The Sanctuary was bigger and better this year with a team of 36 in-house therapists providing massages and facials. Plus many pitch therapists offering a broad selection of therapies ranging from massage, reflexology, tarot readings, acupuncture, solar powered showers, saunas through to gong baths. A perfect space for people to immerse themselves in peace and tranquility in order to feed their body, mind and soul.
This Festival is certainly more than just music. Wilderness Festival is spread across 1,700 acres of Cornbury Park and prides itself on luxury. With a huge programme on offer ranging from theatre, arts, debates, talks, workshops, banqueting, good food, wellbeing, lakeside spa, children’s activities, there is most certainly something for everyone. At times, there are over 400 events laid on for festivalgoers.
It’s not all work and no play though. Festival highlights for me included The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Ben Howard and La Fura dels Baus.
La Fura dels Baus, Barcelona based performance company, presented a large-scale show ‘Blending (in the Air)‘, directed by Miki Espuma. This performance involved participation and the combination of the flamenco singer Ginesa Ortega together with the Wilderness Festival Orchestra and the English choir Deep Throat. 60 actors performed this original La Fura dels Baus spectacle. A giant puppet, operated by a crane, dominated the performance area and 43 performers – who had never done anything like this before – took part in an aerial spectacle in which they created a stunning human net.
Images Courtesy of: La Fura dels Baus, Wilderness Festival, Pukka Herbs, Neals Yard Remedies