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Hey you.

Brand spanking new and fresh to boot, we hope you have started this year as you mean to go on – with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

We are obsessed with looking forwards. And being able to metamorphosise and develop each year is a thrilling process. Especially when we have the inspirational input of you lot to draw on.

New year. New beginnings. New us. We will soon be sharing with you the many things that are floating our boats this year. Needless to say, it’s an exciting time. We have a brand new realm, new stages and venues, fresh talent and never-before-seen events of the kind only Wilderness can build: a revamped, dramatic, thematic overload of ideas and experiences.

Before we get any further – signing up to our Newsletter will allow you to stay abreast of the comings and goings – so get on with it eh? We have so much on the table for you to get stuck in with.

So, in short, we’ve brought back the things that you didn’t want to let go of, and packed in more of the things you wanted more of.

We’ve fine tuned the number of things you may wish to book in advance, and crammed your festival ticket with even more extraordinary experiences and life long memories. That’s even more culture and kicks for you to devour over your four days. The thing that really excites us is programming stuff that you don’t even know you love yet… Throwing curveballs and phenomena at you when you’re not looking.

This year there are some aforementioned marvels and some old favourites; the Wilderness classics shaken up. It’s about making Your Wilderness even more colourful, thrilling, vibrant and spine-tingling. You are in safe, (experimental) hands…

All roads lead to the Wilderness. See you there.

Best love,

Wilderness HQ x



Wilderness takes place on 3rd – 6th August 2017, in the beautiful ancient parkland of Cornbury Park set in Oxfordshire, around a hour and a half from London, near the village of Charlbury.

Thursday 3rd August: Arrive from around midday (we’ll let you know nearer the time).

Monday : All campsites close by Monday lunchtime, by which time, you must be off home.


  • Tickets are now available… BOOK HERE
  • Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT
  • Lazy Bird Tickets – SOLD OUT
  • Spring Release – £168.50 + bf – ON SALE
  • Summer Release – Available once Spring Release are gone…
  • Child (0 – 5 yrs): £5 + bf
  • Junior: (6 – 12yrs): £35 + bf
  • Teen: (13 – 17yrs): £105 + bf
  • Car Parking: £15
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THE DEPOSIT SCHEME – Adult Deposit Scheme tickets are available for just £35.60 deposit – full details here.

TEAM TICKET – Buy 5 adult tickets and get the 6th free

All tickets are available are for the whole weekend. Here at Wilderness we don’t sell individual day tickets as we feel you simply can’t experience all we have to offer in just one day!


If you cannot find the answer to your question below you can contact us…

  • FOOD TRADER applications are now open – please email Applications close MARCH 1st, selection and offers out on the week of March 6th
  • NON-FOOD TRADER applications are now open, please click here to apply
  • For all ticket enquiries please contact TicketMaster on 0333 321 9999
  • General Enquiries:
  • Boutique Camping: Please email or call +44 (0)207 009 3484
  • Disability/Accessibility tickets and information can be provided by calling the Accessible Ticketing Team on 0800 988 4440
  • For Press enquiries, please contact Family PR
  • Brand Partnership Enquiries please contact Ricky Oscroft


  • Child (0 -5yrs)
  • Junior (6 – 12yrs)
  • Teen (13 – 17yrs)

The following forms of ID can be used as proof of age for entering the site:

  • Current Passport
  • Current Uk Driver’s Licence or Provisional Licence
  • Citizen Card
  • Oyster Photo Card
  • NUS Card


When you go to purchase your ticket you will be asked to choose which campsite you wish to stay in. These tickets will still give you access to the festival for the whole weekend but it helps us ensure that everyone has enough space to set up camp.

We want to make sure that everyone enjoys Wilderness as much as possible. We realise that for some this might mean rising with the sun for an early morning meditation class or wild run, whilst for others this might mean dancing through the night. It is for this reason that you choose where you want to camp when you buy your ticket. Make sure that if you want to camp with friends/family that you all buy tickets to the same campsite and arrive together to ensure you get to camp with your group.

