SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS, CRYSTAL FIGHTERS & JAKE BUGG ADDED TO THE WILDERNESS LINE-UP
Award winning festival Wilderness, adds Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Crystal Fighters and Jake Bugg to its already burgeoning line-up at Cornbury Estate 10-12th August 2012.
Having played on Amy Winehouse Back to Black album Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings are set to perform an amazing show in the wilds of Oxfordshire. Bringing something new to the festival, Crystal Fighters, the east London five-piece bring traditional Basque folk band with heavy dance rhythms and synthesisers whose legendary live shows are one not to be missed.
Wilderness also welcomes 19 year old Jake Bugg, a teenage singer songwriter from Nottingham with a huge talent and arresting vocals.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Crystal Fighters and Jake Bugg join the finest names in music including;RODRIGO Y GABRIELA performing exclusively with C.U.B.A, WILCO, SPIRITUALIZED, STORNOWAY, LIANNE LA HAVAS, LONDON FOLK GUILD, CLOUD CONTROL, GIANT GIANT SAND, GRANT LEE BUFFALO, JENNY O, FIELD MUSIC, FATOUMATA DIAWARA, MILAGRES, TO KILL A KING.
The award winning Wilderness, curated by the producers of Lovebox and Secret Garden Party, brings together music, food and banquets, talks and debates, theatre, late night parties, outdoors pursuits, lakeside spa and inspired family activities together for a weekend celebration of the arts and outdoors.
Visit www.wildernessfestival.com for further information.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA performing exclusively with C.U.B.A, WILCO, SPIRITUALIZED, SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS, STORNOWAY, LIANNE LA HAVAS, CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, LONDON FOLK GUILD, CLOUD CONTROL, GIANT GIANT SAND, GRANT LEE BUFFALO, JENNY O, FIELD MUSIC, FATOUMATA DIAWARA,JAKE BUGG, MILAGRES, TO KILL A KING
Food & Banquets:
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI, FERGUS HENDERSON & ST JOHN, VALENTINE WARNER, MORO SOUK TENT, THYME FOOD SCHOOL
Talks, Debates and Well-being:
INTELLIGENCE SQUARED, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, THE SCHOOL OF LIFE, THE IDLER ACADEMY, THE LAKESIDE SPA, THE HEALING GARDEN
Late night parties:
THE OLD VIC TUNNELS MASKED BALL
Weekend Tickets Available from £119
Weekend Young Person (11-17 years) Tickets available for £54
Family Ticket available from £260 (2 adults, 2 young persons)
Deposit Ticket Scheme available
Children under 10 go free
Tier 2 tickets are almost sold out, visit www.wildernessfestival.com for all ticket information.
Notes to Editors
Sharon Jones & the Dap-King
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have come a long way since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago. On April 6th, 2010, they marked history with the release of their fourth album, I Learned The Hard Way. After selling a mere 100,000 copies of their previous album, 100 Days, 100 Nights, since its release in 2007, the band went on to move 23,000 copies of I Learned The Hard Way in the first week putting the album at #15 on the Billboard 200.
Crystal Fighters are a British/Spanish electronic band who formed in London, UK in 2007. Their debut album Star of Love was released on 4 October 2010. The group took their name ‘Crystal Fighters’ from an unfinished opera which Stockley’s grandfather had penned during his final months of insanity.
Jake Bugg is 2012s answer to Alex Turner. A teenage singer songwriter with mansize talent, Jake Bugg’s arresting vocals sound as though they are from another era. First picking-up a guitar at the age of twelve, the young romantic began to write spine-tingling tunes about devastating love and heartbroken woes when he was just fourteen.
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Also known as "El Rodri y La Gabi” Rodrigo y Gabriela are a Mexican musical duo who specialise in playing fast, rhythmic acoustic guitars. The duo is made up of Rodrigo Sánchez, lead guitar, and Gabriela Quintero, rhythm guitar. The two musicians primarily gained a reputation by playing in the pubs and bars of Dublin, Ireland, and despite their unusual style, gained a cult following. They received their break when Damien Rice approached them to provide the support for the Irish music festival Oxygen.
