Tomorrow we head down to the first Wilderness Festival, taking place on our back door in the beautiful Cornbury Park Estate. Previously this lovely venue has hosted the Cornbury Festival, which has thankfully now moved elsewhere as (trust us) it has the worse possible line-up you could ever imagine for an event of this type.
Anyway, the Wilderness is, as we say, a different kettle of fish featuring Gogol Bordello, Toots and the Maytals, Dry The River, Hypnotic Ensemble, CW Stoneking and Hayseed Dixie all creating the sounds today. Antony and the Johnsons will headline Sunday’s music menu, alongside Mercury Rev, Laura Marling, Guillemots and The Low Anthem. Wilderness ‘artist-in-residence’, Daniel Johnston will also perform in his only UK appearance. His Sunday Night ‘Songbook Finale’ will see him perform a number of unique collaborations.
So here is a little Wilderness mix to whet the appetite, as long as the sun shines it should be a cracker.
Download The Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin mp3 (from O My God, Charlie Darwin)
Download The Low Anthem – This God Damn House mp3 (from What The Crow Brings)
Download Mercury Rev – Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp mp3 (from Deserters Songs)
Download Gogol Bordello – Not A Crime mp3 (from Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike)
Download Dry The River – New Ceremony mp3 (from New Ceremony Single)
Download Toots And The Maytals – 54-46 Was My Number mp3 (from The Very Best Of Toots And The Maytals)
Download Hayseed Dixie – Ace of Spades mp3 (from Let There Be Rockgrass)
Download Antony & The Johnsons – Hope There’s Someone mp3 (from I Am A Bird Now)
Download Daniel Johnston – Life In Vain mp3 (from Fun)
Download CW Stoneking – Seven Nation Army mp3 (From Triple J’s Like A Version Four, White Stripes Cover)
Download The Guillemots – Made Up Love Song #43 mp3 (from Through The Windowpane)
And listen to the brilliant new single, Sophia, by Laura Marling.