Banish thoughts of rubbery burgers and tepid cider: Wilderness is about as gourmet as it gets. There are banquets and feasts by the likes of Angela Hartnett and Wilderness veteran Yotam Ottolenghi, as well as new chefs making a splash on the food circuit.
Talking of splashes, there is also a beautiful lake, perfect for boating and a dip – a swim is one of the Wilderness rites of passage.
Big name CHIC ft. Nile Rogers will be bringing the disco and the good times on the main stage. Other headliners include the atmospheric-pop band Bastille and Groove Armada who will take over the DJ decks until the early hours.
For the bibliophiles, Letters Live is making its second appearance at the festival with a top-secret line-up of star guests (last year they had Tom Hollander and Benedict Cumberbatch).
All this, along with the picture-book pretty countryside, makes Wilderness the loveliest place to lose yourself this summer.
|What||Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire|
|Where||Wilderness at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EH | MAP|
02 Aug 18 – 06 Aug 18, Gates open at 2pm on Thursday and close at 12pm on Monday. Times of entertainment vary over the weekend.
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|