Rolling Stone’s “Best Lead Singer of All Time” is headlining Wilderness Festival for the only UK performance on his tour. Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters will play a UK exclusive performance at Wilderness performing new songs and Led Zeppelin classics.
Wilderness Festival fills Cornbury Park with music, culture and escapism, communal feasts and woodland parties amidst ancient oak trees. There are lakes for wild swimming and open-air theatre, unique spectaculars, workshops and a Lakeside Spa.
Robert Plant joins an electric line-up, from rock stars to star chefs, jazz legends to headline speakers. Ronnie Scott's bring Roy Ayers, The Flaming Lips perform The Soft Bulletin (another UK exclusive), Michelin-starred chefs like Raymond Blanc host Long-Table Banquets, and the likes of The V&A headline the talks tents...
Busyness is everywhere, in your morning, at your desk, in your home and even in your thoughts. We’re always doing and always planning: ‘more forwards’ as the saying goes. Come summer time, we feel a little time in the wilderness helps correct the balance of the busyness. Four days in a nature reserve to meet new people, meet new ideas and new experiences. If Wilderness had a saying, it would probably be ‘meet the world’: a world of creativity and culture, of festival and flora, of ideas and identity. Wilderness aims to slip off your shoes, settle you down and then showcase the best of who we are, where we belong and what we create. As our unofficial saying goes, come to the wilderness to meet the world. Before Wilderness, festivals’ didn’t offer forests or feasts. No one knew of a festival where you woke early to swim, or stayed late to learn. The story of Wilderness is one of gently rolling back the steel fences and quietly asking people of all ages to live together for one weekend; a story of exploring the widest lens of cultural ambition and inviting the outdoors back into the heart of the artistic experience. It’s a story of nudging the festival experience both into the past and towards the future…
In 2011 Wilderness was born, with five thousand people celebrating the arts and outdoors in an ancient landscape. Brought to you by the creators of some of the UK’s finest and most celebrated events, its inception was one of bringing together reciprocal talents: passion to build transformative experiences with a deep love of artistry and artisans.
Wilderness is a celebration of the arts and delights a place for relaxation and revelry and simple pleasures.
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