Category: Festivals

To complement their programme of world-class music, woodland-theatre, forest parties, talks and famed chef line-up, Wilderness have curated a tranquil realm of Wellbeing, a festival within a festival.

In their seventh year, Wilderness brings new talent and the most prestigious Wellbeing partners. Think masterclasses from eminent yoga leaders, workshops from renowned health experts and specially designed programmes from celebrated centres of excellence.

Nestled close to the soothing sounds of the emerald swimming lakes is The Sanctuary. A shanti space for winding down away from the bustle of festival life and exploring new practices. Whether it’s trying Hot Yoga for the first time with Fierce Grace, or getting balletic with Xtend Barre, or a luxurious therapy with Neal’s Yard Remedies The Sanctuary will provide something for what ails you.

The Sanctuary garden will become home to healers, yogis, and holistic practitioners from a broad range of backgrounds and will offer more traditional classes for Hatha, Slow Flow, VInyasa, and Ashtanga, with plenty of options for all skill levels.

Acclaimed therapists from Neals Yard Remedies will offer their signature facials, deep tissue, and aromatherapy massage, which will leave you revitalised and ready to explore the wonders of Wilderness.

New for 2017, Carl Faure, the founder of renowned school London yoga studio Stretch, and Rocket Yoga’s Marcus Veda will be offering classes specially catered to men who might feel afraid to give Yoga a try. Adam Husler, will be hosting a workshop that aims to shed light on ‘The Real Reason Men are Terrible at Yoga’.

Cate Miller, founder and owner of Xtend Barre London, is at the forefront of the Barre movement. Her world-famous workout combines dance, ballet and pilates. At Wilderness, Cate will bring the classic Xtend Barre technique to Cornbury Park for a workshop sure to get your heart racing.

Further exciting highlights include partnerships with exceptional institutions such as The Life Centre, Sangye Yoga School, The Special Yoga Centre and Oxford’s Inner Space, each offering a unique style and experience.

Those looking to explore something new can try their hand at styles less familiar, including Hip Hop Yoga with Julie Montagu, super energetic and dynamic flow yoga to the more legendary hip hop tracks, to get your heart racing.

Nine Lives will be offering Acro Yoga, a workshop that seamlessly blends acrobatics and yoga. The blissful lake will host Paddleboard Yoga. Friends of Wilderness and Internationally acclaimed dance company Rambert will impart wisdom on the formal approach to movement and flow with their Movement Workshop.

Settled on the banks of the lake, The Wilderness Lakeside Spa is set to return for 2017. The Lakeside Spa has inspired many imitators, and remains the most stunning spot to relaxing a wood-fired hot tub by the clearest of lakes.

Wilderness provides a rare opportunity to experience the joys of a thriving arts community in resplendent surroundings, whilst cultivating your inner self.

"Where else can you have a fabulous massage and wallow in a hot tub in a field while a rocking' great festival goes off in the background?" 
The Tatler Spa Guide

“A weekend romping around the Oxfordshire countryside did wonders for the mind, body & soul” 
Women's Health

Wellbeing at Wilderness...
In The Sanctuary, the festival’s dedicated Wellbeing area:

Centres of excellence…
XTEND BARRE STUDIO / FIERCE GRACE
THE LIFE CENTRE / SANGYE YOGA SCHOOL / STRETCH / THE SPECIAL YOGA CENTRE

Masterclasses, Workshops & Talks from the experts...
YOGI ASHOKANANDA / JULIE MONTAGU / MARCUS VEDA / TANIA BROWN / G-LOVE / NINE LIVES / JEFF & JENNIE PHENIX / TAMMY MITTEL / AMBER SCOTT

Yoga Classes For Everyone…
HATHA / SLOW FLOW / VINYASA FLOW / ASHTANGA / YOGA NIDRA / JIVAMUKTI / KUNDALINI / RESTORATIVE & RE-ENERGISING YOGA / ROCKET YOGA
PILATES / MOVEMENT WITH RAMBERT / GENTLE YOGA

Try something new...
HIP HOP YOGA / ACRO YOGA / YOGA RAVE / YOGA LIGHT VIBES
PADDLEBOARD YOGA / FAMILY YOGA / YOGA BRUNCH CLUB

Massages, Treatments & Facials with NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES

