Larmer Tree Festival 2010

PUBLISHED: 16:10 01 October 2010 | UPDATED: 17:55 20 February 2013

Jim has been working as a volunteer at the workshops with the children, building a massive percussion instrument with them ready for the Sunday procession. It’s a great space here, intimate, safe and special. The kids love it.

Jim has been working as a volunteer at the workshops with the children, building a massive percussion instrument with them ready for the Sunday procession. It’s a great space here, intimate, safe and special. The kids love it.

With one welly in"Dorset and the other in"Wiltshire, Kate Wood helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of this small festival

RIGHT: Toby Hutton comes from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire


"I"came for the full five days and enjoyed the late-night Comedy Club shows Rich Hall and Russell Howard were very, very funny. Jools Hollands set was slick, but the best bit was chilling on a rug in the sun listening to Raghu Dixit."

LEFT: Nicholas Shannon, Steve Whiting, Angela Shannon, Lily, and Jean Smith are all from Lyme Regis


"We have camped for three days and done our own cooking. We came last year too, and the weather is better than it was then!"We have really enjoyed the variety of music and exposure to all the different types. Loved Roots Union, and will definitely be coming back!"

RIGHT: Sharon, Nigel and Jenni Webb are from Gloucestershire


"We like the friendly quality of the festival. We are camping but eat on site theres such a good choice whether you want a meal or a snack. Favourite music so far? Cornershop and Raghu Dixit."

LEFT: James Shepard is the co-founder of Larmer Tree Festival


"I can't believe that it's 20 years ago that the whole thing started. It's bigger, longer and there's more going on, but it's still got the original atmosphere."

LEFT: Jim Hood, Freya, Gjenya Cambray and Jasper Simpson are all from Salisbury


Jim has been working as a volunteer at the workshops with the children, building a massive percussion instrument with them ready for the Sunday procession. "Its a great space here, intimate, safe and special. The kids love it."

With one welly in"Dorset and the other in"Wiltshire, Kate Wood helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of this small festival



I"would happily walk across a soggy field and stand for an hour in torrential rain with drips running down my neck to listen to American blues singer Robert Cray, which is lucky because that was precisely what I"had to do! The weather may have been mixed, but the line-up at this festival was brilliant, everything from Jools Holland and Alison Moyet, to World music legend Toumani Diabat, and Toots and the Maytals. I"learnt about instruments I"had never seen before (the 21-string kora), tried plaiting rush, watched young childrens delight as they learnt to play African drums, ate some amazingly good food, and, strangest bit, found myself looking up from my rug in front of the Main Lawn stage to see BBC"film critic Mark Kermode stepping right over me! And yes, the sun did come out and everyone had a very good time.

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