The line-up is bursting at the seams with a variety of artists who will keep crowds entertained for the entirety of the four days, regardless of age and gender. On the bill are musicians, chefs, food bloggers, comedians, and even dancers. Such an eclectic mix of individuals is sure to wow festival-goers at what is one of the UK’s more civilised festival events.
Here’s a run-down of the top 5 acts that will grace the Wilderness music stages:
The former Led Zeppelin front man will regale the audience with the Sensational Space Shifters for what will be the only UK stop on his 2016 tour. In both 2008 and 2011, Rolling Stone readers and editors ranked Plant among the greatest singers of all time. That being said, attendees are definitely in for a fun night.
Lianne La Havas
London-born British folk and soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her career began after being introduced to various musicians and singer Paloma Faith, for whom she sang backing vocals. In 2010, La Havas signed to Warner Bros. Records, spending two years developing her songwriting skills before releasing any music publicly. La Havas’ debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? (2012), was released to positive reviews from critics and earned her a nomination for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll and awards for the iTunes Album of The Year 2012.
English electronic/folk band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 2007. Their debut album, Star of Love, was released in October 2010 in the UK and was released in the US through Atlantic Records in April 2012. Their second album entitled Cave Rave was released 27 May 2013.
American funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player. Ayers began his career as a post-bop jazz artist, releasing several albums with Atlantic Records, before his tenure at Polydor Records beginning in the 1970s, during which he helped pioneer jazz-funk. He is a key figure in the acid jazz movement, which is a mixture of jazz into hip-hop and funk, and has been dubbed by many as “The Godfather of Neo Soul”. He is most well known for his signature compositions “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” and “Searchin”, and is also famous for having more sampled hits by rappers than any other artist
Son of Dave
Canadian musician and singer–songwriter, based in the United Kingdom. He was a member of Grammy award-winning folk rock band Crash Test Dummies in which he played harmonica, mandolin, guitar and percussion before returning to his blues, Beat-Box and harmonica driven solo work in 2000.
Music line-up announced so far:
Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, The Flaming Lips, Crystal Fighters, Parov Stelar, Lianne La Havas, Goldie & Heritage Orchestra, Glass Animals, Matt Corby, Shura, Tourist, Georgia, Rosie Lowe, Elias, Hackney Colliery Band, Cosmic Strip, Roy Ayers, Son of Dave, James Rhodes, The Wilderness Orchestra, Rambert, The Place, Sadler’s Wells, The Wilderness Choir, Yijia Zhang, Mojo Filter, Divine Company.
Wilderness Festival 2016 takes place at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire between 4 and 7 August. Tickets are available now.