WILDERNESS Festival is a magical place where things take on strange new shapes and people are transformed.

In that spirit, Kathy Ponters emerged from her chrysalis at the event today to turn into a big, beautiful butterfly to celebrate her 50th birthday.

She was joined for her emergence by a flutter of friends, some of whom travelled from as far as Hong Kong to be with her at Oxfordshire's wildest festival.

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Entertaining the party and the thousands of other revellers on the first night of the festival today are Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur arnalds, singer songwriter Tom Odell and indie hitmakers Bombay Bicycle Club.

The fun continues at Cornbury Park near Charlbury tomorrow with sets from Oxford's own Low Island, Swedish singer Robyn and 90s dance icons Groove Armada.

At time of writing some tickets are still available online, starting at £189.

See wildernessfestival.com for full details and stage times.