Wilderness Festival announces 'Cinema Takeover'

three cinematic spectaculars unveiled including site wide Bugsy Malone

published: Thu 17th May 2012

Asian Dub Foundation

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

This summer's Wilderness festival, held at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th August 2012, will host three cinematic spectaculars at Wilderness 2012 including their 'Bugsy Malone' show performed across the whole festival site.

Asian Dub Foundation
This exclusive festival film partnership with the festival of musicianship, theatre, talks, panel debates, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and food experiences will also include on the final, Sunday, night The Other Cinema's presentation of 'La Haine' featuring 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'.

On the first night, Friday 10th August, 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.

Fabien Riggall, founder and creative director of Future Cinema said, "We are really excited to come to Wilderness Festival, which we see as one of the most exciting new arts festivals around. We are looking to transform the entire site into Bugsy Malone for the opening night with the biggest splurge fight ever staged, then creating a secret event in the woods on the Saturday night and closing with the incredible Asian Dub Foundation playing live to La Haine on Sunday."

Wilderness organiser Tim Harvey added, "Wilderness has always sought to break the normal conventions of mainstream festivals and this exclusive festival film partnership does exactly that. For us, it's about delivering cultural experiences that are individually tailored to the majestic landscape of Cornbury Park and we're delighted to have the Future Cinema team create a series of truly ambitious cinematic happenings over each of the three days this August. The Bugsy take-over on Friday night will be an astonishing spectacle and one that adds yet another really unique dimension to the show and we look forward to welcoming both Future Cinema and Secret Cinema's audience to Wilderness this August."

Already confirmed are Rodrigo Y Gabriela performing exclusively with C.U.B.A, Wilco, Spiritualized, Stornoway, Lianne La Havas, London Folk Guild, Cloud Control, Giant Giant Sand, Grant Lee Buffalo, Jenny O, Field Music, Fatoumata Diawara, Milagres, and To Kill A King.

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. Tier 2 tickets are almost sold out.

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around the festival site

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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