Why you’ll want to go to Wilderness Festival this year

Grace Jones! Bonobo! First Aid Kit!

Mix together Burning Man, Coachella and Glastonbury and you’ve got a fair idea of what Wilderness Festival will be like.

Think arts and crafts, skinny dipping in the lake, lots of glitter and of course, music.

This year, Grace Jones, Bonobo, Two Door Cinema Club, First Aid Kit and Michael Kiwanuka will perform while food will be provided by Yotam Ottolenghi, Nuno Mendes, and Thomasina Miers. (Yes, sounds delicious, we know.)

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Wilderness Festival 2017 lineup

Grace Jones headlines on Saturday 6th August, while Bonobo headlines on the Friday and Two Door Cinema Club on the Sunday. Other acts to feature in this year’s lineup include Michael Kiwanuka, Toots & The Maytals, Aurora, Ray Blk, Hudson Taylor, Louise Berry, The Correspondents, The Turbans, Sigrid, The Ska Vengers, Brian Deady, Ten Fe, Tender Central and Catherine Mcgrath.

And, live music lovers are in for a treat from a live orchestra who will be playing Nina Simone music. Or, if karaoke is more your thing, head to hip hop karaoke or watch some cabaret with Missy Fatale instead. Real thrillseekers should make sure to go party at The Love Hotel, too, which is making its debut this year.

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Wilderness Festival food

It’s not just Grace Jones everyone is talking about, Wilderness is renowned for providing amazing food and this year is no exception. The festival also nurture new culinary talent as well as showcase some firm favourites. This year, Tommy Banks, the youngest ever Michelin starred chef in the UK will be catering for it, as well as the staff from iconic restaurants Petersham Nurseries, Cafe Murano, Bao, Berber & Q and Kricket. Oh, and have we mentioned they’ve also got Yotam Ottolenghi, Chiltern Firehouse’s Nuno Mendes and Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers cooking for them too? Yep, we’re salivating too…

Wilderness Festival address

Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, August 3-6th, tickets from £168.50 + booking fee,

Getting to Wilderness Festival

The closet station to Wilderness Festival is Charlbury and you can check out trainline.com to book your trains to the festival.

And once you reach the train station, you can get a taxi for around £10-£15 – and who knows, maybe you can even share it with your newfound train friends.

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