Wilderness Festival 2021
05 August to 08 August
About Wilderness Festival 2021
Wilderness festival 2021 is the four-day festival combining live music, arts, wellbeing and an array of theatre, artisanship, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and culinary experiences in the Oxfordshire countryside.
Wilderness Festival 2018 (Season Eight) was an all-guns blazing tour of the arts, a paradise studded with secrets and surprises. From Olivia Colman & Ben Kingsley performing with Letters Live to Justice and Chic on the Main Stage. George FitzGerald & Peggy Gou taking The Valley by storm to an intimate Kamasi Washington jam. Secret bars and hidden treasures were around every fork in the road. Relive the glory with our Festival Film.
At Wilderness Festival 2019 (Season Nine), the treats in store were numerous. On the bill were: Brit and Grammy nominated seismic Swedish starlet Robyn (UK festival exclusive), Bombay Bicycle Club (UK festival exclusive) and the mighty dance duo Groove Armada. Add a serious dose of dancefloor hijinks by way of four mega new music venues and an even more packed menu of arts, games, participatory weirdness, mass gatherings, orchestral ecstasies, special commissions, talks, takeovers, feasts, comedies and good old Wilderness classics.
Explore a community where genres are redefined, identity is turned on its head and arts from across the spectrum sit side by side. London’s most respected institutions bring bespoke works: The Royal Academy of Arts, Southbank Centre, The Roundhouse and The RSA. Life-enhancing and decadently surreal. All with a good chance of streakers.
The Wilderness Festival 2021 will be headlined by DJ Jamie XX, English hip hop musician Loyle Carner and British drum and bass band Rudimental.
The festival will also feature Bicep - the electronic music production and DJ duo from Belfast, original Reggae selector David Rodigan and his Outlook Orchestra, London disco-funk duo Franc Moody, songwriter, singer, rapper and drummer Georgia, Irish pop-rock musical band Picture This, British musician Holly Humberstone, Jazz composer and pianist Alfa Mist, Irish Singer-Songwriter Lyra, Americana artist Katy J Pearson, as well as CMAT, Charlie Cunningham, Jodie Nicholson, Weird Milk and Joseph Reuben.
Late night music and dancing will see the likes of Blessed Madonna, Jayda G, Eats Everything, Nic Fanciulli, Craig Charles, Zero 7 (DJ set), and Mafalda.
Letters Live will be headlining the festival’s Talks and Debates programme - bringing their top-secret cast of exceptional readers to breathe life into some of the greatest correspondence ever written. Also on the line-up is London's respected Roundhouse, Women in Jazz, Cabaret with Missy Fatale, and French comedian Marcel Lucont & Friends. Dark Materials trilogy author Sir Philip Pullman will be in conversation with John Lloyd.