ACCLAIMED London rapper and poet Kate Tempest takes centre stage at Dorset’s Larmer Tree Festival this year along with Jack Savoretti, KT Tunstall, Gomez and The Cat Empire.

The family-friendly festival, now in its 29th year, is renowned for its eclectic line up of music, comedy, theatre, arts and crafts workshops.

Taking place under the big skies of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Dorset/Wiltshire border from July 18 –21, festival organisers have today announced over 30 acts set to join its 2019 line up.

Kate Tempest tops the bill, performing the polemical hip-hop of her acclaimed albums, Everybody Down and Let Them Eat Chaos.

Folk-tinged acoustic singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti will bring his new album, Singing To Strangers, to the main stage, fresh from a UK tour that culminates in two huge Wembley Arena shows.

Australia’s The Cat Empire will captivate audiences with their infectious and uplifting mash-up of alt-rock, jazz and ska, Southport’s indie-rock veterans Gomez also join the bill along with the UK’s biggest-selling country music act The Shires. Finally Scottish songstress KT Tunstall makes a triumphant return to Larmer Tree after her last appearance in 2013.

This year will also see the addition of the first ever festival cinema tent, showing everything from retro comedy classics to quirky indie gems.

The full music line up, plus the comedy, cinema, kids, theatre and literary programmes, will be announced later this year.