Wilderness Festival announces more bands for 2018

Wilderness Festival announces more bands for 2018

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Wilderness Festival announces more bands for 2018

Justice join Chic ft. Nile Rodgers, Bastille, Jon Hopkins and more on the bill.

Returning for its eight season, Wilderness Festival has added even more names to its huge line-up of cutting-edge artists, bands, DJs, dance, theatre, poetry and food.

French electronic music duo Justice have been confirmed as the fourth and final headline act to this year’s landmark edition.

Justice have consistently pushed the parameters of sonic innovation and stormed the globe’s biggest stages with their bombastic and visceral performances. At last year’s Glastonbury, their set was hailed as one of the weekend’s best, and there is no party quite like a Justice party.

They’ll play the Main Stage, supported by BBC Music, alongside previously announced headliners Chic ft Nile Rodgers, BRIT and Grammy-nominated Bastille, and electronic composer Jon Hopkins.

 

They’ll be joined by a diverse mix of musicians, including jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, Baxter Dury, Chk Chk Chk, 21-year-old rising star and Ticketmaster New For 2018 tip IAMDDB, singer-songwriter Mahalia, and modern soul singer Joy Crooks.

The Valley, hosting the after-dark entertainment, will welcome the legendary Groove Armada, rising Korean DJ Peggy Sou, and many more.

The Atrium will once again become the home of high arts, with performances from the likes of Sadler’s Wells and Ronnie Scott’s. It will host the likes of The Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly, celebrating to years of cold sweat presented by Ronnie Scott’s, as well as Afriquoi, a fusion of African music and live electronics.

Renowned for its food, Wilderness will also welcome Santiano Lastra, Sam Buckley, and James Lowe, who will host The Chefs Table.

Wilderness will also welcome back Letters Live after a memorable first year in 2017, that saw the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Russell Brand and Tom Hollander read from past correspondence.

Festival goers can also enjoy talks by The Economist, The RSA, Refinery 29, London Review of Books, and Sunday Papers Live, all focussed around inspiring ideas.

Wilderness is added three new music and arts venues in 2018, including The Be All And End Hall, welcoming variety, comedy and cabaret.

The Hereafter will host the ultimate rock and roll stage, curated by The Great Brain Robbery and promising “a world of whiskey and wild nights”.

On top of all of that, it will also host hidden camps and secret bars, piano lock ins and mesmerising after parties. In their own words, “Wilderness has never been so secretive”.

WILDERNESS 2018 PROGRAMME SO FAR…

THE MAIN STAGE supported by BBC MUSIC
CHIC ft. NILE RODGERS / BASTILLE / JON HOPKINS / KAMASI WASHINGTON / BAXTER DURY / CHK CHK CHK / IAMDDB / PALACE / JACOB COLLIER / DAN OWEN / MY BABY / BILLY LOCKETT / MAHALIA / CONFIDENCE MAN / JOY CROOKES / CARMODY / FREYA RIDINGS / STEREO HONEY /FINDLAY / DELILAH MONTAGU
And featuring an afternoon with BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING

THE VALLEY
~ Late Night Parties & Revelry ~
GROOVE ARMADA DJ SET/ PEGGY GOU / SEVERINO / MIKE PICKERING HACIENDA / GEORGE FITZGERALD / DOM CHUNG / COUNSN / HOT BLOOD

THE ATRIUM supported by TIME OUT
~ World Class Music, Dance & Performance ~
RONNIE SCOTT’S PRESENTS: ‘THE PEE WEE ELLIS FUNK ASSEMBLY celebrating ‘50 YEARS OF COLD SWEAT’ with support from ‘SCOTT MCKEON’S SUPERJAM’ / AFRIQUOI / MY BABY / HENGE / KOKOROKO / THE SCRIBES / SADLER’S WELLS / TAVAZIVA ‘IZINDAVA’ / MASSIVE VIOLINS

