Tuesday, 16th February 2010

As Reported on Drowned In Sound;

The first wave of bands have been announced for the ultra-intimate and Oxfordshire-based Wood Festival, which comes to you from the makers of Truck Festival. It's all eco-friendly and that, and there's only 800 tickets, too! 800! You get more people than that at a Luton Town game these days!Anyway, the first batch of artists includes:TunngFionn ReganMartin SimpsonDanny And The Champions Of The WorldFrontier RuckusOra CooganTrevor Moss & Hannah LouDusty & The Dreaming StarsWOOD - which takes place from 21-23 May in Brazier Park, Oxfordshire - claims to be Britain's greenest festival, and who are we to argue? It's powered entirely on renewable energy - solar power, wind power, and even includes a cycle-powered cinema and disco. As for toilet matters, gone are the plastic portaloos, and in are composting toilets, which sound a lot more pleasant. I'm thinking it'll be kind of like an outhouse style set-up.Other than the music, there are many workshops of varying themes and directions. It wouldn't be worth calling it WOOD without one on woodcraft, though, as well as yoga, knitting, story-telling and the long-lost art of thatching.Weekend tickets are priced at £70 for adults; a price which includes all camping as well as any workshops you may wish to attend throughout the weekend. Junior ticket prices (13-17) are £50, children under 12 get in free AND there's also the opportunity to get a TRUCK+WOOD ticket all in one go. They go on sale on February 13. Buy them from here find more information here.There's a junior ticket for ages 13-17 priced £50, children 12 & under can come along for free! Don't forget you can also get a Supertrucker ticket – giving you access to both WOOD and it's bigger brother TRUCK. TRUCK tickets go on sale 13th February.

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