LOST Festival will return to a secret woodland location just outside of London with a 24-hour hedonistic celebration of art & music starting midday on the 21st August 2016. Get your tickets here
Taking the steps off the well-trodden festival footpath, LOST festival is changing the shape of the festival industry to provide a totally new immersive experience like no other. Blacked out LOST buses set off to the secret location, with guests requested to leave their phones at home. Upon arrival at the LOST woods participants will enter ‘Limbo’, dropping off their bags and putting on overalls to submerge themselves in large-scale pieces of accumulative, live art to the backdrop of the most diverse DJs and music collectives London and the surrounding areas has to offer. Leaving behind any restrictive constraints of contemporary art and fresh from the success of its first sold out year, LOST redefines the gallery experience and encourages pure artistic indulgence.
Legendary selector and all round good guy Rob Da Bank will be taking time off his crazy busy schedule to provide musical accompaniment to the festivities from his bottomless record bag, he’ll be joined by the cream of the London DJ’s such as Two Inch Punch and crews such as B.A.R.E amongst others. On the art side in the LOST WOODS, Alice Kilkenny will be creating incredible visual installations fresh from touring her work with Sting. John Costi who has recently shown at The Koppel Project, Light Eye Mind and Tate Modern will be bringing his unique inimitable art and spoken word to proceedings, Daniel J Norie, who currently has a show at Brick Lane’s PROOF Gallery, will be bringing his expansive visual language to the eyes of the eager crowds, Tom Spicer will also be present making invisible sculptures visible and KIVU – the people’s artist turning the tables on art audiences since 1988. Recent graduates from Goldsmiths, Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art are in the mix along side many more.
In addition to the eclectic line-up of art and music, revellers will be able to make the most of characterful bars, delicious food stalls, cosy tipis, inventive chilling and viewing areas, beautifully lit tree-houses, independent camping and even a luxury bell-tent village for those who want a bit more comfort and ease all at a very affordable price.
LOST is where spectators become participants, and participants become artists. Prepare to get messy…
Feature photo credit: Zoe Savitz