The wait is nearly over, Wilderness Festival is happening this weekend. Tickets are now sold out but if you’re going, here’s a few pointers to help you make the most out of this foodie and chilled festival…
EAT THE BEST FESTIVAL FOOD EVER
Street-food vans, multi-course banquets from Mark Hix, Russell Norman, Polpo and Ottolenghi, and dining tents from Moro and St John. You can eat your way through most of London’s favourite foodie destinations, in a field in Oxfordshire.
GET CAUGHT IN A ‘TEMPEST’
You may think that watching a play by Shakespeare is unlikely to top your list of priorities at a festival, but circus-theatre legends Footsbarn will make you think again, with their gleeful anarchic pan-Indian take on ‘The Tempest’.
THINK INSIDE THE BOX
Soho’s A-list burlesque joint The Box is famous for its closed-door policy and raucous burlesque. But this summer it’s decided to spread the, er, love. It makes its festival debut for Wilderness’s late crowd, who can also see in the dawn with shenanigans from Secret Garden Party.
You don’t have to get trapped in an overflowing Portaloo for that ‘profoundly questions the meaning of life’ festival moment. ultra civilised School of Life are offering lectures on everything from ‘How to Treat Our Nature Deficit’ to ‘Staying Sane’.
FACE THE MUSIC
Yes, it’s the foodiest, artsiest, most middle-class festival line-up we’ve ever seen, but the organisers haven’t forgotten that music is what festivals are really about. Highlights include Empire Of The Sun, Noah And The Whale (above), Rodriguez, Martha Wainwright and Tom Odell.
Find out more about Wilderness Festival.