~ Ceremonial Celebrations ~
THE WILDERNESS ORCHESTRA PRESENTS ‘GOD’S JUKEBOX’ / HIP HOP KARAOKE / OMG IT’S THE CHURCH! / SIT DOWN, BE QUIET with MICHAEL WONG Founder of BOYS of YOGA / MASS YOGA with STRETCH / MASS DANCE CLASSES / ECCENTRICITIES

GROUND-BREAKING IDEAS & LITERARY ARTS
~ Welcoming Back ~
LETTERS LIVE
~ Inspiring Conversation ~
THE ECONOMIST / LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS / THE SCHOOL OF LIFE / SUNDAY PAPERS LIVE / REFINERY29 / TOGETHERNESS / THE RSA / 5X15
~ Live Podcasts ~
NO SUCH THING AS A FISH / CTRL ALT DELETE / SCUMMY MUMMIES / NEWS ROAST
~ Bring your Curiosity ~
THE FORUM / THE BOOKS TENT / THE LYCEUM / TOGETHERNESS

BANQUETS & FEASTING
~ Long Table Banquets ~
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI / THURSDAY’S OPENING NIGHT WOOD-FIRED BANQUET
~ Feasting Restaurants ~
ANGELA HARTNETT’S CAFE MURANO / PETERSHAM NURSERIES / PATTY & BUN / HOMESLICE
~ The Chef’s Table ~
SANTIAGO LASTRA (Mexico) / SAM BUCKLEY (Where The Light Gets In) / JAMES LOWE (Lyle’s)
~ Gather-round for New Ways to Dine ~
INTRODUCING… THE COUNTER / THE DINING ROOM & CELLAR
~ The Finest Street Food Stalls ~

THEATRE & ARTS
~ Leading Lights ~
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS / V&A PRESENTS FASHIONED FROM NATURE & FRIDA KAHLO’S WARDROBE / THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE

~ Cabaret, Comedy and Variety ~
INTRODUCING… THE BE ALL AND END HALL / KABARETT VERBOTEN WITH MISSY FATALE AND GUESTS / BOURGEOIS & MAURICE / HACKNEY SHOWROOM presents LUCY McCORMICK & TRAVIS ALABANZA / PECS DRAG KINGS / ELLE & THE POCKET BELLES / SOLE REBEL TAP / STUMBLE TRIP CLOWNS / SWING PATROL / THE WILDERNESS CHORUS LINE WITH THE BEE’S KNEES

~ Spectacular Shows, Parades & Happenings ~
‘A SERIES OF EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS’

~ Open Air Theatre, Happenings and Eccentricities ~
THE CLUB HOUSE PLAYING FIELD’S NIGHT GAMES / ROGUE THEATRE’S ‘WICKED AND WONDROUS TALES’ / ‘UNDERCOVER’ FIRE HAZARD GAMES / THE EMBERS COLLECTIVE WOODLAND STORY-TELLING / THE INSECURITY GUARDS / THE SURPRISE-ME-STOP / ROAMING RIDDLERS & HIDDEN GEMS

~ Workshops & Skills ~
THE ART STUDIO / ART MACABRE LIFE DRAWING CLASSES / THE GREENCRAFTS VILLAGE / WEAVING & WELDING / CARPENTRY & CASTING / THE ARTFUL BADGER & SOUND QI’S WILD WORKSHOPS / RESONATING BODIES / WILD SINGING / THE CONNECTION CREATURE / FREE DANCE

THE HEREAFTER
~ The Great Brain Robbery Presents ~
JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND / HENRI HERBERT & THE FURY / SON OF DAVE / TOM MANSI & THE ICEBREAKERS / ANNIE BEA / FRED STITZ / BLACK KAT BOPPERS / NATTY BO / LADY KAMIKAZE / GUS ROBERTSON / WALTER CHINASKI / THE PEOPLE PILE / SENORITA SCARLETT

