WITH just six weeks to go until it opens its gates to the public, Oxfordshire’s most environmentally-friendly music festival has announced its line-up.

Wood, which takes place among forested countryside at Braziers Park, Ipsden, near Wallingford, is an award-winning festival which not only promotes green issues but aims to operate by example, making a minimal impact on the landscape.

For its 10th anniversary, it has assembled one of its strongest line-ups yet, with appropriately-named blues and soul-rockers Treetop Flyers; 77:78 – featuring Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin of The Bees; Bristol art-rockers Yama Warash; political folk artist Grace Petrie; and Bennett Wilson Poole – a three-piece consisting of Danny Wilson of the band Danny And The Champions Of The World, producer and guitarist Tony Poole, and Robin Bennett of the band The Dreaming Spires – who also co-runs the festival with his brother, and fellow musician, Joe.

The festival utilises composting lavatories and green energy. Food and drink is generally organic and locally-sourced and the wooden stage is roofed with wildflowers. As well as music there are workshops and classes covering everything from wild foraging to identifying trees and wildlife, yoga and traditional crafts.

Also playing the event are singer-songwriter and Robert Plant collaborator Julie Murphy; Orphan Colours, featuring Ahab members Steven Llewellyn, Dave Burn and Graham Knight, Danny & The Champions of The World’s drummer Steve Brookes, and Noah & the Whale guitarist Fred Abbott; Oxfordshire singer and fiddle player Jackie Oates; family-friendly musician Nick Cope; and Cornwall’s William the Conqueror.

Robin Bennett said: “This is the 10th anniversary of our festival of music and nature, and we’re calling it Year of the Water Vole, to help draw attention to one of Britain’s most adorable mammals, now seriously endangered.

Adult Weekend tickets cost £94 – unless you are travelling to Wood by bicycle, in which case they are £85. Teens (13-17) are £20, children aged 12 and under are free.

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They will be joined by All Our Exes Live in Texas, O&O, Fonda 500, Darrem Eedens and the Slim Pickin’s, Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou, Birdie, Marcus Gonzalez, Long Tll Jefferson, Jali Fily Cissokho, The Raving Beauties, Foghorn Leghorn, Marcus Corbett & Nitin Gaikwad, Band of Hope, Pete Falloon, Faeland, Paul McClure, George Borowski & Mora, Art Theefe, Lily Ramona, The Bennett Family Singers, The Rivers, Oxford Ukuleles, The Lantern Society and DJ Badger, Moose & Muntjac.

Robin added: “As always, we will also host a full programme of free workshops for all ages, kids tent activities, talks and discussions in the Kindling tent, including plenty of vole-y stuff, and delicious locally-sourced food and drink… more on all those soon, as well as a few more acts.

“Early bird tickets all sold out in record time and we’re down to our last few full priced tickets.”