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Before Wilderness, festivals’ didn’t offer forests or feasts. No-one knew of a festival where you woke early to swim, or stayed late to learn. The story of Wilderness is one of gently rolling back the steel fences and quietly asking people of all ages to live together for one weekend; a story of exploring the widest lens of cultural ambition and inviting the outdoors back into the heart of the artistic experience. It’s a story of nudging the festival experience both into the past and towards the future…

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Wilderness takes place in an outdoor wonderland, it brings together music, poetry, theatre and outdoor pursuits to create an altimate boutique escape. Revellers can choose between a host of entertainment; from a spa on the edge of a tranquil lake to a rollerdisco.


Location of car park:

Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EH

FROM THE EAST AND SOUTH Head to the A34/A44 (pear tree) interchange and then use the A44 north through Woodstock and turn left down the B4437 towards Charlbury

FROM THE WEST Follow the A40 (or M4/A419/A361) to Burford, then take the A361 towards Chipping Norton and then left down the B4437 towards Charlbury

FROM THE NORTH Take the Banbury turn off and follow the A361 towards and then through Chipping Norton. Turn left on the B4437 towards Charlbury


Nearest supermarkets:

The Co-operative Food, Spendlove Centre, Enstone Road, Charlbury, OX7 3QR (1.05 miles away)


Travel Information:

Car parking is £15 in advance and £20 at the gate.


Estimated journey time:

London: 1 hr 32 mins (70 miles)

Manchester: 2 hrs 48 mins (152 miles)

Cardiff: 1 hr 52 mins (98 miles)

Glasgow: 5 hrs 40 mins (355 miles)

Birmingham: 1 hr 23 mins (70 miles)


Number of Stages:

There are nine stages featuring a range of different music. As well as these you'll find debates, theatre and gastronomy across the whole of Wilderness.


Price Comparison (approx.):

Train: London Paddington to Charlbury £32.50 return

GoCarShare: £12 return from London


Carbon Savings:

For every medium sized car taken off the road, a journey from:

London: 22kg of CO2 saved

Manchester: 45kg of CO2 saved

Cardiff: 30kg of CO2 saved

Glasgow: 105kg of CO2 saved

Birmingham: 22kg of CO2 saved