Lost Village Announces Final Music, Comedy & The Institute Of Curious Minds Programme For 2017
With just one month to go, Lost Village has unveiled yet more names for this year’s festival. Live acts and DJs have joined the bill as well as a huge comedy line-up at the Lost Theatre. A truly intriguing array of talks and live interviews has also been announced for the Institute of Curious Minds.
Taking place in a desolate forest, this surreal 3 day event has more in common with events like Secret Cinema than with most other music festivals; engulfing festival-goers in an immersive journey through a world lost in time. Carefully curated music, food, comedy, talks and creative workshops are all entwined into what is one of the most unique festival experiences on the planet.
The Lost Village opening night will play host to some of the most prolific and influential names of the past decade, in the form of a live performance from Soulwax (presented by Amazon Music), and sets from 2manydjs and Erol Alkan; 3 legendary names whose influence and impact on modern music will be felt for decades.
Elderbrook, Franc Moody, Otzeki will also be playing live at the opening party, as well as production futurist Kiwi and Hip Hop crate diggers Applebum.
Far more than a music festival, Lost Village prides itself on bringing an eclectic programme of comedy, talks and live interviews to the woods each summer. This year’s Lost Theatre line-up includes the ever-electric superstar Russell Kane, the unmistakable wit of Joe Lycett, TV regular Seann Walsh and the one and only Reginald D Hunter. Support will come in the form of future comedy heroes Jarred Christmas, Laura Lexx, Rob Rouse, Chris Stokes, Julian Deane, Alistair Barrie, Pete Otway, Scott Bennett, George Lewis, Freddy Quinne & many more.
Those wanting to open their mind, learn something new and hear a host of stories, directly from the artist’s mouth, should look no further than the Institute For Curious Minds; a carefully curated programme of talks and live interviews that take place throughout the weekend. Craig Charles will be regaling stories of the UK’s first ever underground dance music scene - Northern Soul, whilst Greg Wilson will be discussing his Haçienda Days. Other talks include The Future of Culture, What We Eat, How To Love Your Body and more.
Elsewhere, Forger’s Lane will host creative workshops including Jewellery Making, Feather Craft, Archery and more. Food lovers should prepare to be blown away, as this year’s banquets. Friday welcomes the debut collaboration of two of the most exciting names in modern cooking; Elizabeth Allen and Lee Westcott. Saturday’s longtable affair will be personally hosted by James Lowe, head chef and founder of the Michelin-Starred Lyle’s in Shoreditch. Finally, Sunday will play host to Richard H Turner of the globally renowned Hawksmoor. Honest Burgers will also be setting-up camp with their one-off Officer’s Mess restaurant, serving a mouth watering range of innovative burgers.
All this complementing some of the finest names from London’s street food scene, including Claw, Le Swine, Spit & Roast, The Cheese Truck, Petare and more.