FAMILY CAMPING – Ideal for families, please choose this option if you are bringing small children, this campsite includes baby changing facilities and family welfare. It is the closest free campsite to the arena and the closest campsite to the kid’s area to help those little legs.

QUIET CAMPING – Further away from the arena and therefore quieter. Personal / portable sound systems are not permitted, we ask you not to bring children under the age of 8 and to keep the noise down after 22:00. Ideal if you want to get some shut eye.

GENERAL CAMPING – This camp is perched alongside the swimming and boating lakes and is close to the festival arena.

BOUTIQUE CAMPING – For those who fancy a little more luxury and ultimate convenience, boutique accommodation types will be available to book soon however for now you can book a festival ticket in the boutique campsite and then purchase your accommodation separately later.

LIVE-IN VEHICLE CAMPING – You must have purchased a Live-In Vehicle ticket in order to stay in this campsite. Please note that no tents are allowed in this campsite and there will be no power or water hook-ups available.

NO CAMPING – we understand that camping isn’t for everyone. You can either opt for some our luxury boutique accommodation (see below) or choose from an offsite hotel or B&B. These are snapped up quickly – you have been warned!


Discounted Local Residents Tickets are now on sale at Charlbury Post Office.

They are available to all residents with OX7 3** postcode, so please bring proof of address with you. There are a maximum 4 Adult Tickets per household.



Parking tickets are available to pre-book or on site, or please check Go Car Share for car share options.


Regular trains from London Paddington are available. The nearest train station is Charlbury.


Those travelling by coach can book through National Express. Some key facts for you…:

  • National Express coaches have 12 key pick up locations including London.
  • They’ll drop you straight at the festival, so no changing trains…
  • Groups of 4 or more revellers receive a 25% discount.
  • It’s environmentally friendly – up to 5 times less CO2 emissions travelling by coach vs one person travelling in a car.
  • There’s plenty of space for tents, costumes and finery, so you’ll be travelling in comfort.

Link Here


Wilderness as a whole is very family friendly. All of the daytime programming lends itself to kids and adults alike. However we do have a specific area dedicated specially to those younger ones, teeming with activities to keep your little ones (and you) entertained throughout the day; workshops, games, circus skills and lots more!


At Wilderness we do not allow you to purchase a ticket for anyone under the age of 17 without purchasing a corresponding adult ticket. We have 3 tiers of ticket:

  • Child: everyone aged 5 and under. Please note that these are subject to availability so please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Junior: everyone between the ages of 6 and 12 years
  • Teen: everyone ages between the ages of 13 and 17 years
  • Adult: everyone being 18 years old and above at the beginning of the festival.

All children and young persons 16 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult and 1 adult can accompany up to 4 children or young persons (or any group formed wholly or partly of one or other of these two groups).

If you wish to camp in Family Camping make sure you choose the family camping ticket on point of purchase. Family camping has added family-friendly facilities, away from General Camping.


