WEB : http://www.inthewoodsfestival.co.uk/
WHERE : Well, that's a secret at the moment! It's somewhere in Kent. Somewhere.
WHEN : 1st - 2nd September 2017
TYPE OF FESTIVAL : 2-day with camping. Limited Glamping available. LIve in vehicle - no problem.
TICKETS : On Sale Now!
Child (6 -12 years): £50
Infant (0 — 5 years): Free
CAPACITY : 1000....we love that size of Festival!
LINE UP : Not yet announced, but past artists have included Slaves, Jack Garrett, The Cribs, Glass Animals, Years and Years, Drenge & Alt-J! In other words this is a Festival that gets those acts who are about to break or have just done so.
WHAT THE MUSIC PRESS SAY :
‘For those who embrace spontaneity and like to stumble upon new musical obsessions, it is a dream come true’ – Line of Best Fit
In the woods promise relaxation to the max, with the refreshing community feel of being among friends not strangers’ - Independent
In the woods has grown up, from a tiny acorn to a party, to a mighty oak in the festival world – Drowned in Sound
Some of the most exciting independent music around – Clash Magazine
It’s the Festival all Festivals should be – Gus, Alt J
WHAT IN THE WOODS SAY :
Speaking on the Festival, Tim Adam-Smith says: "What makes ITW different from other festivals is our focus on building a truly balanced line-up that reflects every corner of the industry.
There are 7 of us, all with wildly different tastes; gunning for the artists we think are producing something special - it’s an incredibly democratic process where we only book an act if everyone is happy doing so.
Thanks to our size, we are able to check all the bands we’re interested in out live before we book them ensuring that we deliver a knock out live show.
Plus you can’t beat hanging out in the woods for a weekend!”
Following tradition, the festival line up will not be released until a week before it kicks off, with a set of unique performances from 18 selected artists performing across two main stages. The secrecy of the line-up ensures that the weekend maintains its mystical edge and audiences can be safe in the knowledge, that they are about to embark on a perfectly mapped out journey of discovery.
A capacity of just 1,000 guarantees that festival-goers will be treated to spectacular intimate performances from breaking artists on the cusp of critical acclaim.
While music curation sits firmly at the heart of this festival, there is so much more of a treat in store to tantalise all the senses within this magical woodland.
Explore the meandering pathways, through a maze of beautifully lit tunneling trees to encounter hidden festival gems. Small clearings reveal intimate lounge areas for revelers to take a moment and play a selection of vinyl, pop up cinemas will offer moonlit movies, yoga retreats will clear the mind and there will be time to reflect while digesting the spoken word delivered via a silent disco.
Throughout the festival, towering art installations will complement the natural habitat of the woods and a fantastic selection of locally sourced cuisine and local brews will keep festivalgoers sustained from start to finish.
2017 will also see the launch of several new projects under the In the Woods brand, to include:
In The Woods - Podcast’s, produced by Radio X’s DJ John Kennedy
In The Woods - Barn Sessions
In The Woods - Spoken Word podcasts
In the Woods - Curated playlists
In the Woods - Vinyl Compilation Release
In the Wood - Monthly Club Night @ The Pickle Factory
VERDICT : It's small, it's intimate, and it's exactly what a "cool" Festival should be. If you're lucky enough to get a ticket to In The Woods, you'll be part of an amazing secret!