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

Bastille! Angela Hartnett's Cafe Murano! Mass yoga!

Wilderness festival
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Bastille! Angela Hartnett's Cafe Murano! Mass yoga!

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, Groove Armada, Bastille and Nile Rodgers & Chic will perform while food will be provided by Yotam Ottolenghi, Angela Hartnett, and Petersham Nursuries. (Yes, sounds delicious, we know.)

Wilderness Festival 2018 lineup

Nile Rodgers & Chic, Bastille and Jon Hopkins are set to headline on each day. Other acts to feature in this year's lineup include Kamasi Washington, Baxter Dury, IAMDDB, Palace, Joy Crookes, Dan Owen, My Baby Billy Lockett and Mahalia.

And, live music lovers are in for a treat with Ronnie Scott's Presents and performances from Massive Violins. Or, if karaoke is more your thing, head to hip hop karaoke or get involved in a mass dance class. Real thrillseekers should make sure to go party at The Love Hotel, too, which made its debut last year and is sure to keep lovebirds, and some, happy again this festival.

Wilderness Festival food

It's not just the music 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, highly-renowned chef Sam Buckley, as well as Mexican chef Santiago Lastra will be catering for it, as well as the staff from iconic restaurants Petersham Nurseries, Cafe Murano, Homeslice and Patty & Bun. Oh, and have we mentioned they've also got Yotam Ottolenghi cooking for them too? Yep, we're salivating too...

Wilderness Festival address

Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, August 2-5th, tickets from £179.50 + booking fee, ticketmaster.co.uk/wildernesswildernessfestival.com

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?

Delphine Chui