Russell Kane replacing Greg Davies
With one week to go until the Larmer Tree Festival 2012 kicks of it has been announced that Russell Kane will be returning to headline the Comedy Club in the ARC on the Thursday evening.
Russell is replacing Greg Davies as the ARC comedy headliner on Thursday night’s line-up. Greg has sadly had to pull out of performing at the festival due to overrunning TV commitments.
“It’s a real shame that Greg now can’t make it but we’re very excited to welcome Russell back to the gardens and extremely pleased that he was able to sneak us into his very busy schedule. He won lots of fans at Larmer Tree last year, so this will be a great opportunity for those that saw him to witness his fast, breathless and wild act again and those that didn’t, a chance to see him - we’re sure he’ll go down a storm!”
Larmer Tree Festival Co-Director Julia Safe
Russell Kane has firmly established himself as one of the best comics around, winning the prestigious Fosters 2010 Edinburgh Comedy Award and Barry Award 2011. With his trademark yellow badger strip quiff and skinny jeans Russell has been a familiar face on TV since his breakthrough in 2007.
Russell joins an all-star comedic line-up headed up by Tim Minchin on the Main Stage on Thursday evening. Other headliners are Milton Jones, Stephen K Amos and The Horne Section. The festival’s music headliners are Paloma Faith, Jools Holland, Amadou & Mariam, Levellers and Roots Manuva.
There’s also a packed programme of entertainment with must see and do highlights including: an offsite adventure to see the award winning play Allotment by Nutshell Theatre, Big Top theme nights - White Mink Speakeasy and Bollywood Nights, a Cajun Breakfast Dance, Mark Kermode’s Film Club, an MS Society charity auction, bespoke fairy tale theatre Vasalisa and the Peacock performed high up in the trees of Lostwood, Salisbury Arts Centre’s Media Dreamspace, and a Vintage Tea Dance.
There will be workshops and shows dedicated specifically for adults, youths, children and there’s even an under 5s activity programme on offer.
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