Musician, baker and comedians are all part of festival celebration
» FROM a Bake Off star and a comedian to a rugby legend, a Mcfly star and several TV presenters Cheltenham Literature Festival is back with a bang.
The annual festival presents ‘the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and highprofile speakers.’
And the event, which is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, have revealed the first names for the anniversary programme.
In the past, the festival has boasted the likes of David Attenborough and Hilary Clinton.
And some of the biggest names set to head to the town this year include:
» Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain
» Mcfly musician Dougie Poynter
» Welsh Rugby legend Sam Warburton
» Countryfile star Helen Skelton
» Former Blue Peter presenter and Black Mirror co-writer Konnie Huq
» Comedians Bob Mortimer and Richard Ayoade
» TV presenter Dermot O’leary
» Gloucestershire chef Tom Kerridge The theme for this year’s event is Seven at Seventy and celebrates 70 years since Cheltenham Town Hall hosted the world’s first literature festival.
It all kicks off on Friday, October 4 until Sunday, October 13.
And the full festival line-up will be announced on Friday, August 16.
Booking for the event opens to Cheltenham Festival Members on Wednesday, August 28 at 10am and general booking opens at 10am on Wednesday, September 4.
For more information visit the Cheltenham Festivals website on cheltenhamfestivals.com.