The Main Stage is an eclectic beast - just like Wilderness itself. Now announced in full, it plays host to the most incandescent spectacles and genre-spanning live shows. This year the brilliant and buoyant Two Door Cinema Club, the irrepressible polymath Grace Jones and the lush and hypnotic Bonobo headline.
They are supported by Swedish duo First Aid Kit, the soul-drenched talent of Michael Kiwanuka and reggae classics Toots & The Maytals. Aurora brings her dark folk from Norway, and the ‘Lauryn Hill of the UK’ Ray BLK also brings her urban magic to the wilds of Cornbury Park. And just added are Isaac Gracie, Lisa Marini and Cosmic Strip.
The Love Hotel is the latest venue to grace the woodland’s fringes at Wilderness. Inspired by Asian love hotels, this is the kitsch, boutique hotel of love, popping with dancers and Cherry Blossom, headed up by none other than Anchorsong, Fifi Rong and Blue Lab Beats. Just announced are She Drew The Gun, presented by Wilderness partners BBC Music, Lakuta, Cosmo Pyke and many more.
The Valley is infamous. The perfect forest dancefloor is a woodland amphitheatre which, by night becomes a dance paradise. This year, NMBRS Boss Jackmaster joins upfront Magnetic Man Artwork and sun-drenched, dubbed out perfection of Nightmares On Wax.
Crazy P bring their live disco, PBR Streetgang touch-down on a house tip and Peak and Swift take time out from their infamous Berlin club Renate to treat The Valley to something special.
The Atrium is the compendium of high arts. Music and theatre, world class dance companies, show tunes meet classical music, Hip Hop Karaoke rubs up against jazz, mass yoga meets swing dance. Jazz institution Ronnie Scott’s take the reins for a special night of high atmospherics with Lucky Peterson.
The Wilderness Orchestra pay tribute to Nina Simone with the help of the wonderful Laura Mvula and special guests Will Young, Honeyfeet’s Rioghnach Connolly and the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion with Liane Carroll and Paul Robinson, Nina’s drummer for 20 years. Leftfield pianist and composer Hauschka performs.
London label and promoter Movimentos host a tropical party featuring some of the freshest artists from their stable and The Age of L.U.N.A bring their hip hop to The Atrium.
The Folk Barn, as ever, is a destination for some of the globe’s most respected folk artists. Curated by four folk institutions, this year Alice Phoebe Lou, My Baby, The Breath and The Langan Band headline, with the best of the scene backing them up.
The Carousel from the creator of Glastonbury’s Shangri-La - Chris Tofu - hums with big rhythms: gypsy bass, Balkan madness, electro swing, breaks meets roots meets funk. This year Flamingods, Cut Capers and The Ska Vengers will be making the Carousel spin, alongside the most professional party-starting outfits renowned for their shows.
Join us for a Voodoo Rising party on Friday, The Shotgun Wedding Show on Saturday and a Sunday Stampede….
Brand new party venue The Hustle promises to wow, but won’t be telling you who’ll be spinning… The finest disco funk jams and a resonant dancefloor to be graced by some very special guests. Label takeovers, vinyl sessions, secret sets. The place to come to dance.
And last, but by no means least… The Club House. An arena for winners, sports, games and silliness of all persuasions byt day. By night madnessdescends and music takes the to the fore. Just announced are Strange Attractor, The Brass Funkeys and Lori Campbell, leading the charge for evenings in your finest sports kit.
THE MUSICAL PROGRAMME FOR WILDERNESS FESTIVAL 2017
THE MAIN STAGE WITH BBC MUSIC
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
ISAAC GRACIE - COSMIC STRIP - LISA MARINI
JACKMASTER - ARTWORK
NIGHTMARES ON WAX DJ SET
CRAZY P - PBR STREETGANG - MR DORIS
PEAK & SWIFT - WAIFS & STRAYS AND ITCHY RICH
DAVE HARVEY FUTUREBOOGIE - HOT BLOOD
THE TRAVELLING FOLK BARN
with Front Room Songs, Woodburner, Two for Joy, The EFDSS & The Local
ALICE PHOEBE LOU MY BABY THE BREATH THE LANGAN BAND
LENA LAKI BLACK PEACHES JOSIENNE CLARK AND BEN WALKER
NINA HARRIES MONSTER CEILIDH BAND RICHI JONES
THE ANATOMY OF FRANK RAINBROTHER BAYOU SECO
‘THE BIG BARN DANCE’ WITH CUT A SHINE
WE SINGING COLORS NADINE KHOURI COSIMA RAOUL VIGNAL
HOT ROCK PILGRIMS FAITH I BRANKO
MELLAH STILLHOUSE JAMES RILEY
OLIVER HOARE & THE LATE GREAT THE CASH COWS
THE RELATIVES FELL ASSEMBLY LANE CRAIG JUDELMAN
YOLANDA EYAMA & AFRO WORLD GROOVE
THE LOVE HOTEL
SHE DREW THE GUN presented by BBC MUSIC
ANCHORSONG - FIFI RONG - LIAM BAILEY
LAKUTA - COSMO PYKE - BLUE LAB BEATS
KASAI MASAI - JIMI NEEDLES - JOSEPH REUBEN - BABEHEAVEN
LONGY - PENYA - SWEAT - SISIKA - JERKCURB
VOODOO RISING PARTY - THE SHOTGUN WEDDING SHOW - THE SUNDAY STAMPEDE
THE SKA VENGERS - FLAMINGODS - CUT CAPERS - THE LANGAN BAND
NEW YORK BRASS BAND - OH MY GOD! IT’S THE CHURCH
BISON - CAMO CLAVE - THRILL COLLINS
THE ATRIUM SUPPORTED BY TIME OUT
AN EVENING WITH RONNIE SCOTT’S PRESENTING LUCKY PETERSON & THE RONNIE SCOTT’S BLUES EXPLOSION
A SUNDAY OF NINA SIMONE with Laura Mvula and special guests Will Young, Honeyfeet’s Rioghnach Connolly, Ronnie Scott’s & The Wilderness Orchestra
SADLER’S WELLS - COMPANY WAYNE MCGREGOR - BREAKIN’ CONVENTION
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - ‘AMADEUS’
ALEX MENDHAM AND HIS ORCHESTRA - VLADIMIR AND ANTON
INTRODUCING LIVE Daft Punk reimagined
FESTIVAL VOICES: DIDO & AENEAS
HIP HOP KARAOKE - AGE OF L.U.N.A - HONEYFEET
THE WILDERNESS ORCHESTRA at the Cinema
MOVIMIENTOS’ TROPICAL DANCE PARTY WITH THE FONTANAS AND CAMO CLAVE
RAMBERT: CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKSHOP - MASS YOGA WITH STRETCH
SWING PATROL - THE MASS WEDDING: SHESUS & THE SISTAS AND THE SPIRITUAL PLAYGROUND
DREAM THEMES - WHEELS ON DEBUSSY: A Classical Music Concert For Children
Brand new late night venue.
We won’t tell you who’s playing…
Every night we’re hustlin’
Come and dance
THE CLUB HOUSE
STRANGE ATTRACTOR THE BRASS FUNKEYS LORI CAMPBELL
HATTIE WHITEHEAD & BAND
CEILIDH LIBERATION FRONT THE CANARIES
CHERRYSHOES SIMPLY ROUGE
SOUNDS FAMILIAR MUSIC QUIZ
THE BURGER VAN DJS JONNY MINTAKA LOUIS
SUPERSONICDISCO THE CLUB HOUSE CABARET