Who's playing the 2018 outdoor festivals | All the comedy line-ups so far © Jen O'Neill at Latitude

Who's playing the 2018 outdoor festivals

All the comedy line-ups so far

This may be a fallow year for Glastonbury, but there's still a packed summer of outdoor festivals, many of which feature strong comedy offerings. Here are all the festivals with stand-up tents that have announced their line-ups, with more expected to be finalised in the coming weeks.


WHEN: June 1 to 3
WHERE: Cheltenham Racecourse
COMEDY HEADLINERS: Matt Richardson, Patrick Monahan, Andrew Bird.
OTHER COMICS: Inel Tomlinson, Johnny Cochrane, Jon Wagstaffe, Ela Baldhinio, Jim Smallman, Amy Howerska and Howard Read
MUSIC HEADLINERS: The Gipsy Kings, Shed Seven, Baxter Dury
ALSO: Circus school, a healing tent, workshops and the Hobgoblin Stage for those with eclectic musical tastes,
WEEKEND TICKETS: £137.50 for adults

Bristol Comedy Garden

WHEN:June 6 to 10
WHERE: Queen Square, Bristol
COMEDY HEADLINERS: Alan Davies, Josh Widdecombe, Milton Jones
OTHER COMICS: Reginald D Hunter, Shappi Khorsandi, Zoe Lyons, Henning Wehn, Joe Wilkinson, Adam Buxton, David O’doherty, James Acaster, Lolly Adefope, Seann Walsh, Tom Allen, Jen Brister, John Robins, Mark Watson, Mark Olver and Jayde Adams.
ALSO: Nothing else, just comedy (plus bars and food stalls, obis)
TICKETS: From £20 for individual events

Henley Festival

WHEN: July 11 to 15
WHERE: Riverside, Henley-upon-Thames, Oxfordshire
COMEDY HEADLINERS:Paul Merton, Lee Nelson, Lucy Porter and Mark Watson
OTHER COMICS: Tina C, Suzi Ruffell, Flo & Joan, Thunderbards, Dominic Holland, Jon Culshaw & Bill Dare, Rhys James, Pierre Novellie, Alfie Brow, Andrew Maxwell, Adam Bloom, Chris Stokes, Adam Rowe, Andy Field, Adam Hess, The Card Ninja, Velma Celli.
MUSIC HEADLINERS: Rita Ora, Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Curtis Stigers and Rob Brydon performing Sinatra at the Sands, and the English National Opera
ALSO: A jazz club, Europe’s largest pop up restaurant, led by Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett, and grand fireworks displays – as befitting a black-tie-only event.
DAY TICKETS:£35 to £130


WHEN: July 12 to 15
WHERE: Henham Park, Suffolk
COMEDY HEADLINERS: Harry Hill, Bridget Christie, QI with Sandi Toksvig and Alan Davies
OTHER COMICS: Quite a few! Dylan Moran, Joel Dommett, Nina Conti,Rachel Parris, Mo Gilligan, Tim Key, James Acaster, Lauren Pattison, Mark Thomas, Marcus Brigstocke, Nick Mohammed, John Kearns, Adam Buxton's Bug, Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown, Abigoliah Schamaun, Amusical, Chortle Student Comedy Awards Finalists, Chris Stokes, Chris Washington, Darren Harriott, David Morgan, David O'Doherty, Fern Brady, Glenn Moore, Gráinne Maguire, Huge Davies, Jack Gleadow, Jarlath Regan, Jayde Adams, Joe Sutherland, Jon Pointing, Jonathan Pie, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Lazy Susan, Lloyd Griffith, Lolly Adefope, Lost Voice Guy, Lou Sanders, Luke Kempner, Masud Milas, Mat Ewins, Mawaan Rizwan, Phoebe Walsh, Rhys Nicholson, Richard Todd, Sarah Keyworth, Shappi Khorsandi, Sisters, Steen Raskopoulos, Stevie Martin, Tessa Coates, Where's The F In News, Eleanor Tiernan, Kat Bond, Sam Golin & Bisha K Ali’s Cult Comics, Diane Chorley, Tash & Ellie, Sophie Willan, Tom Allen, Alex Edelman, Matt Richardson, Sheeps, Tom Lucy, Desiree Burch, Emma Sidi, Jake Lambert, Jen Brister, Ed Night, Jack Barry. Maisie Adam, Amy Annette and Joanne McNally.
MUSIC HEADLINERS: The Killers, Alt-J, Solange
ALSO: A full line-up of theatre, poetry, film, literature and family events and activities.
WEEKEND TICKETS: £197.50 for adults

Cornbury Festival

WHEN: July 13 to 15
WHERE: The Great Tew Park, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire
COMEDY HEADLINERS:  James Acaster, Katy Brand, Phil Wang
OTHER COMICS:  Felicity Ward, Ivo Graham, Suzi Ruffell, Kieran Hodgson, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Fern Brady, Kwame Asante, Christopher Bliss, Catherine Bohart, Jack Barry, Heidi Regan, Lola & Jo. 
MUSIC HEADLINERS: Alanis Morrisette, UB40, Squeeze
ALSO: The Hairy Bikers have a  pop-up restaurant, the Mayflower tent for teenagers, kids' area and the usual therapists and healers.
WEEKEND TICKETS: £226 for an adult camping