American alternative rock band, Wilco, formed in Chicago in 1994. Since then, Wilco has released eight studio albums, a live double album, and three collaborations: two with Billy Bragg and one with The Minus 5. Wilco's music has been inspired by a wide variety of artists and styles, including Bill Fay and Television and has in turn influenced music by a number of modern alternative rock acts.
Spiritualized are an English space rock band formed in 1990 from the ashes of the trance-rockers Spacemen 3, singer/guitarist Jason Pierce's group. Under Pierce's direction the band transmutes the best qualities of psychedelic rock, pop, blues, jazz, gospel, soul, and minimalist composition into a unique sonic vision. They have released six studio albums, best known and most critically acclaimed was 1997's ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.’ This year in March, after more than two years in the making the band will release their new album, ‘Sweet Heart Sweet Light.’
In 1998, Yotam Ottolenghi came to London to study cookery at Le Cordon Bleu. This subsequently led him to become an assistant at the pastry department of The Capital restaurant in Knightsbridge, before moving on to become a pastry chef at the Kensington Place group of restaurants, headed by Rowley Leigh. His next stop was at the famous Baker and Spice shop in Chelsea, where he eventually became the head pastry chef and gained some of his most valuable professional experience. Ottolenghi now has restaurants in Notting Hill, Islington, Kensington and Belgravia.
An English chef who opened the French House Dining Room in 1992 and founded St John restaurant on St John Street in London in 1995, is renowned for his philosophy of nose to tail eating, including unusual delights, such as chitterlings, chicken necks and squirrel on his award winning menus. St John restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star in 2009 has won numerous awards and accolades, including Best British and Best Overall London Restaurant at the 2001 Moët & Chandon Restaurant Awards.
Known to many as ‘truffle head’, due to his passion for truffles, Valentine Warner is known to others as a cook. His television career started in 2008 when the TV series of his book ‘What to Eat Now’ focussed on the importance of why we should eat food that’s in season. Growing up on a farm, Warner, developed a strong connection culinary skills along with his interest in how animal’s and plant’s lives provide as much interest as the dish they provide on the plate.
Thyme Food School at Southrope Manor
Thyme Food school aims to teach culinary philosophy and develop skills that extend beyond cooking. Students of the school can take part in growing, gardening, cooking and foraging courses, which vary between championing the Best of British dining and baking. Students can also extend their knowledge through lectures in food theories and ‘exploring nature’s larder’ with their in-house forager, Claudio Bincoletto. The Thyme School of Cookery endorses the ideology of ‘sow, grow, pick, cook, serve, drink, eat' through sensible and sustainable methods of food production.
The Old Vic
The Old Vic is one of the best known and best loved theatres in the world. Synonymous with the greatest acting talent that Britain has ever produced, the likes of Laurence Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Albert Finney, and Peter O'Toole have graced the stage. The iconic 192-year-old building has a rich history of great performances and The Old Vic Theatre Company under the artistic leadership of Kevin Spacey, continues to attract the best creative talent from the UK and all over the world to tread its famous boards.
The Old Vic Tunnels is a unique performance space offering opportunities for young people to gain experience in production and be part of an innovative and diverse arts venue. Is the latest winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award.
Based in the heart of Britain’s maritime mecca, The Royal Observatory forms part of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. Home to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the Prime Meridian of the World, it is the starting point for each new day and year. It was found by Charles II in 1675 and holds the UK’s largest refracting telescope and London’s only planetarium, The Harrison Timekeepers. It was originally built to improve navigation at Sea but now it is a much loved international tourist destination and this year will host the Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
School of Life
This social enterprise was started in 2008 in London and offers people a place to step back and think about how to live wisely and well. People who visit the school of life are offered a variety of programmes and services which help them to address such questions as why work can be unfulfilling and why relationships are challenging. It aims to direct people towards a host of ideas from philosophy to literature, psychology to visual arts.