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In pictures: Wychwood Festival returns for 15th year celebrations

Wychwood Festival returned this weekend to Cheltenham Racecourse to celebrate its 15th year.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view our full album of photographs from this event.

Ticket were sold out on the Saturday and audiences were up 20% on last year, as the annual event saw more than 100 acts performing across four stages. A plethora of activities, workshops, dance, debates and comedy were also on offer for all ages to enjoy.

Headliners included legendary punk band The Stranglers, pop rock sensations Scouting for Girls and 80s new romantic hero's ABC, joined by T'Pau, Toyah, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band to name but a few.

Other family-orientated attractions included Magical Musical Theatre, The Art and Science of Rockets, The Maverick Mime Show, Danceworks Studio, pre-school yoga sessions with Andrea from Tatty Bumpkin, Robot and Retro gaming experts Raspberry Jam, ukelele for adults and children, Gospel/Harmony Singing, Music Technology and Kashaka, plus Family Boogie, Belly Dance, Belly Rock, Sea Shanties and Melody Mamas and board games.

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Plus, there were lots of opportunities to get creative with screen printing, jewellery enamelling, space discs, Cool-a-Shakers, Hackspace, Robotics, Funny Festival figures, Still Life, Masks, Friendship Bracelets, Head Dresses, Flags and Banners, Magical Masks, Shakers, Giant Origami, Raggy, Withies, painting.

Graeme Merifield, festival director, said: "This was probably my favourite Wychwood ever, it has been incredibly successful and fun, the new greener site and layout worked well, and we launched an exciting new dance tent and other innovations.

"I'm so very proud of everyone who works so hard to make this happen and we believe Wychwood creates truly inspirational, lasting memories for everyone involved - this was definitely a party to remember."

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