Relaxation and Meditation...
MEDITATION WITH INNER SPACE OXFORD
MINDFUL EATING MEDITATION
OMMERSION
QOYA DANCING WITH YOUR WILD WOMAN in the forest
WOODEN STAFF WORKSHOPS, FANS AND MINDFUL MOVEMENT WITH TAI CHI LIFE
FOREST SCHOOL MOVEMENT
WILD FITNESS
WILD NUTRITION
‘THE REAL REASON MEN ARE TERRIBLE AT YOGA’ WITH ADAM HUSLER
NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES MASSAGES & FACIALS

To see the full programme so far, please visit:
www.wildernessfestival.com/2017-programme

A taster of the rest of the 2017 programme…

The Main Stage
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
GRACE JONES - BONOBO Live
FIRST AID KIT - MICHAEL KIWANUKA - TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
AURORA - RAY BLK
HUDSON TAYLOR - LOUIS BERRY - THE CORRESPONDENTS
THE TURBANS - SIGRID - THE SKA VENGERS - BRIAN DEADY
TEN FE - TENDER CENTRAL - CATHERINE MCGRATH

Long-Table Banquets
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI - NUNO MENDES - THOMASINA MIERS

secret-garden-party-picIt's always a big one - we've had space, we've had under the sea and now we're going current age with VIPs.

Secret Garden Party organisers plan on holding the biggest VIP –LOL-Off ever, (we all VIPs) as theme for 15th edition 2017 is announced……SWEET DREAMS.  Are made of these? And who are we to disagree…

Fame, celebrity, a media that obsesses over both and huge business that sells us access to, and relics of, them: the one thing that’s clear is we have ourselves a new religion…  of sorts. But this is a doctrine that offers us a troubling vision of Heaven on Earth; a room, full of our idols, guarded behind doors, with a strict entry criteria…

So, in this Strictly X Factor Love Island I’m a Kardashian #get-me-out-of-here social, instant, online world; what should we do?  How much do we embrace this idea of the universal right to fame and, if we do, should we all start immediately baking, blogging, dancing, cooking, singing and redecorating our little hearts out, to get 'there’?  You know that place down the red carpet and behind the velvet rope…

Well this summer the Secret Garden Party invites you to join it ‘there’ and finally find out if it’s anywhere we want to be.

In the tradition of the bacchanals, we will satiate this worldly distraction to the point we can break free from it - to finally gain a true perspective.  And in doing so, set a new, true precedent. So we’re donning our finest threads and polishing up like never before for the biggest VIP LOL-off you’ve ever seen. Where everyone likes / follows / adores you, the bouncers all know your name and the Sweet Dreams are made by You…

Also - calling all London artistic types - Art Applications are now open:

SGP is calling out for next year’s creative wonders. Since launching the Grants Programme in the Garden, there’s been an explosion of creative work adorning the site with imaginative installations year on year.  Now SGP is on the hunt for the new and spectacular, theme-inspired pieces for 2017. Artists, Designers & the wildly creative, be a part of this credible arts collective. With commissions, grants and development funds available contact: art@secretgardenparty.com

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Is there anything Chance The Rapper can't do? Teaming up with Bud Light, Chicago's next best thing is putting on his very own festival with an awesome lineup! Dubbed as the "first ever music festival at U.S. Cellular Field on Chicago's South Side," artists on the bill include Skrillex, Alicia Keys, Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Chance The Rapper himself & more.

If you're reading this from across the pond and fancy attending the show, head over to Chance's website to buy your tickets now.

With an outer space theme for 2016 Camp Bestival is going to knock the astronaut socks off both you and your little ones this summer. If you are missing your festival days now that you have some little legs in tow fret not, Camp Bestival will cater for all your festival needs, both your own and your kiddies so no one feels they're missing out.

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DJs & SOUNDSYSTEMS:

SASHA / GREG WILSON’S SUPER WEIRD SUBSTANCE / DAVID RODIGAN MBE PRESENTS RAM JAM: TREVOR NELSON, WOOKIE, KIKO BUN (LIVE) & VENUM SOUND / NORMAN JAY MBE / ACID HOUSEWIFE (LOTTIE & SMOKIN JO) / ENGLISH DISCO LOVERS / BIG FISH LITTLE FISH / FUN DMC / KIDS DISCO WITH PAN’S PEOPLE / NUTTY’S DISCO / JUNIOR JUNGLE RAVE

 

You can be sure that the moon walk is just one of the signature moves that we’ll be busting out as we reach for the firmament of dancefloor stars who’ll be keeping us space raving family style all weekend long at Lulworth Castle at the end of July.

