Wood Festival

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Wood Festival is a music festival that celebrates the joys of music and nature. The festival is organised by the team behind Truck Festival. The festival has received considerable praise for its approach to sustainability; it is entirely powered by renewable energy.

Line-up

The 2012 line up is yet to be announced. The 2011 line up featured Willy Mason and Eliza Carthy. For the full line up click here

Vibe

The festival is very nature orientated, which makes for a politically and environmentally conscious atmosphere.

There is also a feeling that the festival provides escapism to a simpler world, away from the hulstle and bustle of big cities to a musical shack in the woods.

History and fact

The festival was set up in 2008 by the organisers of Truck festival, Robin and Joe Bennet. They saw the festival as an alternative to the larger more commercial festivals.

On site information

The festival does have disability access, with a wheelchair accessible campsite. There is a first Aid team on site, where there is also a battery charge point for electric wheelchairs.

Music stages and other entertainment

There are two music stages at Wood Festival, the main stage which is solar powered and the Tree tent which a medium sized circus big top run on bio fuel. There is also a bicycle powered disco, if you fancy going for a workout to keep the dance floor going.

There is also a trend towards making things with woodcraft and jewellery making activities available on the site. These are open and encourage involvement from all ages with activities such as the willow sculpture for kid’s workshop.

Food and drink

There is a vast array of food and drink available on site which caters to all tastes, including vegetarian and vegan.

Camping and other accommodation

The tickets includes three nights of camping, which is suitable for people of all ages. There’s also luxury accommodation available at an extra cost.

Location and Travel

The festival is located in Braziers park, Oxfordshire. The best way to get to the festival is by public transport – with a bus stop literally just outside the festival site, it couldn’t be any easier. Thames Travel operates a bus service from Oxford and Reading straight to the site.

The nearest train stations are Goring & Streatley and Cholsey which are accesable from London via Reading.

Coming by Car:

From London: Leave M4 at Junction 8/9. Proceed to Henley and then on through Nettlebed to the CROWMARSH ROUNDABOUT (A4130). Turn left onto the A4074 towards Reading. Carry on as far as the signpost for Ipsden and turn left there. Follow signs for Wood. From Reading/The South: Go out over Caversham Bridge, then first left onto the A4074. Proceed BEYOND the signpost for “Braziers Park/Ipsden Heath”, turning right at the next turning for “Ipsden”. Follow signs for Wood.

From Oxford/The North: Follow signposts out of Oxford to Henley/Wallingford (A4074) as far as theCrowmarsg Roundabout. Then proceed as above.

From Didcot/The West: Leave M4 at Junction 8/9 and proceed as from London. and please follow our WOOD signs for the last part of your journey.

Parking at the festival costs ten pounds. There is also a five pound to those who drive to the festival alone to encourage everybody to be environmentally friendly and liftshare.