Curated and pulled together by the band with a small crew of dedicated helpers, the festival has fast become a watershed show for new talent, having seen Anna Calvi, Micachu + The Shapes and Alt-J play impressive sets just months before their careers took flight. The festival has also hosted Lianne La Havas who this year was nominated for BBC Sound of 2012 award. While espousing the virtues of small independent festivals has become de rigeur, the In the Woods crew are confident they’ve got more than enough on offer to make their event stand out from the crowd.They pay great attention to the acts they book, so punters are as likely to encounter a future star (Calvi) as much as a left-field brilliance (Connan Mockasin), soulful masters (The Invisible), noise rockers (Three Trapped Tigers) or even a veteran performer such as folk sensation Anais Mitchell. Mitchell’s stunning set last year showed her worthiness of the huge critical acclaim she has garnered, typical of the talent the festival chooses instead of the latest short lived “buzz” band. This years line up in the making promises to be equally diverse.
Amidst the carefully selected talent, beautiful lights and captivating art installations are scattered throughout the forest as punters mingle with nature and music over two stages, with local ales and food. A silent disco and gigantic bonfire keep things going til sunrise in a picturesque valley beside the site, and with only 750 tickets available from April 15th, the event has become one of the year's most unmissable parties. Join our mailing list to receive all the info on how to get to this special, exclusive event.
Date: Saturday 1st September 2012