Midnight Runners in 1978, and the rejigged Dexys will be performing their critically acclaimed new album One Day I’m Going to Soar as well as the old Midnight Runner hits on the Thursday night.

Other bands confirmed include the Bombay Royale, Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit and Gentleman’s Dub Club.

Folk stars Bellowhead and 2-tone ska band The Beat had already been announced.

Music programmer and festival co-director James Shepard said: “Confirming these acts brings us another step closer to creating our best festival yet. We’re drawing together a massive cast of quality musicians to make sure everyone who joins us has an unforgettable experience, and there are two fantastic headliners still to be announced.”

* Festival tickets can be purchased at larmertreefestival.co.uk/tickets.html or by calling 02380  711820.

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