  1. No tents or gazebos are allowed in the live-in vehicle area.
  2. Awnings attached to your vehicle are allowed if there is space. No other secondary structures can be erected including gazebos.
  3. Trailer tents are not allowed.
  4. There are NO water or electricity hook-ups available for individual live-in vehicles; however there will be a water point in the area for general use.
  5. Propane or Butane cylinders must be under 7kg . No more than 1 cylinder per vehicle.
  6. Read more HERE about restricted items.
  7. Live-In Vehicle Passes are only valid with a Live-In Vehicle Camping festival ticket per person.
  8. Live-In Vehicle Passes must be purchased in advance. Please purchase them at the same as your festival ticket, and be aware this is a popular ticket and they will sell out early.
  9. Each person within the vehicle must be sleeping in the vehicle and have a valid Live-In Vehicle Camping festival wristband.
  10. All Live-In Vehicles will be subject to search as a condition of entry.
  11. Unsuitable vehicles with Live-In Vehicle tickets – including unconverted vans – will not be allowed entry and will be sent to one of the festival car parks. N.B. We can accommodate a limited number of tour buses by prior agreement only at an additional cost.
  12. These vehicles will only be allowed in the fields if they have living accommodation with fitted sleeping facilities and either fitted cooking or washing facilities.
  13. The decision that your Live-In Vehicle meets with our criteria is made by the Live-In Vehicle campsite area manager and their decision is final.
  14. If you are unsure if your vehicle meets requirements then please email or message us on Facebook with a picture and we will let you know.
  15. The Live-In Vehicle campsite is the only place where ticket holders can sleep in their vehicles, and you will not be able to sleep in it in the car park. It is contrary to our licence to allow this; security patrols will not permit sleeping in any vehicles in these car parks.
  16. The towing vehicle may remain in the Live-In Vehicle campsite field for the duration of the festival.
  17. There will be tipping points for Live-In Vehicle chemical toilets, situated near the toilets blocks with-in their area.
  18. There is no re-entry for Live-In Vehicles that leave the site during the event.
  19. If you are an Accessibility customer, you can purchase a Live-In Vehicle Pass and there will be a designated area within the Accessibility campsite. PLEASE NOTE: There are NO water or electricity hook-ups available for individual live-in vehicles in the Accessibility campsite; however there will be a water point in the area for general use.


Wilderness Festival welcomes deaf and disabled guests, and we’re working harder than ever to make adjustments and additions in order to make the festival as accessible as possible for those of our guests who have disabilities and specific requirements.

In order to book your Accessible Tickets, please call the Accessible Ticketing Team on 0800 988 4440.


We are proud to be working with Festival Spirit again for the third year; they are a superb charity providing the full festival experience to those who would not normally be able to enjoy one due to life-limiting illness or disability. Festival Spirit will have a marquee set up in the accessible camping area where they will be stationed for the entirety of the festival with their guests. If this is a charity that interests you, please do visit them for information.

While they will be happy to help you with any general accessibility questions while at Wilderness, we do ask that you contact our information point/security or production crew first with any questions or concerns.


Now wild ones, the following are not allowed through (or above) the festival gates:

  • Dogs – as much as we love our 4-legged friends we cannot have them at Wilderness
  • Drones
  • Glass – absolutely no glass is allowed on site for safety reasons.
  • Large stereo systems.
  • Illegal substances.
  • Portable laser equipment and pens.
  • Unauthorised professional film or video equipment.
  • Audio recorders.
  • Air Horns.
  • Fireworks, flares or Chinese Lanterns.
  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon.
  • Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
  • Gas Canisters
  • General/Quiet/Family Campsites: gas canisters under 450g or rechargeable canisters over 2.75kg. No more than 2 disposables or 1 rechargeable canister.
  • Supplies in excess of this should be returned to the customers vehicle.
  • Live-in Vehicle Campsite: Propane or Butane cylinders over 7kg. No more than 1 cylinder per vehicle. Supplies in excess of this should be returned to the customers vehicle.
  • Nitros Oxide
  • Petrol Burner
  • Any form of aerosol over 250ml


Excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol.You may bring the following to be consumed in the campsite:

  • EITHER: 12 cans beer / lager / cider per person
  • OR: 6 cans and 1 bottle of wine (decanted into a plastic bottle) per person. You may only bring this in on first entry only. Strictly no spirits or hard liquor. Please note, searches will be undertaken upon entry to ensure this is complied with. If you leave the site, upon re-admittance you may be searched again.
  • Any alcohol above this allocation will be confiscated. This alcohol may only be consumed in the campsite.


Wilderness needs YOU…

Creative Birds, Masters of Imagination, bendy, crafty, wild performers and people of all talents…


Creative applications are now open until April 1st, but don’t delay…

  • Outdoor Theatre, Arts, Performance, Happenings & Eccentricities: Application Form HERE
  • Workshops & Activities: Application Form HERE
  • Art Installations: Application Form HERE
  • Independent Pitch Therapist: Application Form HERE

Please note that this is not the place to apply with a food trader or to volunteer. Those forms will be available soon.

Thank you for your ideas in advance, and enjoy.

Best love,

Wilderness HQ x