ONE of the most inspiring protest singers to come out of the late 70s - Billy Bragg is now confirmed to play at the Wychwood festival in June.

The singer-songwriter will play the main stage on the opening night, on Friday, June 2.

With big hits such as California Stars and When The Roses Bloom Again, Bragg's music is massively centred on delivering change and inspiring the younger generation to get involved in activism.

Also joining the main stage will be six-piece busker band CC Smugglers delivering the best of new roots music, joined by Gloucestershire based folk rock band Harpers Ferry.

British folk singer Beans on Toast will play The Big Top alongside one man show Big Boy Bloater will be taking to the Hobgoblin Stage showcasing his phenomenal guitar skills, with many more acts and performances to be announced.

Smashing Blouse return to Wychwood with the most exciting rising talents, welcoming up and coming stars Trudy and the Romance, as well as alternative pop newcomer Laurel.

Over the past 12 years Wychwood Festival has cemented itself as one of the country's favourite family friendly weekends. Welcoming all generations, the festival curates a packed programme year on year with timeless greats, upcoming music, literature, comedy, children's entertainment, food and drink and more.

Tickets have now been released from only £47 and under 5's go free with an adult.

Wychwood runs over the weekend of June 2-4 at Cheltenham Racecource, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.