Wychwood Festival is fast approaching, kicking off this Friday, we had a chat with one of the super acts performing there, Laurel, who will be playing The Big Top on Saturday, to have a catch-up and find out who she’s looking forward to seeing!


Hey! You’ve recently played Live at Leeds fest, how did it go?

Yeah, it was great, it was in a huge church so pretty verb-y.


You’ve been touring pretty relentlessly lately, have there been any specific stand out shows? If so, which and why?

My London headline shows are always my favourite because my friends and family always come down and I love having them there.


It’s been a while since we heard any new Laurel material, do we have much longer to wait?

Very, very soon.

You’re playing Wychwood Festival next week, looking forward to it?

Yeah, stoked! Got some friends playing too, so gonna hang out after and have some wines.


Is there anyone you’re particularly excited to see at Wychwood Festival?



If you could collaborate with any artist on the lineup, who would it be and why?

Let’s Eat Grandma!


What can people expect from your Wychwood set?

Stripped down electric guitar and vox.

How does playing festivals compare to your own gigs? Do you have a preference?

It’s pretty different, I love them each for different reasons. Playing small shows in venues is nice, but playing to a crowd on a summer day outside is also pretty sick.


Have you got many other festival appearances planned for us to get excited about?

I’m playing Secret Garden Party, and Boardmasters in the UK and a bunch of others all over Europe.


What are your top festival survival tips?

I hope you like mud.


And finally, for those lucky enough to be going to Wychwood fest, in a few words, why should they come see you play? Think of this as new music speed dating, no pressure, 30 seconds, GO.

Haha, you do whatever you wanna do man, you paid for the ticket.