Things not to miss…
Trust us when we say, book Monday morning off work.
We don’t have favourite days at Wilderness, but this year, our impartiality is being tested by Sunday’s offering…
Prepare yourself for a special Warrior Sunday at Wilderness. The original polymath, the incandescent, the irrepressible Miss Grace Jones is headlining tonight. You better be ready.
It’s The Valley closing party from sunset, with Nightmares on Wax rolling you gently into the nostalgic haze of trip hop and electronica, spliced with his party starting sensibilities. And live disco outfit Crazy P will be bringing those sizzling tunes live and direct. Warriors: assemble.
Welcome to the perfect afternoon at The Atrium: a Sunday of Nina Simone pays tribute to the High Priestess of Soul with a performance of her astonishing back catalogue. The Wilderness Orchestra will be joined by Brit & Mercury prize nominee Laura Mvula, the ever effervescent Will Young, Honeyfeet’s Rioghnach Connolly, and Ronnie Scott’s present a quartet including multi-award winning singer-pianist Liane Carroll, and Paul Robinson – Nina Simone’s drummer for two decades – singing along is highly encouraged.
Letters Live is a coup, coming as they are to Wilderness for the very first time. As headliners of the festival’s Talks and Debates programme, Letters Live will descend upon The Atrium to delight the audience with, as ever, a cast of readers and letters designed to surprise and delight. The question is, just who will be reading….?
In The Forum, Sunday Papers Live brings another stellar take on the news, as Bruce Parry discusses Tribal Utopias, The Economist presents The World If and our Wilderness Utopias discuss Myths, Money and the Future of Democracy.
Your Long Table Banquet today is created by Yotam Ottolenghi. And the chef at Table today is Merlin Labron-Johnson. And all the Feasting restaurants will be serving astonishingly delicous take-away options, meaning you can pick and choose a course from each one for your Sunday slap-up.
The annual tradition that is the Wilderness Orchestra is a show so good we do it every year. The set of live film scores which closes the show on Sunday night has been honed and buffed to absolute perfection. It is the very definition of epic. The most enormous tunes from the most enormous films back to back.
And that is just warming up for the Wilderness Choir… Take your place alongside a symphony orchestra in a hundreds-strong harmonic celebration as part of our Sunday night festival finale alongside the London Contemporary Voices.
So, as you can see… It’s time to book Monday morning off work.