In recent years, it has become more and more difficult to try and decide which festivals to attend, with each continually aiming to provide immersive experiences that detach you from reality and encourage your hedonistic tendencies to emerge. Few however, have gained such notoriety as Lost Village Festival.
With an emphasis on encouraging creative and expressive freedom, Lost Village is a four day festival located in an abandoned woodland village in a remote pocket of Lincolnshire. Not only does it deliver an exceptional musical lineup that traverses electronic music genres, but comedy, michelin-rated food and creative workshops are also festival protagonists.
Ahead of Lost Village – which takes place on August bank holiday weekend, 24-27th August – we picked out five artists that quite simply, cannot be missed…
With an incredible ability to harmonise devastating bass with subtle and rolling melodies, Moderat – Modeselektor and Apparat – are veterans of interpreting dancefloors and delivering. Currently in the midst of their world tour, they headline Lost Village. Expect a mesmeric set, particularly if they lay down one of their title tracks, ‘Bad Kingdom’.
2. Christian Loffler
There could be no more perfect a setting for the enchanting selections as made by Christian Loffler. Although he won’t be performing his much acclaimed live set, don’t be surprised to hear tracks taken from his sensational 2016 album, ‘Mare’ – which incidentally, he wrote in a secluded Swedish cabin surrounded by forest. Melancholy yet inspiringly beautiful, Loffler’s set will be inevitably charming.
3. Nina Kraviz
Once a dentist from Siberia, Kraviz then turned to techno and has never looked back – and thankfully so. With an eclectic taste, she frequently straddles genres from trance to acid house and everything inbetween. Kraviz always puts in the yards when she DJs, and thrives off playing in novel environments – evident from her label Trip’s parties in an Icelandic cave – so keep your wits about you with Nina, as you never know what might drop next.
4. The Black Madonna
Hedonism is ripe at festivals, and The Black Madonna will undoubtedly provide the soundtrack at Lost Village. From disco to funk, soul to techno, this American knows how to make a dancefloor truly tick. The eternal smile etched on her face when she is behind the decks is infectious and translates to her often rapturous crowds – expect this one to go off.
5. Loyle Carner
With his debut album, ‘Yesterday’s Gone’, going down a storm pretty much everywhere, the last year has been something of a whirlwind for English hip-hop star Loyle Carner. Bringing limitless energy and inspiring eloquence to his performances, Carner will be a crowd favourite in the forest.
Lost Village 2017 takes place in Lincolnshire on 24-27 August. More info available here.
Words: Samuel Asquith