LeeFest founder Lee Denny has launched an adventure-themed music festival, Camp Wildfire, which aims to challenge the music festival archetype.
Camp Wildfire is billed as an event for adults to reconnect with nature and their childlike spirit.
The founders are best known for their work on larger music events, including having run independent festival LeeFest – which is taking a fallow year in 2015 – for the past nine years, but they have chosen to keep the debut Camp Wildfire intimate, with just 500 tickets available.
The focus is on creating a programme of activities to challenge and inspire people and to build a community that will work together to enhance each others’ experience.
The morning Expedition session might fell trees for the afternoon Engineering session to build a zip-wire that the rest of the camp can enjoy all weekend.
Denny’s statement on the event reads: “Adventure is a necessity of the human spirit, instinctive to children but forgotten by adults. This belief lead to the conception of Camp Wildfire, a new, unique event format launching this summer.
“Built for inquisitive, intrepid adults, by day Wildfire is a bustling 1950’s-style camp with expeditions, bushcraft, artistry, engineering and adventure sports. As darkness falls, the forest transforms into a hedonistic Wildfire of music and festivity.”
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 6 March, and will only be available to people who have pre-registered through the Camp Wildfire website.
LeeFest, meanwhile, has outgrown its current home at Highams Farm and is expected to announce a new venue for 2016 later this year.