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Festival Artists Line Up (A-Z)

Here are the artists booked so fa for the 2016 festival.
They are all in sections for you to find easily. Use one of the links below to go directly to that section i.e. Social Dance or just scroll down and view all the acts that are with us this year. If you click on their individual links you will find most of the things you need to know about that band or performer. There are videos, sound samples and info on their web pages and photos.

Social Dance

"Welcome to the Social Dance section."
Brooke Friendly
Carol Hewson
Double Dichotomy
Fat Harry
Geoff Cubitt
Ivan Aitken
Kathy Anderson (USA)
Pete Hendy
Robert Moir
Roguery (USA)
The Night Before
The Perfect Cure Band (Irish)
Val Knight
Vertical Expression
Victoria Yeomans

Story Telling

"Welcome to the Story Telling section."


Children and families at Chippenham have their very own festival area on Island Park. The Castle is Open each day, from 9:30 till 5:30 for under 12's. With a friendly team of stewards and full programme of professional artists on hand to make sure everyone has a great time.


Primary school children from local schools are invited to attend the festival on the Friday. Each child takes part in 2 workshops in the morning, then displays in the afternoon in front of the other schools.

Big Top Concerts

"Welcome to the Specials section."
This year we are planning something really special.
If you fancy a wee bit o' Scottish on the Sunday evening we will have it in abundance!
We have pulled together some of the cream of Scotland to deliver you into the highlands and beyond. Isla St.Clair, Mrs Bruce's Boys (Ian & Fraser Bruce) Moira Craig,The Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards Association, Hopscotch Scottish dancers and all glued together by the wonderful Hector Gilchrist.
If you like a bit of Scottish in your weekend then this'll do it. Details of concert timings and tickets coming soon.
There will be two other specials- more details soon !
Hector Gilchrist
Mrs Bruces Boys (Fraser & Ian Bruce)
The Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards Association


We are busy choosing our 'invited sides' and details will be added as soon as these are confirmed for 2016. If your side would like to be part of the wonderful street and arena display programme, please get in touch. displays@chippfolk.co.uk