An intimate foodie festival set in woodland, with music, comedy, workshops and talks
Still stuck for August Bank Holiday plans? Never fear - just a two hour drive through the beautiful Peak District will bring you to the incredible, other-worldly Lost Village Festival.
Running from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th August in the beautiful surroundings of a long-forgotten forest, the festival is a real life choose-your-own adventure experience. With a diverse musical journey, featuring headline performances from Moderat and De La Soul, Lost Village also features comedy, talks, creative workshops, spa treatments, street food and fine dining - so there really is something for everyone.
If that's not enough to convince you, a quick read of its description online - "an ancient forest inhabited by all manner of unusual people: Nomadic tribes; clandestine cults and misplaced souls, all wondering its leafy corridors. Once inside you will co-exist with the native people of the Village, as reality flickers and a new world arises: a surreal dreamscape of unsolved mysteries" - and we're willing to bet you'll be as intrigued as we are.
There'll be all kinds of musical performances, some more theatrical than others, plus some of the UK's best comedians - including Russell Kane, Seann Walsh and Reginald D Hunter - plus Forger's Lane, where you can watch and take part in an array of workshops and crafts before retiring to the Lake of Tranquility for hot tubs, wood-fired saunas, massages, holistic therapy and yoga workshops. There's also the Institute of Curious Minds, which will be hosting live interviews, talks and debates throughout the weekend, while on the all-important food and drink side of things, festivalgoers will be able to enjoy hand-picked global street food, craft beers and ciders and grub from the likes of such world-class chefs as James Lowe (Lyle’s), Elizabeth Allen (Pidgin) and Lee Westcott (The Typing Room).
The weekend culminates on the Sunday with a special one-off Tribal Banquet from legendary steak-buffs the Hawksmoor’s group executive chef Richard Turner. With tickets for the feast priced at £59 (including drinks), guests will be welcomed by Patron’s Bloody Marias in a magical setting overlooking the Village’s Lake of Tranquility, while Richard’s award-winning Hawksmoor Sunday Roast, served sharing style with all the trimmings befitting of a banquet, will follow. To start revelers will enjoy a Brixham Crab Salad, with brown shrimps and little gem, whilst dessert boasts an indulgent Raspberry Sundae.
The festival's tag line is "Those on the outside will never understand"... so best to play it safe and make sure you're not one of them.