Larmer Tree Festival 2012 was a year to remember – for mud and for music!
It didn’t rain, it poured, but undeterred campers made the most of it, especially the children who turned up in wet suits and goggles to dive in.
Jools Holland and special guest Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals), headlined on Wednesday 11th July, Paloma Faith headlined Thursday, and for the weekend, Levellers topped the bill on Friday and Amadou & Mariam on Saturday. Joss Stone made a special guest appearance a few songs in to the Yes Sir Boss set, much to the delight of the crowds.
Headlining the comedy acts was Tim Minchin who took to the Thursday night main stage – the first ever comedian to be given main stage exposure. Accompanied only by his grand piano, his energetic performance delighted the crowd.
The Carnival Procession on Sunday afternoon was on the theme of ‘The United Colours of Larmer Tree.’ It wound its way through the gardens as the main stage was given over to the procession compere. A riot of sound and colour, the hard work of the carnival workshops was evident.
Founder and Co-Director of Larmer Tree Festival James Shepard said: “We always work hard to achieve a great balance between well known, popular artists and up and coming talent on the brink of stardom” – the 2012 mix was just that.
Paloma Faith • Amadou & Mariam • Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with special guest Roland Gift • Levellers • Roots Manuva • Imagined Village • Caravan Palace • Fatoumata Diawara • Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends • Edward II • Punch Brothers • The Correspondents • GIVERS • Vintage Trouble • Raghu Dixit • Akala • Dub Pistols • Yes Sir Boss with very special guest • Shlomo • Dizraeli and The Small Gods • Red Sky July • Sarah Savoy & The Francadians • Otis Gibbs • Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo • RSVP • Swing Zazou • Trio Tekke • Revere • Gabrielle Aplin • The Legendary DJ Derek • Smerins Anti-Social Club • Jason Ringenberg • Cahalen Morrison & Eli West • Urban Folk Quartet • The Miserable Rich • O’Hooley & Tidow • The Wave Pictures • DJ Pete Lawrence • The Regular Joes • The Joker & the Thief • Piney Gir • Chavo • Shivering Blaze • Tom Hingley • Crowns • Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou • Bard • Rachel Sermanni • Owl in the Sun • Catherine Burke Band • DJ Nick Hollywood • Police Dog Hogan • JP Cooper • Churchfitters • Keston Cobblers Club • Melodica, Melody & Me • Maia • The Camberwell Krakeb Club • Silkadelic • Andrea Soler • Thomas Ford • Alex Roberts • Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers • Vid Warren • By The Rivers • Michael Wookey • The Lasting Days • Boat to Row • Beth Porter & The Availables • Bookshop Band • Achilles • Fearne • Ali Warren • Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs • Mother Ukers • New Volunteer • The Wishbones • Pip Mountjoy • Morning Rush • Pachango • Peace, Love & Gloves • Saturday Sun • Tom James • The Spitfire Sisters • The ASBO Disco • DJ Smerin & friends • The Uplifter’s Reggae Sessions • DJ Heinz • Still Moving DJs
COMEDY LINE-UP :
Tim Minchin • Milton Jones • Stephen K Amos • The Horne Section • Terry Alderton • Zoe Lyons • Alun Cochrane • Carl Donnelly • Roisin Conaty • Tom Deacon • Marcel Lucont • Naz Osmanoglu • Jimmy McGhie • Tom Craine • Paul McCaffrey • Daniel Simonsen • Comedy Club 4 Kids