Well, what a weekend that was. 4 days of incredible music, eye-opening surroundings and wonderful company. Total hedonism.
For those that are unfamiliar with Lost Village, it is one of the younger festivals at only 6 years old, situated in the forests between Lincoln & Grantham. Most people are drawn into festivals because of lineups, but this festival offered so much more than that.
“Amongst a network of paths, derelict houses and overgrown courtyards, you’ll find yourself in spaces like The Junkyard, which is scattered with old 50s racers & jet engines.”
Themed on a post war, barren, abandoned waste-woodland, the team have managed to take a forest and transform it into an unforgettable multi sensory experience. Amongst a network of paths, derelict houses and overgrown courtyards, you’ll find yourself in spaces like The Junkyard, which is scattered with old 50s racers & jet engines. Perfect for setting the scene for the explosive DJ sets. Not far from there you’ll find the Burial Ground which hosts the headline artists in an otherworldly tribal themed arena. Not to mention the abandoned airport that you’ll also find yourself in if you’ve had one too many.
Incredible sets from Caribou, Four Tet & Arlo Parks led the main stage but the overall curation of the lineup is arguably one of the best around. Especially for a boutique festival with just 17,000 attendees. Sets from DJ Boring, Ross From Friends, Do Nothing & Jockstrap were also standouts for us.
If the above wasn’t enough, the festival also boasts a wonderful selection of food events. Friday was a Bubala Middle Eastern feast, Saturday was curated by well known chef James Cochran, and finally, Sunday ended with a greatly anticipated roast by Hawksmoor. Secret’s out - the food was some of the best festival food we’d had. Vegan & vegetarian options were also at the ready.
And… drum roll… we of course were on site doing our thing. The Black Lines boutique bar was pouring Aperol Spritz, Rum Punch, Paloma and Elderflower Collins. It goes without saying that many memorable times were made at the bar. For those who came down and had a cocktail with us, it was lovely to meet you. 10/10 stuff. See you next year Lost Village.
Take a look at some of our images below to relive the moments.