Headliners Bjork, Ben Howard, and George Clinton And Funkadelic/Parliament, plus Roisin Murphy, Nick Mulvey, Nils Frahm, Caravan Palace, Hercules And Love Affair, Brandt Brauer Frick, Benjamin Clementine, Ibibio Sound Machine, and Will And The People have been announced for Wilderness festival, set to be held at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire from Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th August 2015.
The festival which is curated by the producers of Secret Garden Party and Lovebox offers musicianship, theatre, talks, panel debates, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and food experiences returns for a fourth year and will also host The Travelling Folk Barn with Front Room Songs, Woodburner Music, Two for Joy, The Local & The English Folk Dance & Song Society, The Wilderness Orchestra, Karaorchestra, and The Wilderness Choir.
The long-table banquets return, with a feast provided by Angela Hartnett, more food is on offer in the field restaurants with cooking from Hix, Moro, and Petersham Nurseries, as well as posh dining at the The Chef’s Table with Nuno Mendes, Scott Hallsworth, James Knappett, and Neil Borthwick, and The Wilderness Cookery School with Daylesford Organic.
Across the festival as nighttime descends evenings in the Grand Spiegel will be headlined by The Tiger Lillies, and Camille O'Sullivan. Other late night entertainment includes an evening with Ronnie Scott’s in The Grand Spiegel, deep south Americana at The Juke Joint, gypsy swing & big brass bands at The Carousel Stage and The Candlelight Club. Along with aerial spectaculars from Gorilla Circus.
In the Revellers Village, entertainment includes side shows, performers, circus, theatre, camps and trickery, with Artful Badger, performance curated by the acclaimed Rumpus, Shotgun Carousel processions and performance, tarot readers, bonfire stages, late night bars, experiences such as the Travelling Gazebo Rave and glorious performances by Insect Circus Travelling Museum and the critically acclaimed Foolish People. Plus A Curious Invitation Natural History Tent, Insect Circus Travelling Museum, Prangsta Costumiers, Violet’s Box, Masque The Rage, Divine Company, and a Travelling Gazebo Rave.
Theatre, Arts & Performance will come from Foolish People, Old Vic New Voices, Oxford Shakespeare Company, Acrojou, Son & Sons, The RSPLB (Royal Society of Pursuit of Love Birds), Friends of the Earth Camp, Prince Charles Cinema, The Wilderness Orchestra, Diana Yukawa, Avi Avital, The Return of Champagne Laurent Perrier Orangery, Battersea Arts Centre present 'The Archivists', Opera Holland Park – 'Alice in Wonderland', and Opera North present 'The Devil’s Jukebox'
The Champagne Laurent Perrier Orangery returns for another decadent but all new go-round this year, along with the Princes Charles Cinema and Wilderness Orchestra, and there will also be a Saturday Night Spectacular and a Sunday Night Fire Walking Ceremony. New additions for 2015 includes The Wilderness Studio - a new dedicated space for fine arts & craft workshops, as well as The Wilderness Choir to join the Wilderness Orchestra.
The Grand Spiegel tent will offer performance and workshops with booths, seats and even a cocktail bar, all contained within. Through the weekend it will play host to a glorious slew of multi sensory delights including a sensory classical concert by BitterSuite, Perfume Making Workshops, Robin Collective Tastings, Cocktail Making Masterclasses, Synesthesia Seminars, and an Erotic Literature Salon, for the most sturdy of heart.
Talks, Debates and Literary Arts will be curated by Secret Forum, Sunday Papers Live, The Sunday Assembly, Secret Forum Fiction, Frontline Club, Explorer Camp, Spark Storytelling, The Wilderness School of Thought, New Economic Foundation, Guerrilla Archaeology, V&A, Embercombe, NOW Live Events, and The Odditorium.
Outdoor Pursuits and Wellbeing on offer this year include horse riding, wild swimming, fly fishing, low bow archery, secret adventures, philosophy walks, croquet east, hunter gather cook foraging and butchery, boating, wild medicine walks, and greencrafts arts & crafts.
Then there's family magic and games, Bearded Kitten’s Cricket Match, The Hollow, Storystock, Flying Seagulls, Pachamamma Crafts, Hunter Gather Cook Overnight Camps, Badaboom Dress Up, Princesses and Pirates Children’s Parade, and Mortimer Nannies Babysitting Services.
Early bird tickets have sold out. An adult weekend camping ticket is priced at £165.
Young person (aged 11-17 years) tickets are priced at £80, with tickets for children aged 10 years and younger priced at £5, A campervan ticket is priced at £65, and a car park ticket is priced at £10. A motorhome pass is £85, a caravan with towing vehicle £95, and a large motorhome/winnebago £100.
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