This August sees one of the UK's premier all ecompassing festivals, Wilderness Festival - drawing on everything from music, theatre and arts to wellbeing, talks, debates, food drink and the outdoors - return to it's Cornbury Park, Oxforshire home.
Ahead of this year's festival we were lucky enough to catch up with some of the brains at Wilderness HQ and they gave use this exclusive playlist to get you ready for this summer's proceedings. Get listening.
Låpsley – Painter (Valentine)
We’ve had Låpsley on repeat since she was added to the line-up. She just cuts you to the core. She is opening the main stage on Friday – we expect a big crowd. She’s really caught the attention of the music world.
Perfume Genius – Queen
This is such an exciting addition. Mike Hadreas is INCREDIBLE. Just listen to this song. The very definition of heart-wrenching epicness. Now picture him on the main stage at Wilderness, you with your arms in the air and head thrown back, surrounded by friends under the stars. BLISS.
Shamir – On The Regular
We are in love with Shamir. Androgynous pop hero, part Prince, part Michael Jackson, part Nina Simone, his energy is HUGE and his sound is perfect up-tempo pop with lashings of soul. He is going to show the Wilderness crowd what’s up.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – Bring The Funk
How can you deny the funk? We are soon to be in the presence of authentic funk legends. Dust off those funking moves people – these guys have been doing it since the beginning and we need to represent. In funk we trust….
Damian Lazaurs & The Ancient Moons – Vermillion
We are super excited about Crossrown Rebels originator Damien Lazarus’ new project with The Ancient Moons – playing the main stage on Friday. Deep and tribal, this is music for forests, jungles, sunsets, sunrises, dancing with your people.
Bjork – Army of Me
We just had to include one from our queen bee – Bjork. She is indescribable – every album she makes is a complete transformation and rebirth. A true original, we have no idea what unbelievable spectacle she will bring to this rare festival show. She is the perfect headliner for Wilderness – she is so multi-dimensional: performance, fashion, technology, music, poetry, art. She is going to blow some minds.
Images courtesy of Wilderness Festival and Samantha Milligan