The award-winning Timber Festival will celebrate its 3rd edition returning to its stunning woodland home in the heart of the National Forest on 2 – 4 July 2021. With only a small number of tickets remaining festival goers are urged to buy now to avoid disappointment.
Timber Festival is an immersive and revitalising weekend festival close to Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire, and celebrates our relationship with trees and woods through carefully curated musical performances, installations, debates and workshops. This year musicians Gruff Rhys, The Unthanks, Snapped Ankles, Erland Cooper, Field Music and Sam Lee top the diverse bill.
Timber Festival will be going ahead within the current step 3 guidelines and under close consultation with the local authority safety advisory group and the director of public health. Because of the size of the location and small scale of the audience, there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Producer Wild Rumpus has been working collaboratively over the summer with the Outdoor Arts sector to highlight COVID safe practices and has been operating safe small-scale events.
Nestled in the National Forest, Timber Festival is a hive of activity all day and into the night. Curated with love and imagination, and featuring a vast array of activities, Timber festival is colourful, curious and creative and wonderfully wild and adventurous. Beguiling and enchanting, Timber Festival offers families and friends the perfect staycation opportunity, a sanctuary nestled amongst the forest. By day an enchanted menagerie of music and culture awaits, shape shifting with the dwindling light into illuminated reverie amidst the darkness of the woods.
Rowan Cannon and Sarah Bird, directors of Wild Rumpus, and partners with the National Forest Company in creating Timber Festival, said: “A riot of creativity, Timber Festival’s programming aims to be the best! Packed full of great ideas, we’re ready to entertain and engage the most energetic and curious minds. We aim to deliver life affirming programming that explores our relationship with the natural world, from wild treetop adventures and bush-craft activities to a packed programme of music, theatre and dance. After a year of lock down, we all want to get together with our family and friends and create great new memories. Timber promises to be a magical, fabulous fun-packed weekend and we can not wait.”
As well as music and activities, Timber offers an extensive wellness programme. Enjoy sanctuary and escapism, with an opportunity to stop, look up, slow down and engage directly in nature. An array of yoga, Tai Chi, mindfulness and wellbeing workshops will take place across the weekend, to relax and soothe the soul.
For attendees that want to embrace the restorative energies of nature and reconnect with the great outdoors there is the opportunity to participate in a barefoot walk, tree climbing, horse logging, bug hunting, tree hugging and much more.
Timber is perfect for adventurers of all ages. Attendees can contemplate their place in the cosmos as they wander amongst Timber’s giant illuminated planetary installation, get lost among a hand-built woodland maze, ascend high into an unforgettable tree-top world with a guided tree climbing experience, connect with nature on a barefoot walk, participate in a horse logging and much, much more.
Tickets for Timber Festival are now very limited and can be purchased via the Timber website.