Roy Ayers, a tribute to David Bowie, James Rhodes, and more for Wilderness

line-up for new stage The Atrium, and more announced

By Scott Williams | Published: Tue 12th Apr 2016

Roy Ayers

Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August 2016
Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EH, England MAP
£164 adult weekend camping + booking fee
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Thu 9th Jun 2016

Roy Ayers, Wilderness Orchestra, James Rhodes, London Contemporary Voices, Yijia Zhang, Mojo Filter, Nubiyan Twist, Divine Company, The Comet Is Coming, and The Nomad Collective, lead the line-up announced for new stage The Atrium at this summer's Wilderness festival, set to be held at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire from Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th August 2016.

The Atrium will be "a compendium of high arts and participation, an assembly of sensational music and dance from the UK and around the world." As well as The Wilderness Orchestra performing a tribute to David Bowie, alongside secret guests, the contemporary dance programme will include Sadler's Wells, who join Rambert Choreographic Platform, presenting new work by choreographer Ben Duke (Lost Dog) and composer and drummer Tommy Evans (Submotion Orchestra), 'There We Have Been' by James Cousins Company, 'Ruffle' by Carlos Pons Guerra, 'Without End' by Anthony Middleton, Itzik Galili's 'A Linha Curva' and Rambert Dancers. The Place presents Avant Garde Dance with excerpts from their new work 'Fagin’s Twist', and Just Us Dance Theatre, among others, and Divine Company return.

The participation element at The Atrium includes The Sunday Assembly, Karaorkestra and Hip Hop Karaoke, Mass Yoga with Nadia Narain, dancing lessons with Swing Patrol, The Non-Applicable Dance Company, and giant drumming workshops.

On The Carousel Stage, Glastonbury’s Shangri-La programmer DJ Chris Tofu has programmed a line-up, hosted by Continental Drifts and Global Local including Hackney Colliery Band, Cut Capers, The Jenova Collective, Katy Carr, Thrill Collins, The Baghdaddies, Mad Apple Circus, Forest of Fools, and Daytoner.

The Travelling Folk Barn hosted by Hackney live promoter Woodburner Music, folk collective Two For Joy, ‘neighbourly international music’ people The Local, the English Folk Dance and Song Society and the intimate and acoustic specialists Front Room Songs. They bring a line-up featuring 47soul, Polly & The Billets Doux, Mad Dog Mcrea, Jaz Delorian, Curtis Eller's American Circus, RSVP, Gideon Conn, Hattie Whitehead, Snufkin & The Devil's Doorbell, Jimmy Grayburn & The Medlars, and Bamako Overground.

The Juke Joint home of bluegrass and Americana live music at the festival, curated by Petersham Road comes complete with special guest musicians just announced including Son Of Dave, Henri Herbert, Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers, Ephemerals, Kansas Smitty's, Little Victor, John Joseph Brill, Miraculous Mule, Black Cat Boppers, The Future Shape Of Sound, Bare Hunter, Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, Kasai Masai, Jerimiah Marques & The Blue Aces, and George Eliot.

The festival features two UK exclusive performances from headliners Sensational Space Shifters ft Robert Plant, and The Flaming Lips performing The Soft Bulletin as well as a line-up including Crystal Fighters, Parov Stelar, Lianne La Havas, Goldie & The Heritage Orchestra performing Timeless, Glass Animals, Matt Corby, Shura, Tourist, Georgia, Rosie Lowe, Elias, Hackney Colliery Band, Holy Moly & the Crackers, The Buffalo Skinners, Gentle Mystics, Batch Gueye, Screamin' Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya' Mama Big Band, Tantz, Theo Bard, Apple Of My Eye, Martha Tilston, Garance and the Mitochondries, Cut a Shine, The Dovetail Trio, Cardboard Fox, and Stompin Dave Allen.

Plus The Valley will host, late night parties with A Love from Outer Space: Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston, Derrick Carter (Disco Set), Tom Middleton, Goldie Influences set, Jackmaster, and PBR Streetgang.

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Early bird tickets have sold out. An adult weekend camping ticket is currently priced at £164.
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 live in vehicle pass is £100.

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