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Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August 2023
Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EH, England MAP
currently £195
Daily capacity: 30,000
Last updated: Thu 6th Apr 2023

The festival of musicianship, theatre, talks, panel debates, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and food experiences returns for a 10th year to Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, taking place from Thursday 3rd until Sunday 6th August 2023 and will offer an inclusive and wide range of entertainments and activities that make the most of the unique natural setting.


acts include Arlo Parks ; Laurent Garnier ; Honey Dijon ; Franc Moody ; Todd Terry ; The Chemical Brothers; Christine and the Queens ; Fatboy Slim ; Sugababes ; Confidence Man ; Pip Millett ; Los Bitchos ; Nuha Ruby Ra  ; Acid Klaus; Lime Garden, and more, with more to be announced.

foir the line-up details, as available, please see the line-up page.

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early bird tickets for Wilderness 2023  are on sale priced as follows adult weekend with camping: £195 .

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The festival of musicianship, theatre, talks, panel debates, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and food experiences returns for its seventh year to Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire. Wilderness will host grand ceremonies, long table banquets, & spectaculars.

Wilderness will also offer a full program of theatre & performance, nature walks and talks, a Well Being Area, Spa, Boutique Babysitting, banquets under canopies, tented talks, midnight masked balls, barefoot dancing, parkland processions and ritualistic revelry.

The festival offers musicianship, theatre, talks, panel debates, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and food experiences including long-table banquets and field restaurants. Plus late night entertainment, side shows, performers, circus, theatre, camps, trickery, arts & performance, cinema, multi sensory delights, talks, debates and literary arts .

As well as the music festival goers can expect classic Wilderness traditions, with a programme inspired by the landscape and the natural world and a celebration of the wild, adventure and of the wilderness itself. Plus the return of The Wilderness Proms with the festival's house band Wilderness Orchestra celebrating Ten Years.

The Theatre & Arts programme includes Letters Live return to headline the Talks programme at The Atrium for a fourth year. Plus the Roundhouse, Women in Jazz, Cabaret with Missy Fatale, Marcel Lucont & Friends, Gayzpacho with Jonny Woo feat. Jonjo Jury (DJ), Hip Hop Karaoke. Alternative Miss Wilderness with The Provibers, Pinky Promise,  Rogue Theatre, and The Art Studio.

Wilderness' long table feasting returns with a food programme including The Wilderness Kitchen Vegetarian & Vegan Feast, Helen Graham, Robin Gill, Lee Westcott, Ivan Tisdall-Downes, Fallow, Elizabeth Haigh, Merlin Labron-Johnson, Brad Carter, David Carter, Woodfired Canteen & Friends, and Flank Fire Feast

The talks and debates programme includes Philip Pullman in conversation with John Lloyd, Intelligence Squared, The RSA, Sunday Papers Live, Ash Sarkar & Jolyon Rubinstein / Rebel Wisdom / State Of The Nation, The Idler Academy, Sunday Assembly, One Track Minds, Phlox Books, and Togetherness.

Village Green silliness, games, theatrics and mass participatory escapades include The Club House presented by Village Circus, Wilderness Cricket with Bearded Kitten, The Grand Irrational, The Night Games, The Greencrafts Village, Disco Dodgeball with House of Dinosaur, Horse Riding, Wild Swimming, Hunter Gather Cook, Forest Bike Rides, and Botanicals Workshops.

The programme for families includes Rogue Theatre, Storystock, Flying Seagulls, Tootles & Nibs, Pachamama Crafts, and Mortimer Nannies


Wellbeing at Wilderness is where the hard work of other people makes you feel special by giving you all of the pampering and treatments you probably don't need. There's "healers" (note: these probably don't comply with trade description regulations), yoga of every kind you can imagine, what's described as 'therapies', and a spa overlooking the lake.

The Sanctuary¯of calm to nourish body and soul welcomes practitioners and partners, yogis, wellbeing professionals, astrologers, doctors and zen masters. This year, on the bill are triyoga, Maude Hirst, The Naked Professor, Tania Brown Yoga, The Midnight Runners, The Grief Space, Island Feather SUP Yoga, Yoga Brunch Club and many more, leading masterclasses, sessions, workshops and talks, and the wood-fired-Lakeside Spa.

More information will be here when available.

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