After its inaugural year last year, Lost Village Festival will be returning with a bang in 2016 on the final Bank Holiday Weekend in May. Taking place from the Friday to the Sunday, Lost Village will be an amalgamation of the best DJs and live music acts from the worlds of electronic music and beyond, playing within the boundaries of a hidden village in the woodland just outside Lincoln.
The festivals line up is one of the most cutting edge of its size in the UK, with over 50 DJs and 20 live acts set to play over the weekend. Amongst the live artists set to bring their liver performances to Lost Village this year are Jack Garratt, KiNK, Innervision’s Âme and Henrik Schwarz, one of Cocoon’s most prized artists. Joining these headline acts on the live music front will be Fatima Yamaha, Crazy P Soundsystem, SG Lewis, Tom Misch, Loyle Carner, Formation, Brolin and many more.
From a DJ perspective, Lost Village is just about one of the most diverse electronic festivals there are, with their bill have increased almost twice fold to that of last year. Favourites from the first Lost Village will be returning, those including DJ Koze, Jaymo & Andy George, Mano Le Tough and Ben UFO and there will be a whole shed load of artists making their debut this year. Amongst the bill is Fatboy Slim, Ben Klock, Eats Everything, Floating Points, Joy O, Roman Flügel, Jackmaster, Bicep, Gerd Janson, Dan Ghenacia, Tom Trago, Artwork, Norman Jay MBE, Robag Wruhme, Mid Against, Enzo Siragusa, Jeremy Underground, Youandewan and lots, lots more.
The music will by far be the limit of what you can do at The Lost Village, as there are a bunch of experiences to get involved in over the weekend. The Lost Theatre will be hosting comedians such as Katherine Ryan, Joel Dommett and Sam Simmonds, whilst Tribal Banquets will be provided by Michael O’Hare and Lee Westcott in the form of four course tasting menus and free flowing wine. For other peckish moments there will be a large selection of street food and the Lake Of Tranquility will helm a number of stress relieving and rejuvenating activities including a spa, yoga and holistic massages.
Other experiences including a market town, workshops, games and street performances are dotted between the festival and camp site, where you can pitch your own tent or have a flash one ready for you when you arrive, glamping style.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Lost Village