Wilderness Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Festival Contact Information

General/Volunteer enquires
Email: info@wildernessfestival.com

Festival Description

The Wilderness Festival takes place at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire. The open air event is family-friendly and features a program of live music performances, literary events, speakers and debaters, children’s activities, theatre and more... In addition there will be a range of foods and beverages on offer to suit most palates and wellness events to round out the experience. Cornbury Park offers a lovely setting in its parkland with lakes and forests.

Festival Dates August 7 - 10, 2014
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Festival Events:

Programming 2014:
  • Live Music and Dancing:
    • Metronomy
    • Burt Bacharach
    • London Grammar
    • Jessie Ware with The Wilderness Orchestra
    • Sam Smith
    • Connan Mockasin
    • Gregory Porter
    • Submotion Orchestra
    • Mount Kimbie
    • Soak
    • Flyte
    • Sivu
    • Friends Of The Earth Busking Stage
    • The Travelling Folk Barn with Two For Joy
    • The Local & The English Folk Dance and Song Society
  • Longtable Banquets:
    • Simon Rogan
    • Angela Hartnett
    • Russell Norman & Polpo
  • Spectaculars and Processions:
    • Macnas — A festival takeover by Celtic Procession Pioneers
    • Fire Artistry and this summer’s tallest burning effigy
    • Feast & Gastronomy
    • Sam & Sam Clark’s Moro Souk Tent
    • St. John Dining Room & Bakery
    • Wilderness Cookery School
  • Late Night Revelry:
    • Greg Wilson
    • Futureboogie
    • Horse Meat Disco
    • Psychemagik
    • Zero 7 (DJ)
    • Mojo Filter
    • The Quarry hosted by Rumpus
    • Artful Badger
    • Shangri La & Continental Drifts
    • Aircraft Circus
    • Wilderness Rollerdisco
  • Plus…:
    • Talks, Debates & Literary Arts curated by Secret Forum, with support from The Huffington Post UK


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Social networks:
  • 2011 Live UK Music Business Awards
    • Best Festival (under 15,000 capacity) was awarded to the Wilderness at the Live UK Music Business Awards, voted for by readers of Live UK magazine and the wider industry.


Practical Info:

  • We’re very proud to announce we won the Extra-Festival Activity Award for “spectacular attention to detail” at the UK Festival Awards 2013 the other night. If there ever was an award for us, this was it — we do have horse riding and naked knitting! http://www.festivalawards.com


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