Larmer Tree Festival

WHEN: July 19 to 22
WHERE: Cranborne Chase on the Wiltshire/Dorset border
COMEDY HEADLINERS: Sara Pascoe, Mark Watson, Dane Baptiste
OTHER COMICS: Jen Brister, Alice Fraser, Sean McLoughlin, Charlie Barker, Felicity Ward. Plus performing Edinburgh previews: Evelyn Mok, Rhys Nicholson, Athena Kugblenu and Matt Winning
MUSIC HEADLINERS: First Aid Kit, Jake Bugg, Public Service Broadcasting
ALSO: Theatre, talks, performance, family activities, a spa and workshops from making your own espadrille to didgeridoo
WEEKEND TICKETS: £179 for adults

Blue Dot Festival

WHEN: July 19 to 22
WHERE: Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, Cheshire
COMEDY HEADLINERS: David O'Doherty, Cassetteboy, Rob Kemps The Elvis Dead
OTHER COMICS: Simon Munnery, Robin Ince,Gary Delaney, Jessica Fostekew,
MUSIC HEADLINERS: The Chemical Brothers The Flaming Lips, Future Islands, The Blue Planet In Concert with the Halle
 ALSO: Talks from scientists and thinkers including Richard Dwakins,Jim Al-Khalila and Alice Roberts; electronic music stage, science workshops, kids activities and food offerings, under the wonderful 'G'astronomy' banner

Strandon Calling

WHEN: July 26 to 29
COMEDY HEADLINERS:Seann Walsh, Lucy Porter, Kerry Godliman
OTHER COMICS:Rhys James, Spencer Jones, Cally Beaton, Glenn Moore, Owen Roberts, Jake Lambert, Jack Barry, Marcel Lumont’s Whine List, Timberlina presents FFS!!!,Earl Okin
MUSIC HEADLINERS: Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Bryan Ferry
ALSO: A strong supporting musical bill including Goldfrapp, Django Django, The Horrors, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Gaz Coombes and Morcheeba
WEEKEND TICKETS:£159 for an adult

Camp Bestival

WHEN: July 26 to 29
WHERE: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
COMEDY HEADLINERS: Sean Lock, Andrew Maxwell, Dave Johns
OTHER COMICS: To be announced
MUSIC HEADLINERS: Simple Mids, Rick Astley, Clean Bandit
ALSO: It's a family festival, so lots of kids' shows and activities
WEEKEND TICKETS: £137.50 for adults

Green Man Festival

WHEN: August 16-19
WHERE: Brecon Beacons
COMEDY HEADLINERS: Phil Wang, Rob Deering, Bec Hill
OTHER COMICS: Pat Cahill, Stuart Laws, Lloyd Griffith, Annie McGrath, Mark Olver, George Egg, Bobby Mair, Phil Jerrod, Caroline Mabey. Gavin Osborn, Howard Read, Steve Hall, Gabriel Ebulue, Tiernan Dioueb, Hedluv & Passman
MUSIC HEADLINERS: The War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
ALSO: A Welsh beer and cider festival, a spa, science and discovery areas for the kids, and dedicated film, art, and literature events.
WEEKEND TICKETS: £180 for adults

Reading and Leeds festivals

WHEN: August 24-26
WHERE: Richfield Avenue Festival Site Reading and Bramham Park, Wetherby
COMEDY HEADLINERS: Harry Hill, Lee Nelson, Joel Dommett
OTHER COMICS: Mo Gilligan, Dane Baptiste, Tez Ilyas, Seann Walsh, Tom Lucy, Paul McCaffrey, Lloyd Griffiths, Lauren Pattison, Jayde Adams, Kiri Pritchard-McLean
MUSIC HEADLINERS: Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Kings Of Leon ALSO: Five more music stages at each festival. Artist play both sites (with the odd exception)
WEEKEND TICKETS: £205 for a weekend camping ticket

Festival No 6

WHEN: September 6 to 9
WHERE: Portmerion, Wales
COMEDY HEADLINERS: Reginald D Hunter, Tim Key
OTHER COMICS: Lauren Pattison, Stuart Goldsmith, Fern Brady, Spencer Jones, Jayde Adans, John Kearns, Rich Wilson, Lou Sanders, Jarred Christmas, Kiri Pritchard-McLearn, Jack Gleadow, Alistair Barrie, Joye Page, George Rigden and Chris Washington
MUSIC HEADLINERS: The The, Friendly Fires, Franz Ferdinand
ALSO: Late night DJs and an arts and culture line-up that includes Suggs, Will Self and Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Etye Tapes

End Of The Road Festival

WHEN: August 30 to Septmber 2
WHERE: Larmer Park Gardens on the Wiltshire/Dorset border
COMEDY HEADLINERS: The Bugle podcast, Dave Johns, Mark Watson
OTHER COMICS: Rob Auton, Angela Barnes, Andy Zaltzman, Laura Lexx, Catherine Bohart, Scott Bennett, Questing Time podcast, Sarah Keyworth, Running on Empty improv with Paul Foxcroft, Briony Redman & Richard Soames, Evelyn Mok, John-Luke Roberts, Bisha K Ali, Olga Koch. Alice Fraser, Universilly Challenge quiz hosted by Bec Hill & Sarah Bennetto, Garrett Millerick, Jessica Fostekew, Alex Kealy, Ben Van Der Velde
MUSIC HEADLINERS: Vampire Weekend, St Vincent, Feist
ALSO: Films, literature, workshops (carve your own spoon!) and a healing area.

All tickets have a booking fee on top of the quoted price.

Published: 27 Apr 2018

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