Treats, tricks and surprises for Season Eight.
We are beyond thrilled to reveal our starlit line-up. People. Season Eight is here. And it’s peppered with brand new ways to thrill yourself.
On the music front, just announced are French pioneers Justice, joining the Main Stage for a headline set. Then we’ve also got the world’s best disco band Chic with Nile Rodgers. Bastille and Jon Hopkins will be shining their light on you and making you dance. Kamasi Washington brings the jazz, Chk Chk Chk (!!!) and IAMDDB bring the vibes. Groove Armada, George Fitzgerald and Peggy Gou will be dolling out The Valley with the upfront tunes. These musical enigmas will be bringing it right to you this year, all for your dancing pleasure… Playlist ready here for you.
The Hereafter is a dedicated to rock ‘n’ roll. Welcome to a world of whiskey and wild nights. Myths and scandals, dancing and debauchery, sex and sauce and rock ‘n’ roll… Presented by The Great Brain Robbery.
Swing into The Be All and End Hall for curious vaudeville, outlandish performance art and theatrical splendour. By day join the Wilderness Chorus Line, learn to tap dance or simply be spellbound by magic, clowning, acrobats, strongmen and more. By night be entertained by world-class drag kings and queens, vaudevillian sights to amaze, astound and bewitch you. Absinthe, screams of joy and exuberant attire actively encouraged.
The Skilamalink is our secret piano bar hosted by a maverick crew of the rowdiest revellers known to Wilderness, find us if you can… Expect riotous sing-a-longs around the house piano, secret stomping and late-night merriment.
In other news – whilst not strictly new to our programme – the illustrious Letters Live are returning. However, brand, spanking new with be their 2018 top-secret, all-star gang of readers. Not-to-be-revealed.
A brace of wondrous new chefs in the shape of James Lowe, Sam Buckley, Santiago Lastra and a completely new way to dine at The Counter, with Som Saa, Salon Brixton and Quality Chop House.
The Dining Room returns with a brand new clutch of the finest restaurants in town for you to taste and try, a dish from each, now with the restaurant scene’s favourite DJs soundtracking your meal…
And ever mindful of your thirst for fresh ideas and new experiences, we present A Series of Extraordinary Events. We say no more for now…
Please, just DELVE IN.