THE countdown is on to this year’s Larmer Tree Festival.

Jack Savoretti, Gomez, KT Tunstall, Kate Tempest, The Cat Empire and The Shires are just some of the names featuring in the line-up.

The festival starts Thursday, July 18 and runs until Sunday, July 21. It takes place in Larmer Tree Gardens, which is in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Acclaimed London rapper and poet Kate Tempest tops the bill and singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti will bring his new album Singing To Strangers to the main stage, fresh from a UK tour.

Australia’s The Cat Empire will captivate audiences with their mix of alt-rock, jazz and ska.

Southport’s indie-rock veterans Gomez join the bill. Completing the 2019 headliners are the UK’s biggest-selling country music act The Shires and Scottish singer KT Tunstall who will be marking a return to Larmer Tree after her last appearance in 2013.

Other acts performing include Let’s Eat Grandma, GoGo Penguin, Ezra Collective, Melt Yourself Down, Flamingods, BC Camplight and The Wave Pictures, and Tank and the Bangas.

This year’s festival also sees the addition of the first festival cinema tent, showing retro comedy classics to indie films.

There is also comedy, entertainment for kids, theatre, literary programmes and more.

The late-night comedy line-up includes headliners Josie Long and Nish Kumar.

Josie Long’s most recent show Something Better completed two sold-out weeks at London’s Soho Theatre. She is also the writer and presenter of Radio 4’s Short Cuts.

Joining her is critically acclaimed comedian, host of The Mash Report and panel show favourite, Nish Kumar.

The comedy bill also features Stuart Goldsmith, who is hosting a live recording of the hit podcast The Comedian’s Comedian with guest Rob Auton, and Jessica Fostekew, a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist and the creator of Hoovering, the podcast about eating, all MC’d by Laura Lexx, who has been nominated for Best Compere at the Chortle Comedy Awards for the last three years.

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