What a fantastic line up we have this year!
We’ve sieved the hundreds of applications we’ve received over the last few months into a taste sensation of the very best the UK spoken word scene has to offer. Legends, household names and rising stars of poetry will be blessing our beloved poetry tent this coming June.
We’ve got the God-like presence that is John Hegley, the comedy gold of Porky the Poet (aka Phill Jupitus), the 2008 Individual World Poetry Slam Championship Winner, Joaquín Zihuatanejo. We’ve got the critically-acclaimed, best-selling novelist Anna Freeman with her funny and twisted poetry, the fierce political antagonism of Attila the Stockbroker, the bold and powerful Vanessa Kisuule and Megan Beech, the freestylings of MC Gramski and Dreadlockalien and the rude musings of Rosy Carrick. There’s the poetic partnership of Dan Simpson and Paula Varjack, the current European Slam Champion MiKo Berry and Glastonbury favourite and owner of gravity-defying hair, Luke Wright. We have the lyrical lusciousness of rising stars Antosh Wojcik, Carly Brown and Harry Baker. The very rude Antipoet and so much more…
So polish the wellies, check the camping gear, put your ticket somewhere safe and head over to Bella’s field this June for words you’ll need to hear.
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