TWO of Oxford's biggest bands, Supergrass and Foals have been revealed this morning as the big names for the county's Wilderness Festival.

The bands top the bill for the 10th instalment of the event, held at Cornbury Park, near Charlbury.

Also playing the event are Kidlington reggae legend David Rodigan & The Outlook Orchestra, Mercury-nominated South London rapper Loyle Carner, 'Milkshake' star Kelis, BICEP live, Elder Island and Jayda G.

Food is a big part of the festival, held from Thursday 30th July – Sunday 2nd August 2, and this year will feature feasts prepared by chefs Richard Corrigan, Skye Gyngell, Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver.

Oxford Mail:


North Oxford band Foals are one of the biggest live acts in the world, headlining festivals and playing sold out shows everywhere from New York to Sydney.

The band of Yannis Philippakis, Jimmy Smith, Edwin Congreave and Jack Bevan met in Oxford and began their career in the city - playing small venues like The Cellar off Cornmarket, Truck Festival in Steventon, and the O2 Academy, in Cowley Road.

This is the only local show to have been announced this year and will see them celebrating the release of the second part of their new album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost‘.

It follows a highly acclaimed headline show at Truck Festival last year and a triumphant headline show at Wilderness's former sister festival Citadel.

Wheatley band Supergrass – Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn, Danny Goffey, and Rob Coombes – announced their reunion last year, and have already kicked off a tour of Europe and the USA.

Wilderness is the only local show announced so far. Prior to the announcement, the closest shows to Oxford were Coventry, Birmingham, Windsor Racecourse and London.

Oxford Mail:


The festival has acquired a reputation for freewheeling creativity with big name actors and comedians dropping in for impromptu appearances and readings.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Russell Brand are previous guests of its Letters Live event, which returns this year.

Other favourites returning include a Lakeside Spa, Wellbeing in the Wild, wild swimming, horse riding, boating, medicine walks, bike rides, disco dodgeball, syncronised disco, sock wrestlingand a  fun Wilderness cricket match. And for fans of Harry Potter, Muggle quidditch!

Main stage and late night

  • Foals
  • Loyle Carner
  • Supergrass
  • BICEP Live
  • Kelis
  • David Rodigan and the Outlook Orchestra
  • Elder Island
  • Jayda G
  • Joy Crookes
  • Picture This
  • Homoelectric
  • The Hustle
  • Oxford Mail:

Loyle Carner


  • Letters Live
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra
  • Intelligence Squared
  • Sunday Papers Live
  • Too Many Ts
  • Hip Hop Karaoke
  • The Wilderness Proms
  • God’s Jukebox
  • The Dance Off Present - Wilderness Has Got Talent
  • The Art Studio
  • The Greencrafts Village
  • Phlox Books


  • Richard Corrigan
  • Skye Gyngell
  • Fergus Henderson
  • Café Murano
  • Petersham Nurseries
  • David Carter x Woodfired Canteen
  • Brad Carter
  • Damian Clisby
  • Homeslice
  • Patty & Bun


  • Auntie Flo
  • Catu Diosis (Nyege Nyege)
  • Mafalda
  • Poly-ritmo
  • Beating Heart: Saronde
  • London Astrobeat Orchestra
  • Kate Hutchinson (Worldwide FM)
  • None More Records (Soho Radio)
  • Dora The Drawer


  • Roundhouse
  • Madame Jojo’s: Manifestation
  • Gayzpacho with Jonny Woo
  • Missy Fatale Cabaret
  • Alternative Miss Wilderness with The Provibers
  • The Chateau
  • Live Art Development Agency

BOi Box

  • The Vagina Museum - Bajingo Bingo
  • Adam All & Apple Derrieres
  • Sex Work & the Future


  • Sam and The Womp
  • Gypsy Hill
  • Captain Flatcap
  • Thrill Collins
  • Dat Brass
  • DJ Chris Tofu MBE
  • The Great Brain Robbery
  • Brass Rave Unit
  • Fizzy Gillespie
  • Badcore Horns
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • BCO - Grime Orchestrated

Hosted by Front Room Songs
Under the Apple Tree, Woodburner
and Cut A Shine

  • Kitty Liv
  • Midnight Skyracer
  • Martha Hill
  • Hollie Rogers
  • Mesadorm
  • Theo Bard
  • Amahla
  • Iraina Mancini
  • The Wanton String Band
  • The Boot Band

Tickets from £185.00 + booking fee
Teens: £115.00 + booking fee Child: £5.00 + booking fee