(2018 dates to be confirmed)
The gist is you’re in the woods, there’s music and camping, and it’s a family-friendly atmosphere. A barn may or may not be involved, and the exact location is only given out a couple days before the event kicks off.
The organiser’s 2012 promo video gives some idea of what sort of woods you may well be hanging out in (starring loads of slowmo):
The organisers say:
“Now in its 10th year, Laurel Collective and friends are putting on their very special one day festival in an enchanted secret woodland location, just one hour south of London.
Curated and pulled together by the band with a small crew of dedicated helpers, the festival has fast become a watershed show for new talent, having seen the like of Jack Garratt, Kate Tempest, Lianne la Havas, Alt-J, Young Fathers, Years & Years and Slaves play impressive sets just months before their careers took flight.
Amidst the carefully selected talent, beautiful lights and captivating art installations are scattered throughout the forest as punters mingle with nature and music over two stages, nourished by local ales and food. A silent disco and gigantic bonfire keep things going till sunrise in a picturesque valley beside the site, and with only 1000 tickets available the event has become one of the years most unmissable parties.
If your festival experiences involve warm pints of foamy Carling in a corporate mud bath, this is as far away as you can get…”
Check out more at In the Woods.