Wild Woods Music & Arts Festival was a feast for the senses – from thirty bands of varied genres, to a wide range of artists showcasing their work. Throughout the weekend, several of the artists who had work on display, performed live painting sessions during the music; Nicholas Heilig, Tom Jenks, Rosa Beryl, and others. There were also a great variety of workshops; Kombucha making, wire-wrapping, juggling, hooping, bee keeping and a spread of yoga classes each day. This provided for a viscerally pleasing experience, as one roamed around the festival taking in the sights and sounds. The weather was amazing almost the entire weekend, complimenting the beauty of the fest’s home on Page Farm, which is nestled in the forest of Croydon, New Hampshire.
Each day featured close to 15 acts, on three different stages. Friday, the highlights included Strange Machines, Kung Fu, Papadosio & Lespecial. Saturday’s lineup was equally pleasing, ranging from Smalltalker, Harsh Armadillo, Giant Panda Guerilla Dubsquad and Roots of Creation, to Hayley Jane & The Primates, Emancipator and Govinda. Sunday topped the weekend off, with a morning ‘ambient sound experience’ led by Ed Mann (formerly played with Frank Zappa), followed by The Edd, Revibe, Broccoli Samurai, Cabinet, Zoo Logic, and Tim Palmieri Band, among many others.
The best part of any festival, is the sense of community that is created by bringing people together from all over to enjoy similar music interests, experiences, and opportunities – when this can be done in an environment that immerses those partaking in nature, magic happens. The mission of Wild Woods is inspiring, and strives to create a platform that provides just that:
“Our Mission at Wild Woods is to create a positive community centered around music and the arts. We aim to give you the best possible festival experience while taking care of your safety and our mother earth. We wish to share our vision of sustainable festivals with you along with the experience of a lifetime.
The music is certainly the main event at this festival but we hope to bring out the other aspects of this wonderful culture that make some festivals so special. This includes all things from the visual arts to the food we provide. We cant wait to see you all there!” www.wildwoodsfest.com
The evolution of Wild Woods is only just beginning – if you have yet to experience it, be sure to stay tuned for next years line-up of music, artists and offerings. Enjoy this gallery provided by CWright Photography, and to see the full gallery follow the link below.