Astro-mixmaster Rob da Bank says: “We always like to get the whole family dancing at Camp Bestival, so this year I’m really chuffed that we have some proper DJing legends who will be more than familiar to mums and dads but who will definitely get the kids up on their feet and partying. From the legendary Sasha, Hacienda giant Greg Wilson and lifetimeCamp Bestival resident David Rodigan to amazing family ravers Big Fish Little Fish and Fun DMC, not forgetting Pan’s People, we’re all going to be spoilt for choice!”

Heading up the cavalcade of cosmic explorers, and providing a golden opportunity for parents to relive their intergalactic youth, we are ecstatic to welcome Sasha back to Space Camp Lulworth. A veritable rave god, Sasha is a man who knows how to take a crowd on a voyage into the unknown and we can’t wait!

The legends don’t stop there as we will also have hacienda stalwart Greg Wilson’s Super Weird Substance, reggae great David Rodigan MBE who will present Ram Jam featuring sets from Trevor Nelson, Wookie, Kiko Bun (live) andVenum Sound and rare groove kingpin Norman Jay MBE will be making good on the ones and twos. Plus, we will have sets from Acid Housewife featuring Lottie & Smokin Jo, and English Disco Lovers.

Pioneers of family clubbing Big Fish Little Fish will be back to rock the tots once again and there will be beats and bass for big and little kids alike with sets from Fun DMC, the Kids Disco with Pan’s People, Nutty’s Disco and Junior Jungle Rave who are guaranteed to make the little’uns jump up.

Tickets are selling really fast for the Outer Space adventures and there's still plenty more space-based goodness to announce so make sure you grab yours while you can and keep on checking our website, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest sub space communications.

 

Camp Bestival Festival Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2016 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

Camp Bestival 2016 Weekend Ticket Prices:

Adult Weekend Ticket - £197.50*

Student Weekend Ticket - £185*

Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket - £118*

Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket - £93*

Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket - £45*

Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket - £15*

Babes In Arms (1 & Under) - FREE (but ticket required)*

All tickets include camping from Thursday or Friday.

*NB: please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions

 

Weekly Payment Plan:

Use our 15-week payment plan to purchase your tickets meaning that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of around £12 per week over 14 consecutive weekly payments following your initial deposit payment. Book online via Ticketline only: select 'Camp Bestival 2016 - Weekend Payment Plan'. Once you have signed up to the payment plan, which basically means giving your agreement by ticking the bank mandate form on Ticketline’s website, they will automatically debit your card on a weekly basis. NB: Booking fees and a deposit (£27.50 per adult ticket) will be charged with your initial transaction.  More info here.

Car Parking - £20 in advance

Campervan Ticket - £85 per vehicle - please read Campervan T&Cs before booking

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket - £96 (One car only per caravan/trailer tent – no exceptions). Please read Caravan/Trailer tent T&Cs here.

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Australian electronic duo Flight Facilities have been announced as the first headliner of TheSoundYouNeed Festival in Malta this August. Also representing Down Under is the electronic/hip hop fusers Hermitude who will be joined a handful of UK acts added to the lineup including Snakehips, Kidnap Kid, Karma Kid, Tom Misch (sold out London’s iconic Bussey Building in under one minute), Elderbrook and TCTS.

Also, making their Maltese debut will be the French electronic newcomer Un Deux and Canadian duo Tennyson.

 

Revellers can also expect sets from Hudson Mohawke, Bondax, Maribou State and many more. Often overlooked, Malta is one of the most beautiful, heart-capturing destinations in Europe. Golden sand, red sand, blue lagoons, medieval dungeons and Calypso’s Cave in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea make Malta the perfect host for what promises to be an unforgettable weekend of music magic.  Early bird tickets are now sold out.

 

General release will go on sale from 00h00 (GMT) Wednesday 23, March 2016 for £99 (+ £12.50 BF) and VIP tickets will go on sale from 19h00 (GMT) for (£149.00 + £18.70BF) - http://malta.tsyn.co/en/event/thesoundyouneed-malta-2016