The first acts have been revealed for the new Timber Festival takes place at Feanedock - a 70 acre woodland site on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border - from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2018, where music, forests, arts and ideas weave together into an weekend in the heart of the National Forest, one of Britain’s boldest environmental projects.
Music will be delivered from three wooden stages and around the campfire. Confirmed to headline are Jane Weaver, This Is The Kit, and Hope & Social, who are joined by Aadae with Afro-centric soul, Welsh singer-songwriter H.Hawkline, folk from Sivu, alt-rock duo Stables, soulful and bluesy arrangements from Jalen N'Gonda, and uplifting Latin and Afrobeat with Discolypso.
There'll be acoustic sets from singer/songwriter Ewan McLennan, electro-pop from Alice Jemima, Oslo singer-songwriter Siv Jakobsen, Rhain, singer-songwriter Brooke Bentham, multi-instrumentalist Emma Gatrill, modern folk from The Dyr Sister, quartet Glass Mountain, composer and sound artist Jason Singh, brass band Perhaps Contraption, one-man band Ichi from Japan, and a collaboration from Grawl!x and Wild B.
Away from the music there'll be the English festival premiere of 'Tree and Wood', which explores our relationship with the trees and woods we depend on for our survival both past and present through a journey through a series of installations, movement, song and music; the greenfield festival premiere of Luke Jerram's 'Museum of the Moon' - a seven metre moon sculpture featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface and sound by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones; Marshmallow Laser Feast’s award-winning immersive virtual reality experience In The Eyes of the Animal; Comedy In The Dark with Leicester Comedy Festival; writers, artists, poets, scientists, philosophers and educators to help re-imagine what woodlands and trees mean and our relationship with the world around us, as well as woodland workshops, runs, relaxation & well-being, foraging workshops, and more.
Early bird tickets are priced at £120 for an adult weekend camping ticket, £40 for a child weekend camping ticket, £40 for an adult day ticket and £15 for a child day ticket. Under 3s go free.
The National Forest is an environmentally-led regeneration project, spanning 200 square miles across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. Working with communities, businesses and land owners, it is the first forest to be created at scale in England for over 1000 years.
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