Rodrigo Y Gabriela with C.U.B.A exclusive for Wilderness Festival

plus Wilco, Spiritualized, Stornoway, Lianne La Havas, and more

published: Thu 1st Mar 2012

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

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

Rodrigo Y Gabriela with C.U.B.A lead the first acts for Wilderness festival, set to be held at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th August 2012.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela
The Mexican duo and orchestra will be a performing together in a UK festival exclusive. Also venturing into the wild this year will be Wilco, Spiritualized, Stornoway, Lianne La Havas, Cloud Control, Giant Sand, Grant Lee Buffalo, Jenny O., Field Music, Fatoumata Diawara, Milagres, and To Kill A King.

London Folk Guild are also returning for a second year bringing a variety of folk performers to the festival.

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.

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.

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

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.

Tim Harvey, Wilderness organiser, said, "Last year was the first ever Wilderness festival and we were thrilled to see that 10,000 others shared our passion for a new festival concept. This year, the festival is back and we’re planning even more adventure as we celebrate the arts and outdoors in the beautiful Cornbury Park.

"For us, it's important for friends and family to come along and use the weekend as a place to indulge the senses, relax, eat well, escape, learn and enjoy activities that aren’t so easily accessible in our day to day lives. We’ll be adding foraging in the woods, horse riding, food workshops, a bandstand, a new twist on wine tasting and plenty other new entertainment."

An adult weekend camping tickets are priced at £119. 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.

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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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