Oxfordshire's Wilderness Festival have announced their 2012 line up!
When I saw Wilco were headlining, I admit, I let out a little squeel of joy! I love that band SO much! Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is one of my favourite albums of all time! Have you guys heard it?
But then I read the rest of the line up and honestly I felt a little "meh" towards it :(...
Rodrigo Y Gabriela are the other main headliners. I have seen them before, and to be honest, I do not get the fuss. But they seem to be high up on festivals' bills year after year. What am I missing?
Spiritualized are there too, who I would like to see! I wouldn't mind catching Field Music, either, but to be honest, the rest of the line up isn't that great...
That said, Wilderness Festival is not all about the music, hence why I think the line up is not overwhemlingly awesome. The organizers seem to devote an equal amount of attention to other arts, like cooking, dance and theatre. So in a way, I think it is wrong to judge this festival for not delivering big name band after big name band, as that is not what it is about. Music is really just one facet of this festival.
Anyway if you wanna see the line up / general deets you can read more here: http://wildernessfestival.com/
Anyone going? I'm not sure. Even though it contradicts with what I just said above, I am simply not convinced by the line up. I'd only really be going for Wilco and that's it :(.