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Wilderness Festival

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Some people prefer not to blow their own trumpets.

They just don’t have the brass.

Which is why we’re here: to blow those trumpets for them, while keeping you firmly informed about the best of upcoming events. Events like Wilderness Festival, which this year promises yet another beautifully raucous, multidisciplinary, glitter-showered, forest-dwelling hullabaloo in the heart of Oxfordshire. And to which we’re promising a pair of free tickets, plus annual Nudge Memberships, to one lucky winner and a friend.

And this is how it’s going down…

THE FOOD

We’ll start here, because the fare at Wilderness is more than worthy of top billing. So. There’s the Long Table Banquets, where Yotam Ottolenghi, Nuno Mendes and Wahaca’s Thomasina Miers each take over the banqueting tent for a day to ply diners with decadent feasts on a massive scale; The Feasts, entire restaurants transplanted into the fields which this year include Angela Hartnett’s Café Murano, The Pig, and Petersham Nurseries; The Dining Room, a vast food hall where you can pick and mix from menus cooked up by Berber & Q, Kricket, Breddos Tacos, Frenchie, Bao and Bubbledogs, aaand The Chef’s Table, an intimate dining experience perched atop a hill, where some of the country’s finest chefs are putting together tasting menus for 24 diners around an open kitchen.

THE MUSIC

With a foodie spread like that, you’d probably expect the music to be playing second fiddle. But Wilderness don’t do things by halves, so of course they’re still laying on a cornucopia of music acts, from Two Door Cinema Club to Grace Jones, Bonobo to Michael Kiwanuka. And away from the main stage, there’s The Valley, a dancefloor deep in the forest; The Love Hotel, a brand new venue shimmering with glitter, cherry blossoms, eclectic live performances and late night electropop, and the Folk Barn, home to ceilidhs, romps, and traditional folk sets.

EVERYTHING ELSE

And if you somehow have any spare time left over after all that, you can head to the Forum and The Lyceum, mind-broadening venues buzzing with talks, debates, panels, workshops, spoken word, comedy, cabaret, and the supreme Sunday Papers Live. Or you can head out into the forest and become a spy, a hunter-gatherer or a taxidermist; a blacksmith, a herbalist, or a sculptor. And if you just want to sit back and watch, there’s dance from Sadler’s Wells, roaming storytellers and performance artists, woodland theatre, bonfires and The Great British Brass Off…

…who actually do blow their own trumpets.

NOTE: Wilderness Festival takes place from the 3rd to the 6th of August, in Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. You can now get your festival tickets HERE. Tickets for the 400 person-strong Long Table Banquets – which will get snapped up very quickly – are available HERE.


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Wilderness Festival


Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire,

£££££




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