What's this? A new boutique festival for the boujis crowd. Take a 30-minute train ride from London to leafy Hertfordshire and in a Grade II-listed former Manor House on a 55-acre wooded estate, hotel-cum-members-club Birch is hosting the party its founders have been dreaming of throwing since its opening mid-pandemic in late 2020.
Falling on the summer solstice, the three-day party is a chance to throw yourself into outdoorsy adventures by day before congregating to embrace some twilight magic. Curate your own programme out of pool parties, movie screenings and rustic country fun, while for the spiritual crowd, there's tarot readings, crystal healing, morning yoga and more.
Music comes by way of LA trio the Gabriels, who are headlining Birch Arising before traveling south to play Glastonbury. DJ Greg Wilson promises to keep the crowd dancing after dark.
Resident chef Robin Gill (The Dairy, Darby's) is hosting a gourmet feast in the courtyard, and foodie festival-goers won't want to miss the secluded smokers' feast in the meadow, either. Elsewhere, look out for Mexican street food by the lido, and there will be plenty of barbecue supplies and pizza to go around.
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Friday 17 - Sunday 19 June
Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt, Goff's Oak, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN7 5HW