Late Night Antics

Famed for its after-dark wildness and sparkle, when the sun sets and the shadows grow long, Wilderness takes on a different persona. Beats and basslines ricochet from The Valley, lasers leap through the forest canopy, the hills turn a perfect gold and the party crackles to life.

Across the land, you’ll find your tribes in various perfectly-formed gatherings that comprise the bristling late-night programme. The impeccable Letters Live returns with another top-secret bill of performers to deliver a spine-tingling, heart-opening late-night edition.

There's the sexy and sassy, decadent and daring Cat's Whiskers Cocktail & Cabaret Club, a den of iniquity with mighty fine cocktails alongside a sensational troupe of cabaret stars….

Robin Gill’s infamous hospitality bash The Bloodshot Supper Club simmers away at The Wilderness Kitchen after-hours on Sunday night: the ultimate late-night soiree, you'll find a full-on tasting menu, guest chefs, surprise entertainment, great music, a heavy side of debauchery and free flowing drinks.

Drag Queen Wine Tasting kicks off proceedings with a Thursday late-night show as the whole festival tries not to peak too early. Also on Thursday, The Cocoa Butter Club takeover The House of Sublime with the Gospel House Choir, Friday night is queer carnage at MiMi’s and on Saturday night, Haus of Fatale bring you Fatalism: the late-night show featuring art-house, fetish, ballroom & voguing; a coalescing of Ibiza vibes and Berlin avant-garde - and some kink for good measure…

After hours in The Forum, the venue becomes a Comedy Club. So charge your glasses and settle in for a laugh. Full line-up is incoming...

Or, also on Thursday night, one can wander the forest looking for glowing organisms: the Biofluorescent Night Walk explores the fungi, insects and plants that emit light in different colours under a UV torch. And finally, every night at The Playing Fields, after the sun sets the Night Games begin. Neon figures dart about hurling glowing discs. Disco Dodgeball and Jenga Death Match - among other UV goings on. Do you have the gumption to go to the dark side?