INTO THE WILD: Wilderness Festival celebrates music, food and the great outdoors
Thu Jan 1, 1970
Brought to you by the organisers of Lovebox and Secret Garden Party, Wilderness is an award winning festival of music, food, talks and debates, late night parties and outdoor pursuits returning to the breathtaking Cornbury Estate on 10-12th August 2012.
Presenting some of the finest names in the music world, such as Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and pulse pounding orchestra C.U.B.A; London Folk Guild and US rockers Giant Giant Sand and Grant Lee Buffalo, but also the honey voiced Jenny O, Sunderland’s finest Field Music, Malian songstress Fatoumata Diawara, New York hipsters Milagres, folk-pop outfit To Kill a King, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, the east London five-piece Crystal Fighters and Nottingham singer songwriter Jake Bugg, Wilderness is set to be a treat for the ear.
The much lauded banquets will be making a return for 2012 with another three days of communal feasting. Yotam Ottolenghi is curating one of the weekend’s three sumptuous feasts. He will be joined by the founder of the award winning St John restaurant, Michelin Star chef Fergus Henderson. Completing the set is nature lover Valentine Warner, who will be sourcing the ingredients for his veritable feast from a three-mile radius of the Wilderness festival site. Exmouth market’s famous Moro will be making a welcome return to the wild for 2012 to host their very own Souk Tent. The 2012 food offering will also include an immersive mix of talks, tastings and workshops courtesy of the Cotswolds food school Thyme at Southrope Manor.
The fo:rem will also return to feed and enrich the mind with its nourishing line up of talks and debates. The likes of Aleks Krotoski, Tim Gill, Intelligence Squared and Robin Ince will be amongst the speakers lined up for a weekend of talks, debates and related workshops. A new addition to the talks and debates lineup is The School of Life whose London-based workshops have consistently sold out and offer a place for people to step back and think wisely. Tom Hodkinson’s Idler Academy will return to Wilderness inviting festival goers to view life differently and The Royal Observatory will also be on hand offering star gazing sessions.
The Old Vic is back to host a wild masked ball bringing together incredible performance and an outlandish party deep in the woods and after all that, there is The Wilderness Spa to fully relax at. It will offer festival-goers hot tubs, a champagne bar, saunas and massages. A new addition for 2012 is The Healing Herb Garden, which can be found nestled in the woods amongst saves of lavender and geranium galore offering a safe haven of restorative treatments and workshops. There is also entertainment for the kids and families from workshops to cricket matches and shows.
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