Wilderness 2012

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August 2012
Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EH, England MAP
£129 adult weekend camping
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Fri 29th Jun 2012

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The festival of musicianship, theatre, talks, panel debates, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and food experiences returns for a second year to Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire.

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The 10,000 capacity festival will take place from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th August 2012 and will offer an inclusive and wide range of entertainments and activities that make the most of the unique natural setting.

Line-up

Rodrigo Y Gabriela with C.U.B.A who perform together in a UK festival exclusive. Also venturing into the wild this year will be Wilco, Spiritualized, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, The Temper Trap, Cut A Shine, Sam Lee, Duotone, Gypsy Fire, Alex Highton, Ahab, Ruby And The Rib Cage, Franky And The Jacks, The Stamp Collective, City Shanty Band, Monster Ceilidh Band, The Ramshackle Union Band, Maniere Des Bohemiens, Bella Hardy, Robbie Boyd, Matt Midgley, Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, The Miserable Rich, Deer Chicago, RM Hubbert, The Cedars, Maia, Larkin Poe, 1000 Mile Highway, Stornoway, Lianne La Havas, Crystal Fighters, London Folk Guild, Cloud Control, Giant Giant Sand, Grant Lee Buffalo, Jenny O, Field Music, Fatoumata Diawara, Jake Bugg, Milagres, and To Kill A King with more acts to be announced.

Vintage @ Wilderness

Following the cancelleation of their own event, the Vintage festival experience will be at Wilderness to give attendees a chance to sample two of Vintage Festival's flagship nightclubs, The Torch Club and Soul Casino, with both transferred to a dedicated Vintage area within the Wilderness site.

This will be the place to learn the dances, watch catwalk shows, visit art exhibitions and vehicle pageants or indulge in hair and beauty makeovers, hands on creative workshops and all the wonderful vintage clothing on sale.

Tickets

The early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend camping tickets are priced at £129. A young person (aged 11 to 17 years) is priced at £54, with children aged 10 years and younger going free. A campervan ticket is priced at £65. To buy tickets click here.

Cinematic takeover

The festival will host three cinematic spectaculars.

On Friday Future Cinema will be transforming the Wilderness site into 1920s New York as they bring their all singing, all dancing production of Bugsy Malone to the wild. Throughout the day, Future Cinema will take over the entire site with prohibition pop-up parties, competing speakeasy hideaways and splurge-guns. The evening will finish with an outdoor feature presentation of the original film accompanied by Future Cinema's full-cast of Bugsy characters performing scenes, sideshows and stunts in an immersive main stage performance. Once Fat Sam's empire has fallen there will be a late night celebration at Dandy Dan's Woodland Speakeasy.

On Saturday, Future Cinema will present a surprise guest in the woodland glades. Clues will be revealed leading up to the festival.

On the final, Sunday, night The Other Cinema's presentation of 'La Haine' features a live re-score by Asian Dub Foundation, and a presentation of live graffiti artists, break dancers and spoken word artists will also perform in what is billed as 'a dynamic and inspirational closing finale of this year's Wilderness'.

Other entertainment

The festival of musicianship, theatre, talks, panel debates, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and food experiences returns for its second year to Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire.

Wilderness will also offer a full program of theatre & performance, nature walks and talks, a Well Being Area, and Boutique Babysitting will also be available.

A new addition to the talks and debates line-up is London's The School of Life, alongside the returning Tom Hodkinson's Idler Academy, The Royal Observatory, and The Old Vic who will be back to host a wild masked ball bringing together performance and a party deep in the woods.

The likes of Aleks Krotoski, Tim Gill, Intelligence Squared and Robin Ince will be amongst the speakers lined up for a weekend of talks, debates and related workshops.

The Wilderness Spa will be set alongside the lakes, and offer festival-goers hot tubs, a champagne bar, saunas and massages.

A new addition for 2012 is The Healing Herb Garden, which can be found nestled in the woods amongst saves of lavender and geranium galore offering a safe haven of restorative treatments and workshops.

The Wilderness banquets will be making a return with three days of communal feasting in the beautiful Wilderness banqueting tent. Yotam Ottolenghi will headline and curate one of the weekend's three sumptuous feasts. He will be joined by chef Fergus Henderson, and Valentine Warner who will be sourcing the ingredients for his veritable feast from a three-mile radius of the Wilderness festival site.

Exmouth's Moro will return to host their own Souk Dining Tent for the duration of the festivalserving a fusion of Spanish and Middle Eastern dishes with an accompaniment of cocktails, wines and aperitifs. The food programme at Wild will also include an immersive mix of talks, tastings and workshops curated by local Cotswolds food school Thyme at Southrope Manor. The Thyme area will offer three days of total immersion in everything from market gardening to gourmet gastronomy.

This year there will also be a bigger and improved kids and family area which will include 'laughter therapy' with the Flying Seagulls, Fairyland Trust workshops and even Guerilla Geography. Bearded Kitten will be returning to host the 'Not Your Average' Cricket match on the lawn complete with Pimms and cucumber sandwiches.

More information will be here when available.

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Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August 2012
Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EH, England MAP
£129 adult weekend camping
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Fri 29th Jun 2012


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