Wilderness Festival will return to Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire this year to bring a whole host of cultural treats to stimulate your every sense and give you an otherworldly taste of freedom. Dubbed as the festival that gives equal billing to “art, intellectualism and fantastic gastronomy” as it does to music, you will be stretched to find a weekend that showcases a more varied assortment of activities and spectacles than Wilderness.
1. The Music...
The music that will be able to be heard at Wilderness Festival is an amalgamation of world-class creative artists who have paved a way through music in ways no one else has. Headlining the weekend will be none other than Björk, Ben Howard and George Clinton, who will be bringing the Parliament Funkadelic Mothership to the festival.
The main stage will also be playing host to treats such as Róisín Murphy, Nick Mulvey, Nils Frahm and Hercules & Love Affair as well as recent addition and afro beat pioneer Seun Kuti, whilst the hidden valley will hold all the late night entertainment, with performances from Kim Ann Foxman, DJ Harvey, Francesca Lombardo and Tom Middleton occurring amongst many others. The Juke Joint, The Roller Disco, The Carousel Stage and more will host some great artists through the evening and night, with some requiring some finding.
2. Beyond the music...
Outside of the musical spectrum, Wilderness will also be hosting talks and debates from authors, writers and journalists, theatre and arts performances from some of the best theatre productions in the country, outdoor pursuits, workshops and the staple Wild Wellbeing area, which will give you a chance to relax and unwind with stress relieving therapies and master classes in Yoga, hot Yoga and more.
3. One for the family...
Don’t worry if you have little ones, as there will also be plenty of family fun for everyone to enjoy. Wilderness Festival is truly a great opportunity to discover yourself in music, dance, arts and more in an environment that is one of the most beautiful and untouched in the country.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy Wilderness Festival