UK: Larmer Tree Festival has selected Tune-Yards’ front woman, Merrill Garbus, to curate three of its stages this year.
Garbus has invited Ibibio Sound Machine, Brooklyn-based multimedia artist and feminist rapper Miss Eaves, and the socially conscious songwriter Akua Naru to perform at the event.
Speaking about the role of Guest Curator at Larmer Tree Festival, Garbus said: “It’s a great privilege to be involved in the curation of Larmer Tree’s programming this year. I was happy to include women artists, all of whom I know from past projects and admire for their unique and brilliant voices, laser-focused on a future that is seldom represented in festival programming. I hope audiences will enjoy these artists as much as I do.”
Larmer Tree Festival Creative Director, Sarah Dennehy, added: “It is super lovely to work with Merrill on Larmer Tree Festival and was a privilege to meet with her in November to discuss the Festival and the directions of this year’s programme. She is an inspiring woman.”
Garbus’ additions will join First Aid Kit, Jake Bugg, Songhoy Blues, Gina Williams, Public Service Broadcasting, Nick Mulvey, Roo Panes, Goat Girl, The Barr Brothers, Barbarossa, IDER, The Wandering Hearts, Hudson Taylor, Steve Knightley, Ryley Walker, Fazerdaze, Amythyst Kiah, Hlemma, and more.
2018 will also see the addition of the Larmer Spa – comprising hot tubs, a sauna yurt, and a cosy Bedouin chill out lounge complete with bean bags, rugs and throws.