Just wow! What an epic feast of music was had at Wilderness Festival. I may be biased but, aside from the main stage with Robert Plant and Flaming Lips, the Travelling Folk Barn really was the place to be.
Snufkin, Gideon Conn and the Odd Beats did Front Room Songs proud, playing to a packed barn right from the start. Festival veterans RSVP Bhangra worked the crowd into a frenzy (being booed for not letting an act play another song is a new first for me), and Jaz Delorean and friends provided a little bit of musical magic to end the night, courtesy of a guest appearance from the giant Tommy Hare.
With such a smorgasbord of talent on offer, there really was no need to stray far from the Folk Barn for the rest of the weekend! Personal highlights (apart from everyone on the Thursday) were a stunning set from The Nightjar (watch out for that name) and a jaw-droppingly brilliant three hours with sets from Klezmer kings Tantz (I LOVE these guys!), Gentle Mystics Soundsystem, and electro Arabic Dabke (Shamstep) maestros 47 Soul. Congratulations and kudos to Woodburner Music for inspired programming!