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Longleat’s Brand New Summer Festival With Bite

Two of the UK’s most successful indie rock bands will be headlining a brand new summer festival at Longleat.


Taking place on Saturday, 4th July – Sunday, 5th July, ‘Longleat Live – The Festival with Bite’ will feature sets from The Wombats and Razorlight, plus other live music acts as well as cooking demonstrations from the Hairy Bikers and James Martin, with Emma, Viscountess Weymouth making a guest appearance.


Liverpool’s finest, The Wombats will headline on the Saturday with indie rock royalty Razorlight closing the festival on the Sunday night.


The two-day event will feature a Food Court filled with a range of delicious food stalls and funfair entertainment to amuse all ages as well as live music throughout the day from talented local acts.


The festival will raise funds for the African wildlife charity Tusk and the International Koala Centre of Excellence (IKCE).

“I am incredibly excited to be launching this new summer festival weekend showcasing three of my very favourite things; music, animals, and food,” said Emma, Viscountess Weymouth.

Razorlight's Johnny Borrell - photo cred

Photograph: Nick Paulson

James Martin with Emma Viscountess Weymo

“Longleat has been the stage for a number of iconic artists including The Rolling Stones, who performed on the steps of Longleat House, and more recently Elton John in 2016.


“Now, for 2020, we are reviving our musical heritage with the launch of Longleat Live: The Festival with Bite - which will become an annual event.


“The combination of fantastic live music, in a stunning setting with great food, celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations alongside our amazing animals and other fun attractions will make this a truly unique event.


“Where else in the world can you experience the excitement of a drive-through safari, meet adorable koalas, and then listen to fabulous live music acts whilst sampling great food and drink - and all enjoyed within historic ‘Capability’ Brown parkland?” she added.


During the festival, visitors will also be able to enjoy Longleat’s many other attractions including the world famous Safari Park as well as the other park attractions, including Koala Creek, giant hedge maze, miniature railway and Adventure Castle.


Visitors can choose from a variety of ticket options for the festival: There’s the full access package for those wanting the music, the food festival and to visit the Safari Park, Longleat House and all of the other attractions and there are music only and day visit only packages too. Weekend access options are also available for those wanting to attend both days.


Tickets for Longleat Live are due to be released soon, along with details of the latest support acts.

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