Preview: Timber Festival 6th-8th July 2018
Timber Festival is a brand new event on the summer calendar which will bring together music, forests, art and ideas into a brilliant weekend of family-friendly outdoor fun. Created by the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus (the award-winning team behind the Just So Festival), Timber will take place at Feanedock, a 70 acre woodland site on the border of Leicestershire and Derbyshire, right in the heart of the National Forest.
“An extraordinary new camping festival exploring the transformative impact of forests. Celebrating woodland culture in all its forms, join us for an intoxicating experience where music, art, philosophy and sustainability weave together into an unforgettable, exhilarating weekend.”
Over the course of the weekend, the festival will host more than 200 activities, including a plethora of music performed across three stunning bespoke wooden stages (including the enchanting Eyrie Stage raised between the trees) and around the campfire. There will also be an exciting array of art, from the premiere of Tree and Wood, a new interactive performance exploring our relationship to trees and forests, to comedy, spoken word, films and a fire garden.
“Artists, musicians, scientists and thinkers from across the world will dive into the poetry of nature, explore what forests and woodlands can mean to us and our relationship with nature.”
There will be a whole host of family friendly activities, from outdoor theatre, workshops, interactive sessions and performances to make sure that the youngest visitors are fully immersed in the experience.
As well as being a feast for the senses, Timber Festival also has an impressive line up of speakers, debates and sessions designed to stimulate the mind and get us all thinking differently about the world around us. Stuart Maconie will deliver the keynote speech on Sunday in his role as President of the Ramblers, where he’ll muse on the changing nature of the landscape in a post-industrial Britain and the great pull of the natural world.
After all that excitement, there’s plenty of provision for rest and relaxation. From bathing under the stars, yoga and tai chi, to hanging around in Tentsile Tree Tents hung high up in among the leaves, everyone will leave Timber with a sense of well being.
We’ll be heading up to experience Timber for ourselves, if you fancy joining us head over to the website now for the full line up (I could only cover a fraction here!) and to book tickets.
Timber Festival runs from the 6th-8th of July 2018 at Feanedock,DE12 6DQ. Tickets are £130 for an adult weekend camping ticket, £45 for a child weekend camping ticket, £40 for an adult day ticket and £15 for a child day ticket. Under 3s go free. Residents of the National Forest are eligible for a discount.
Will you be at Timber this year?