REIMAGINED
THE TRAVELLING BARN
~ Woodburner Presents ~
CHELOU / BEARCUBS / MEADOWLARK / SAM GREEN / RUM BUFFALO / AGBEKO / DON KIPPER / SOUNDS OF HARLOWE / JALEN NGONDA / AILBHE REDDY / GRACE LIGHTMAN / JOE DOLMAN / FELIX M-B / FELLOW PYNINS / WAAJU / THE DYLEMA COLLECTIVE / PYAEN / PATCHWORK JAZZ ORCHESTRA / GABRIELA EVA / CHIMINYO
~ Front Room Songs Presents ~
KEFAYA / DAVID KEENAN / MOBIUS LOOP / TOMMY HARE
~ Cut A Shine’s Sunday Hoedown ~
FOREST OF FOOLS, HOLY MOLY AND THE CRACKERS / CUT A SHINE / THE RELATIVES

RETURNING FAVOURITES
THE CAROUSEL STAGE
~ Join the Ride with Shangri La Superstars; Continental Drifts & Global Local ~
THE SWEET LIFE SOCIETY / CUT CAPERS / WARA / HENGE

THE CLUB HOUSE
~ Dedicated to the Ancient Art of Winning ~
THE BRASS FUNKEYS / JENOVA COLLECTIVE / LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE / SUPERSONICDISCO / CLUB HOUSE CABARET / MUSICAL QUIZZES / SING-A-LONGS
~ On the Playing Fields ~
THE WILDERNESS CRICKET MATCH WITH BEARDED KITTEN / MUGGLE QUIDDITCH / THE ARTFUL BADGER’S BREAKFAST BOOGY / MASS MUSICAL BENCHES / SOCK WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS / NAKED WHEELBARROW RACING / IMPROVISED AEROBICS / DRAG RACING

AFTER SUNDOWN
~Explore the Night Realm ~
THE HUSTLE LATE-NIGHT DISCO WITH SECRET SPECIAL GUESTS / THE SKILAMALINK RIOTOUS MERRIMENT AROUND THE HOUSE PIANO / BACKROOM COMEDY / PIANO LOCK-INS / BONFIRE LOVE-INS / HIDDEN AFTER-PARTIES

RETREAT, RECHARGE & ENERGISE
~ The Sanctuary Classes & Workshops ~
SELF-DEFENCE CLASSES WITH REFINERY 29 / BODYISM / TRIYOGA / FRAME / AT YOUR BEAT / OFF THE RAILS DANCE STUDIO / HIP HOP YOGA WITH JULIE MONTAGU / YOGA SLEEP METHOD WITH NATASHA KERRY / WILD RUNS WITH MIDNIGHT RUNNERS / YOGA BRUNCH CLUB / NINE LIVES YOGA RAVE / ENERGETIC FITNESS CLASSES / DYNAMIC YOGA PROGRAM / WELLBEING WORKSHOPS / MOVEMENT IN THE WILDERNESS / INNER SPACE MEDITATION / RESTORATIVE YOGA NIDRA / SIGNATURE RELAXING & INVIGORATING MASSAGES
And, of course…
THE LAKESIDE SPA

THE GREAT OUTDOORS
WILD SWIMMING / DEN BUILDING / HORSE RIDING / FLY FISHING / ARCHERY / BOATING / TRAPPING, FORAGING & BUTCHERY WITH HUNTER GATHER COOK / WILD RUNNING / KIDS’ OVERNIGHT CAMPS / NATURE WALKS / THE MUCK BOOTS BOOT ROOM

FAMILY
STORYSTOCK / POLKA THEATRE / HOW BRAVE IS THE WREN BOOKSHOP / ROGUE THEATRE’S ‘WICKED AND WONDROUS TALES’ / FLYING SEAGULLS / TOOTLES AND NIBS ‘STORYTORIUM’ / FOREST SCHOOL / PACHAMAMA CRAFTS / SPLAT ART DEN / GLITTERBOX / FAIRY DOORS / SOFT PLAY / MORTIMER NANNIES

COCKTAIL BARS & LIBATION STATIONS
THE VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE BAR / THE SIPSMITH GIN SHOP / MEANTIME ALE BAR / THE ORCHARD PIG CIDER BARN

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