The first line-up details have been revealed for Wilderness festival, which is held at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire from Thursday 2nd until Sunday 5th August 2018.
Lining up on the Main Stage will be Nile Rodgers and Chic, Bastille, Jon Hopkins, Kamasi Washington, Baxter Dury, !!! (chk chk chk), IAMDDB, Palace, Joy Crookes, Dan Owen, My Baby, Billy Lockett, Mahalia, Confidence Man, Carmody, Freya Ridings, and Stereo Honey, plus 'an afternoon' with BBC Music Introducing.
The Atrium has 'world class music, dance & performance', and Ronnie Scott's present Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly celebrating '50 years of Cold Sweat', who are joined by Scott McKeon's Superjam, Afriquoi, My Baby, Henge, Kokoroko, The Scribes, Sadler's Wells, Tavazina 'Izindava', and Massive Violins.
Over the weekend there's also the Wilderness Orchestra presents 'God's Jukebox', Hip Hop Karaoke, Oh My God! It's The Church., there's mass yoga, and mass dance, while Ideas and Literary Arts includes Letters Live, The Economist, London Review of Books, The School of Life, Sunday Papers Live, Refinery 29, The RSA, 5X 15, Talking Politics, and more, including an audience-fuelled ‘Ideas Slam: Wilderness Saves The World’ session, focused around ideas for positive change, and ‘Headturners: Ideas to make you see the world differently’.
For the hungry there's long banquet feasts, although why anyone wants to pay over-the-top for something that's unlikely to come out as it would in a restaurant while missing the other entertainment that's been paid for we're not quite sure. Chefs this year include Santiago Lastra, Sam Buckley, and James Lowe.
For Theatre & Arts, Wilderness is thrilled to announce new partnerships with The Royal Academy of Arts and British Film Institute and as well as their continued alliance with V&A, presenting ‘Fashioned from Nature and Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe’. Furthermore, there will be live podcasts from a stellar line up of influencers including No Such Thing as a Fish, Ctrl Alt Delete, Queer Say, and News Roast.
In new venues ‘The Be All and End Hall’ has variety, vaudeville comedy and cabaret. Joining the show are Edinburgh Fringe favourites Bourgeois and Maurice as well as performances from Pecs Drag Kings, Hackney Showroom and Missy Fatale’s Kabarett Verboten. Drop in and join the Wilderness Chorus Line with The Bee’s Knees or learn to tap dance with Sole Rebel Tap.
Another new venue is ‘The Hereafter’, the ultimate rock and roll stage, curated by The Great Brain Robbery. Here there's Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Henri Herbert & The Fury, Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers plus many more.
Tickets are now on sale, currently priced as follows: An adult weekend camping ticket is £179.50; Young person (aged 13-17 years) ticket is £126.25, junior ticket (aged 6-12 years) is £39.75, with tickets for children aged 5 years and younger priced at £6.25. A car park ticket is priced at £15. A live in vehicle pass is £200.
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