Thursday, 13 October 2011

Teeny-tiny festival review: In The Woods Festival 2011

The trees and paths behind my cottage ignited into a sea of lights and lampshades, bustling bars, trees wrapped in knitted yarns and stages filled with music...

In The Woods Festival, hosted and organised by The Laurel Collective transformed a once romantic woodland filled with age-old trees and trickling streams into a grand, magical party for one weekend only, resulting in some brilliant madness....

Paths were cleared through the woods to host two stages, with artists that are regularly acclaimed on BBC6 Music. From the hauntingly pretty sounds and lyrics of Lucy Rose to the soulful, startling vocals of Lianne La Havas in the Laurel Lounge. Alt J and many many more performed on a little stage crowded with people soaking up the melodies.

The main stage played host to the electro-pulsing beats of Post War Years and The Laurel Collective and many more, where the wild-folk danced 'til the cows came home...A yurt sold tea, coffee and friendly faces if you needed a rest - and there was plenty of room for quick kip by the bonfire. If, next year you are looking for a 'boutique' festival, then look no further. The infamous Biddenden Cider poured on tap, and a delicious pig on a spit, spat away - as girls in their floral dresses and boys in their waistcoats nodded, jumped and sang their way through an evening of inspiring music and beautiful people. Check out:

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