These photos show how beautiful Wilderness was

Mark Carney went as well


In case you missed it, the weekend just gone was Wilderness festival. Taking place in Oxfordshire, it’s won several awards, and attracted thousands of people over the weekend for the fifth year running. A bit like a lesser known Secret Garden Party, Wilderness is boho, upmarket and classy, but still manages to stay edgy. You can get a massage by a lake, eat gourmet food, and then crash into a tent completely off your face after a DJ set a few hours later.

If the pictures below don’t show you how high-end this festival is, even Mark Carney (governor of the Bank of England) was spotted there wearing a glitter tattoo. Wilderness put on a huge spread of stuff to do on the premise of getting away from the bustle of everyday life for an escape in the countryside. Music acts ranged from the likes of Robert Plant to DJ sets to karaoke stages – there was something for pretty much everyone, as well as debating tents and theatre and dance acts.

They offered outdoor activities like swimming and rowing, and put on workshops in stuff like yoga and crafts. From weaving to a yoga session with drum and bass DJ Goldie, you could do it at Wilderness. They also held banquets, and brought in top chefs and food bloggers to serve up amazing food for festival-goers. All in all, it looked to be a pretty insane weekend, hailed by its organisers as a cultural journey.

Here are some of the best moments:

Just beautiful❤️

A photo posted by wildernesshq (@wildernesshq) on Aug 8, 2016 at 2:56am PDT

Beauty girl gang with @nyr_official and @deliciouslyella ??✨? #NYRxElla #nealsyardremedies #wildernessfestival

A photo posted by L I S A H A Y N E S (@fashionbeautyed) on Aug 8, 2016 at 6:32am PDT

#wildernessfestival @cococottam should have believed me #generalcampinginboutique

A photo posted by @alice_mcqueen_ on Aug 7, 2016 at 10:53am PDT

Rocking the festival chic @jadehollandcooper ? @wildernesshq #festival #fashion #Cotswolds #wilderness

A photo posted by Shelle Duffin (@shelleduffin) on Aug 8, 2016 at 6:46am PDT

Hoops and dreams ❤️

A photo posted by wildernesshq (@wildernesshq) on Aug 8, 2016 at 2:53am PDT

Day 4 ? #wilderness #wildernessfestival #festival #britishsummer #glitter #party

A photo posted by marcos (@marcos.alex) on Aug 7, 2016 at 6:43pm PDT

Hi Mum! 53/365 ?? #wildernessfestival

A photo posted by Rosie Hardy (@georgiarosehardy) on Aug 6, 2016 at 6:29am PDT

? ? ? #wilderness

A photo posted by joey_bradford (@joey_bradford) on Aug 8, 2016 at 6:50am PDT

✨✨✨✨✨ @itsinyourdreams My festival heroes. #NYRxWilderness #WildernessFestival

A photo posted by Lydia A Thompson (@lydiaathompson) on Aug 7, 2016 at 8:43am PDT

❤️

A photo posted by wildernesshq (@wildernesshq) on Aug 8, 2016 at 2:24am PDT

? #wildernessfestival @jwathen9

A photo posted by Amy Nicholson (@amysnicholson) on Aug 8, 2016 at 4:06am PDT

The fun and games of another vintage Wilderness…. ❤️ #clubhouse #wildernessfestival

A photo posted by wildernesshq (@wildernesshq) on Aug 6, 2016 at 4:35am PDT

The Ever so Subtle Stag do @knightjosh #wildernessfestival #sequins #bewild #festivalbliss #goldrush

A photo posted by EmilyMergYoga (@emilymergyoga) on Aug 8, 2016 at 5:54am PDT

✌️ LAST ONE I PROM ✌️ #NYRxWilderness #Wilderness2016 #WildernessFestival @nyr_official

A photo posted by Lydia A Thompson (@lydiaathompson) on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:22pm PDT

Wow. @shotguncarousel #wildernessfestival #love #magic #vibes

A photo posted by wildernesshq (@wildernesshq) on Aug 6, 2016 at 4:37am PDT

My dreamer @gracecromeyhawke ❤️???? #wildernessfestival @wildernesshq

A photo posted by Oli Fowler (@olifowler) on Aug 7, 2016 at 9:08am PDT

Throwing down @hiphopkaraoke

A photo posted by wildernesshq (@wildernesshq) on Aug 7, 2016 at 8:33am PDT

#GOLD ✨ Always believe in your souuuuul ✨ #Me #goldeverything #WildernessFestival ??

A photo posted by Danielle Plange (@danielleplange) on Aug 8, 2016 at 6:40am PDT

@nakedjuiceuk sorting me out today ??? #wildernessfestival #getnakedandcolour #ad

A photo posted by Hobbie Stuart (@hobbiestuart) on Aug 7, 2016 at 7:23am PDT

Next level. The Valley #wilderness @mariboustate #vibes #dance #love

A photo posted by wildernesshq (@wildernesshq) on Aug 6, 2016 at 8:36am PDT

 

 

GOLD RUSH ✨ #Wilderness Glittercandy by @itsinyourdreams & @wekoko Necklace by @lievelinks ?

A photo posted by Kunna Haan (@kunnahaan) on Aug 7, 2016 at 3:53pm PDT

Normality #wildernessfestival

A photo posted by Chris Nunn (@chr1snunn) on Aug 8, 2016 at 7:06am PDT

Lake swimming with @robertoe65 #wilderness #wildernessfestival

A photo posted by @the_lucy_macgillivray on Aug 8, 2016 at 1:34am PDT

#wilderness2016 #wildernessfestival #thevalley #nosleepforthewicked #4amworkout

A photo posted by Charli Peake (@charli.peake) on Aug 8, 2016 at 6:40am PDT

❤️ #wildernessfestival #maboy

A photo posted by Sarah M. (@sarahfrenchyy) on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:09pm PDT

Captivating… #wildernessfestival #dance

A photo posted by wildernesshq (@wildernesshq) on Aug 6, 2016 at 7:35am PDT

Wilderness, It's been magical ✨ #youwillfindmeinthevalley #wildernessfestival #wgw

A photo posted by Arin Aurora Suppaya (@arinaurora) on Aug 8, 2016 at 4:08am PDT

The Atrium ❤️

A photo posted by wildernesshq (@wildernesshq) on Aug 8, 2016 at 2:27am PDT