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This food, music, theatre and debate arts fest in the heart of Oxfordshire announces its first wave of acts for this year's event, which is set to include Rodrigo y Gabriela, Field Music and Spiritualised.

Curated by the producers of Lovebox and Secret Garden Party, Wilderness is a celebration  of the arts and outdoors. Set in the wilds of England against a backdrop of lakes, forests and parklands, this year's event also offers a gastronomic banquet for the sense too.
   
                   
  
Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and pulse pounding orchestra C.U.B.A will be a performing together in a UK festival exclusive, Chicago stalwarts Wilco will bring their own brand of bold and breathtaking alternative rock, alongside space-rock icons Spiritualized, Oxford boys Stornoway, British soul sensation Lianne La Havas and Sydney based psych-folk four-piece Cloud Control.
 
Other feasts for the ears will include; US rockers Giant Giant Sand and Grant Lee Buffalo, the honey voiced Jenny O, Sunderland’s finest Field Music, Malian songstress Fatoumata Diawara, New York hipsters Milagres and folk-pop  outfit To Kill a King.

Festival organiser Tim harvey says of Wilderness 2012:
“Last year was the first ever Wilderness festival and we were thrilled to see that 10,000 others shared our passion for a new festival concept.

“It’s important for friends and family to come along and use the weekend as a place to indulge the senses, relax, eat well, escape, learn and enjoy activities that aren’t so easily accessible in our day to day lives. We’ll be adding foraging in the woods, horse riding, food workshops, a bandstand, a new twist on wine tasting and plenty other new entertainment.”

Yotam Ottolenghi who will headline and curate one of the weekend’s three sumptuous feasts, and will be joined by the founder of the award winning St John restaurant, Michelin Star chef Fergus Henderson, and nature lover Valentine Warner who will be sourcing the ingredients for his veritable feast from a three-mile radius of the Wilderness festival site.

The 2012 food offering will also include a mix of talks, tastings and workshops curated by local Cotswolds cookery school Thyme at Southrope Manor and the fo:rem will also return to feed and enrich the mind with a line up of talks and debates, with the likes of Aleks Krotoski, Tim Gill, Intelligence Squared and Robin Ince amongst the speakers.

Weekend Tickets Available from £119
Weekend Young Person (11-17 years) Tickets available for £54
Family Ticket available from £287
Deposit Ticket Scheme available
Children under 10 go free

For more information and tickets go to:
www.wildernessfestival.com  <http://www.wildernessfestival.com>



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