The organizers behind TRUCK, the UK’s coolest small-but-perfectly-formed summer festival, have created a new kind of music event, powered by completely renewable energy sources including bicycles, wood-burning stoves and the sun. The aim of this festival is to celebrate music and nature, so naturally it’s called… WOOD! WOOD festival will be held at Braziers Park, Oxfordshire on May 15th, 16th & 17th 2009. With a great line-up of great (mainly) acoustic and organic music, there’ll also be a full programme of activities and workshops for all ages.
The event runs entirely on renewable energy and aims to highlight green issues and through participation promote an ecologically friendly lifestyle, with composting toilets, showers heated by wood-burning stove and a solar-powered stage. You can even spend dancing into the night in a bicycle powered ‘disotheque’. There will be opportunities for everyone (from children to grandparents!) to participate. With workshops including singing, woodcraft, yoga to making wallets from orange juice cartons, and a fashion dress parade – with plenty of opportunities to learn more and join in our lively lunchtime discussions.
“We’re aiming to use renewable energy sources as much as possible. So, the main stage , will be solar-powered, and the second stage will be bicycle-powered (which will require audience participation!). There are composting toilets (which are much nicer than portaloos by the way – I’ve tried them!), and the showers will be powered by a wood burner. There’ll also be a sauna powered by the same method. Plus, we wanted to do something that was like the first ever Truck festival (in 1998) in size and spirit”. Joe Bennett Festival Organiser.
With a much Folkier vibe than TRUCK with a strong line up that includes SPIERS & BODEN, MEIC STEVENS, PO’ GIRL, JIM MORAY, KARINE POLWART, THE WEEK THAT WAS, DANNY THE CHAMP, STORNOWAY, JONQUIL,CO-PILGRIM,with plenty more still to be announced. It’s not all about Folk we also have BRAKES, SAM ISAAC and DODGY (acoustic) also confirmed.
“If we are to have festivals in the future then they’ve got to be the polar opposite to the leviathans that Glastonbury or V-festival have become; where a city of tents with the population of Oxford is assembled and then disposed off in the space of a weekend. If there is going to be a festival of the future hopefully it will look like WOOD.”
Tickets for WOOD 2009 are now on sale from www.ThisIsTruck.com/WOOD . A very limited number of SuperTrucker tickets are available, giving access to both festivals and a chance to secure Truck tickets before they go on sale to the general public on 12th March at 12:12pm
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