Wilderness 2020 line up announcement includes Loyle Carner, Foals, Supergrass, Kelis, BICEP live, Elder Island, David Rodigan & The Outlook Orchestra, Jayda G, Letters Live, Chefs Richard Corrigan, Skye Gyngell, Fergus Henderson, Trevor Gulliver plus many more.
The festival features live music, food experiences, late-night parties, theatre, talks and debates. The event returns for its 10th edition to Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire from Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2nd August 2020. Get Tickets
At the festival you will also find nature walks, Well Being Area, Spa, Boutique Babysitting, banquets under canopies, tented talks, midnight masked balls, barefoot dancing, parkland processions and ritualistic revelry.
For the Arts you will find Letters Live, Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, Intelligence Squared, Sunday Papers Live, Too Many Ts, Hip Hop Karaoke, The Wilderness Proms, God’s Jukebox, the wannabes can join in with The Dance Off Present – Wilderness Has Got Talent, The Art Studio, The Greencrafts Village, and Phlox Books.
See last years highlight video to get a feel for the festival.
Wilderness are the pioneers of festival banqueting, and as ever, deliver a mouth-watering line-up comprised of leaders in the global food scene. Thursday’s Long Table Banquet continues the Woodfired and Friends series, with Smokestak’s David Carter joining Cornwall’s Woodfired Canteen to cook up a storm for the opening night family feast. Irish chef Richard Corrigan is lauded as one of the greatest chefs of his generation and has received praise from some of the fiercest food and restaurants critics in the land. He hosts Friday’s prestigious Long Table Banquet. Skye Gyngell, star of the very first Wilderness and founder of Spring, returns to Cornbury Park with an all-star cast of some of the hottest chef talent in the UK. While Sunday is topped by the legendary Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver of St. John fame in the ultimate nose-to-tail celebration to close Season Ten.
The intimate Chef’s Table is perched on a hillside overlooking a lake. Here you’ll find incredible food cooked before your eyes at an intimate restaurant under canvas – a one-of-a-kind tasting menu from the finest chefs of the moment. This year’s line-up includes Brad Carter of the Michelin star Carter’s of Moseley and Damian Clisby of Emile, with more to be announced.
The sprawling music and arts proposition comes with a side of silliness, as games, theatrics and mass participatory escapades ring out across the Village Green. The Club House is the capital of all things silly. Their Sports Day hosts are famed for their off-the-cuff comedy and relentless energy. The Grand Irrational horse race returns for another year of horseplay and human dressage. The Wilderness Cricket Match hosted by Bearded Kitten is the original festival cricket fixture, featuring a swelling line-up of heroes, villains and dubious umpiring decisions.
The Sanctuary is the capital of calm, nourishing body and soul in myriad ways via a varied schedule of workshops, workouts, talks, yoga classes and meditations. The blissful wood-fired Lakeside Spa is your own slice of utter paradise for those in search of pampering.
The programme for families is as colourful and imaginative as ever, with Cornish theatre troop Rogue Theatre delighting all ages with their woodland shows, Storystock, the travelling story circus and The Flying Seagulls all returning to spread light, love and inspiration.
There is a return to a celebration of classic Wilderness traditions. A nod to old school origins. The programme is inspired by the landscape and the natural world and as such is a true celebration of the wild, of adventure and of wilderness itself. Dive in the lakes, roll in the grass, ride a bike through the forests, camp under the stars and then dance like there’s no tomorrow to some of the mightiest sounds on the planet. After all, that is what Wilderness is all about.