In the hidden heart of the Lincolnshire woods, this year’s Lost Village festival, running from 27th – 29th May, promises a feast of sound from the likes of DJ Koze, Mano Le Tough, and Joy Orbison.
May bank holiday weekend has rarely seemed as promising: this is when Lost Village, a highlight of our 2015 festival calendar, returns with its second year. Lost Village makes a step into something really special; both in its immersive theatrical features, and the line-up, which reads a bit like a mirror image of our collective musical consciousness.
Engrossing Techno King DJ Koze is back to deliver another out-of-body experience; joined by Dubliner Mano Le Tough, House maestro Eats Everything, Berghain resident Ben Klock, and a headline appearance from a veteran of dance, Fatboy Slim.
Also making the mix are a crop of new loves and former favourites from last year: Jack Garratt, Henrick Schwartz, KiNk, and German duo Âme are performing live, with DJ sets from retro re-inventors Bicep and Jackmaster, along with Bondax, Huxley, Midland and our personal hero of the beat, Heidi.
Then step in the emotive tastemakers, with the likes of Fatima Yamaha, the Dutch mastermind behind last year’s beauty of a slow-burner What’s a Girl to do, and Hertfordshire’s own Maribou State, whose brand of eclectic, blissfully sampled sounds will inevitably play on our heart strings over the weekend.
And there’s the atmosphere: the feeling of entering a parallel world, the weird and wonderful characters roaming around the Lost Village, and the creatively crafted sets which all promise to add to the immersive experience. Some surprise extras this year? Comedy shows, a wood-fired hot tub, yoga sessions, massages and a Tribal Banquet offering a four-course menu and free-flowing wine.
Phase 5 tickets are disappearing fast for Lost Village Festival 2016: get yours here.
And see you there. #thewoodsarewaiting