Now in its 7th year, yet again Laurel Collective and friends are putting on their very special one day festival in an enchanted secret woodland location, just one hour south of London.Alt-J, Kwes, Maia, Peter & Kerry, Stealing Sheep, Sculptures,Nathan Holme, Raisa K, Dog Is Dead and of course organisers Laurel Collective play In The Woods 2012, which takes place on Saturday the 1st of September. Despite it now being a SELL OUT the organisers have kindly given us a PAIR OF TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE lucky liker or Retweeter of this page!Competition ends 20th of June so get entering quick!
All band links here –
The organisers have form last year’s even was a great success, curated and pulled together by the band with a small crew of dedicated helpers, the festival has fast become a watershed show for new talent, having seen Anna Calvi, Micachu + The Shapes and Alt-J play impressive sets just months before their careers took flight. The festival has also hosted Lianne La Havas who this year was nominated for BBC Sound of 2012 award. While espousing the virtues of small independent festivals has become de rigeur, the In the Woods crew are confident they’ve got more than enough on offer to make their event stand out from the crowd.They pay great attention to the acts they book, so punters are as likely to encounter a future star (Calvi) as much as a left-field brilliance (Connan Mockasin), soulful masters (The Invisible), noise rockers (Three Trapped Tigers) or even a veteran performer such as folk sensation Anais Mitchell.
Amidst the carefully selected talent, beautiful lights and captivating art installations are scattered throughout the forest as punters mingle with nature and music over two stages, with local ales and food. A silent disco and gigantic bonfire keep things going til sunrise in a picturesque valley beside the site, and with only 750 tickets sold out getting in has become even harder!
Watch a trailer for the even here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmCCSeve52E&feature=youtu.be
In The Woods Festival will also be having a warm up event at Corsica Studios on Friday 3rd August. Showcasing past, present and future musical talent with art curator Anna Mojab providing the decor. Expect a pre-taste of the festival…MORE INFO COMING SOON.