Wilderness Festival has announced the first wave of acts for its celebration of art and nature on the 8th – 11th August this year.
Set in the striking landscapes of Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire and returning for its third year, this year’s diverse range of acts will include Empire Of The Sun, King Krule, Michael Kiwanuka, Lucy Rose and legendary Detroit troubadour, Rodriguez.
An Oscar winner in 2013 for his ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ documentary, Rodriguez said: “It is an honour and pleasure to be included to perform at this year's Wilderness. I am told that it is at a beautiful location, so we are definitely looking forward to the scene.”
A fun, family orientated feast of seasonal cuisine, music and theatre, other attractions will include performances from Shakespeare’s Globe and Exmouth Market's famous Moro cooking up a mouthwatering storm. Winning the award for Best New Festival in 2011 at the UK Festival awards, Wilderness will also feature performances from France's most prolific circus and theatre collectives, Transe Express and Lespepones.
Festival organisers Dean James, Tim Harvey, Jim Whewell and Jo Vidler said: "From this year's exquisite banqueting concepts to the epic theatrical shows we are bringing over from mainland France, it will be a weekend of both electrifying entertainments and restful escape."
Weekend tickets cost £139 with family weekend tickets at £335 and free entry for children under ten. All tickets are available at www.wildernessfestival.com.
Words by James Evans