Fri 5th Jul 2019 - Sun 7th Jul 2019

Timber Festival

National Forest, Swadlincote

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Timber Festival is a unique, site-specific festival celebrating nature. Located at Feanedock, a 70-acre woodland site in the National Forest, Timber returns for a second year fresh from winning Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards. An incredible weekend festival of debate and reflection amongst the trees, Timber celebrates the positive impact of nature and what it means to live sustainably.

Created by the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus (award-winning producers of the Just So Festival, renowned as one of the top family festivals in the world), experience the transformative impact of forests with artists, musicians, and scientists. Explore what woodlands can mean to us and how we can re-imagine our relationship with our environment. Play and create in an arboreal wonderland, where the tonic of wildness rules supreme.

The festival programme incorporates acts from spoken word to theatre, music and wellbeing workshops. This year’s music line-up includes live performances from Gwenno, Hannah Peel, Stealing Sheep, You Tell Me, Jesca Hoop and guest curator Elizabeth Alker from BBC Radio 3 and 6Music, to name a few. There's theatre and performance from the likes of Cardboardia and Pif Paf, ground-breaking circus from Max Calaf and Lost in Translation, and speakers including broadcaster Stuart Maconie, Phill Jupitus and author Laura Barton. Festival-goers can also take part in forest bathing, wellness workshops and visit a woodland cinema.


Gwenno Saunders is a Welsh musician and dancer best known as a singer and keyboardist with The...

Hannah Peel

'A great singer and a latter day Delia Derbyshire' - The Observer The Northern Ireland artist who...

Stealing Sheep

A Liverpool-based trio that play alternative folk pop with delicate harmonies, medieval synths and...

Jesca Hoop

Quirky folk with an indie twist from Manchester-based Californian Hoop. A startling singer of...

Phill Jupitus

This popular stand-up and TV comedian is well-known for his appearances on the pop music quiz show...

Stuart Maconie

Radio presenter, writer, journalist and critic. He co-hosts the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC...