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Into the Wild 2018 – a little slice of perfection

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Into the Wild 2018 – a little slice of perfection

If the big festivals are starting to leave you feeling bloated and overwhelmed it might be time to consider something a little lighter – because a little less is sometimes a whole lot more.

And Into the Wild (not to be confused with Into the Wild Gathering) could be just what the doctor ordered…but do watch out for 2019 tickets and grab them quick, because this a strictly limited capacity affair.

Set on a large estate just a short drive out of North London, Into the Wild beckoned quietly to us as a warm-up to next weekend’s Latitude extravaganza.

With a line-up scattered with familiar festival favourites such as Beans on Toast, Will Varley, Oh My God, It’s The Church, and The Electric Swing Circus we knew the playlist was sorted – the only question left to answer was ‘do they know how to festival?’

The answer? An emphatic ‘YES’.

Following the dusty single-track lane across the estate we eventually spotted the gleaming-white tee-pee tops of the glamping field set out along a delightful lakeshore. Within minutes (driving past the hot shower block) we were wrist-banded and parking up in a small camper van area just behind the treeline from the main campsite.

With so many events this is where the slog starts. That long route-march from camping pitch to where the action is.

But there’s no such thing as a long walk at Into the Wild, and it was mere moments before we found ourselves in the heart of the festival arena.

And the first impression (past the luxury loos – not a portaloo in sight) is that if the Latitude site is a top-end, fully-loaded Range Rover, into the Wild is a stripped down beach buggy.

Forget endless rows of catering stalls and hawkers trying to tempt you with trinkets. Into the Wild runs on a bare minimum of high-quality food and just a handful of relaxed festival stalls.

Of course we know which car we’d rather be driving on a sunny summer’s day accompanied by a handpicked mix-tape soundtrack of brilliant bands.

Who wants to be wrapped in a cocoon of technology and safety gizmos when you can be bouncing over sand dunes with the wind in your hair?

Into the Wild does however, take one wise precaution (unnecessary this year as it happened) – it puts all it’s stages under canvas. So, should the weather turn, at least there’s plenty of shelter from the storm.

Another thing in this fantastic little festival’s favour is that it throws everything into Friday and Saturday, leaving Sunday free to pack down and head off home – meaning that there is a relaxing buffer zone before the Monday morning blues kick in.

Who is Into the Wild for?

This is an over-18s only event, and the bulk of the crowd seemed in their mid-to-late twenties and early-thirties, with a slant towards bohemian free-wheeling types. There were a few of the old guard in evidence, but the balance was tipped firmly towards the younger end of the spectrum.

Would we recommend it?

Without blinking we rate Into the Wild as one of the best festival experiences we’ve had in the last few years – and we go to a LOT of festivals. Our only worry is that now the secret is out!

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We hope that everyone has managed to stay safe and well during the lockdown and beyond. This weekend would have been ITW 2020 so we think it's a fitting time to check in with you to say we are more than excited to be returning next year.

We would like to once again thank everyone for the tremendous amount of support shown to the festival through these unprecidented times from our wonderful site, our artists, our regular contractors who have worked with us for years and of course to all of you, many of whom have kept their 2020 tickets for 2021.

So please SAVE THE DATE - *** 9th - 11th July 2021 ***

Earlybird tickets and initial line up announcements will be out in the next few weeks and we certainly have a lot to tell you.

Until then keep on being vigilant as the virus has not gone for good yet, and while we may all have a quiet summer this year we will more than make up for it next July.

ITW x
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We hope that everyone has managed to stay safe and well during the lockdown and beyond. This weekend would have been ITW 2020 so we think its a fitting time to check in with you to say we are more than excited to be returning next year. 

We would like to once again thank everyone for the tremendous amount of support shown to the festival through these unprecidented times from our wonderful site, our artists, our regular contractors who have worked with us for years and of course to all of you, many of whom have kept their 2020 tickets for 2021.

So please SAVE THE DATE - *** 9th - 11th July 2021 ***

Earlybird tickets and initial line up announcements will be out in the next few weeks and we certainly have a lot to tell you.

Until then keep on being vigilant as the virus has not gone for good yet, and while we may all have a quiet summer this year we will more than make up for it next July.

ITW x

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Arse! This was definitely going to be our festival of the year too Next year... ?

Oliver Rosier this is the one I went to

This would have been the year I would have come. Can’t wait for next year will grab the early birds when on sale

Chloe Patterson

Excellent 🌈😎

Katy Earley

Claire Stroud Was Hurst

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It has only been six weeks since we last posted to you about ITW returning this summer but so much has happened in that time it feels more like six months. The world has changed in just a few short weeks and now we are all having to spend a lot of time apart to protect eachother and to make things safe again for as near in the future as possible. We feel however that things will not be at that point by July and so we have taken the difficult but responsible decision to postpone Into The Wild Festival until 2021.

We want to thank everyone for the amazing amount of support the festival has received and we cannot wait to do this properly once the current restrictions in place for Covid-19 are no longer needed. We had an amazing line up in place for you and we're very grateful that a number of the artists invovled have already agreed to be with us next summer. We also would like to thank our site for being incredibly understanding in these unprecidented times and for working with us to make sure ITW returns in 2021.

An email will be going out to ticketholders shortly. In the meantime we hope that everybody stays safe and healthy, remember to follow the guidelines for social distancing - that way we can have one hell of a party in July 2021 in the field below...

ITW x
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It has only been six weeks since we last posted to you about ITW returning this summer but so much has happened in that time it feels more like six months. The world has changed in just a few short weeks and now we are all having to spend a lot of time apart to protect eachother and to make things safe again for as near in the future as possible.  We feel however that things will not be at that point by July and so we have taken the difficult but responsible decision to postpone Into The Wild Festival until 2021.

We want to thank everyone for the amazing amount of support the festival has received and we cannot wait to do this properly once the current restrictions in place for Covid-19 are no longer needed. We had an amazing line up in place for you and were very grateful that a number of the artists invovled have already agreed to be with us next summer. We also would like to thank our site for being incredibly understanding in these unprecidented times and for working with us to make sure ITW returns in 2021.

An email will be going out to ticketholders shortly. In the meantime we hope that everybody stays safe and healthy, remember to follow the guidelines for social distancing - that way we can have one hell of a party in July 2021 in the field below...

ITW x

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UPDATE - Refunds have now been issued to those who requested them. To everyone who has asked to have their tickets defferred to ITW 2021 - we are looking forward to seeing you there and thank you for your continued support. There are a number of people who have not replied to our ticketholder email so please do get in touch either on here or on intothewildinfo@gmail.com and let us know!

Such a shame. See you next year x

I wish other bigger festivals would do the same. Thank you <3 Absolutely the right decision.xx

Absolutely gutted. Are you sure you can't put it on just for me and Paola? Reckon we're immune now. Probably.

Claire Stroud Was Hurst😢

It’s a real shame John but it’s absolutely the right decision and Steve and I will be there next year with bells on, ... can’t wait 😎! Stay safe everyone X

Stay Safe Everyone🙏🙌Lots of love ❤

Take care and see you next year 💖

Best decision john

Yes for sure count me in...

Jaroslav Horak ❤️

Cant wait till next year

We’ll have to party twice as hard next year. Love to you all X

Hi, are we still able to purchase tickets ready for next year? We came for the first time last year, and it was such a fantastic experience. Such a shame it went be happening this year, but want to make sure we'll be there for 2021 x

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Earlybird Tickets Now Available. We genuinely cannot wait to be back with you all this summer. Some very exciting line up news coming soon. Goto www.intothewildfestival.co.uk/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

Earlybird Tickets Now Available. We genuinely cannot wait to be back with you all this summer. Some very exciting line up news coming soon. Goto www.intothewildfestival.co.uk/tickets

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Ahhhh yeah! 🤩

Claire Stroud Was Hurst Shall we get them today? Xx

Sophia Isobella Barone Tommy Baldwin Rikki Oakley

Can you get Locals discount off Earlybirds?

U got glamping this year?

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We're very excited to tell you that ITW will be back this summer on the 10-12 July 2020. Earlybird tickets from this Friday... ... See MoreSee Less

Were very excited to tell you that ITW will be back this summer on the 10-12 July 2020. Earlybird tickets from this Friday...

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Glamping option again aswell ?

Will there be any line-up release before early bird tickets go out?

Oh god , Josh Burns Matt PW Green Ross Lilley put the coffee on please 😂#loveross #wheresross #vibes #joshrocks #mattsmells #thebetterstage

At same venue; Chiddinglye Farm, West Hoathly?

Billy Washington Billy HillAndrew Ralph Elliot Ralph Marcus Pierce Daniela Zaharieva

Sinéad!?

Andrew Ralph Billy Washington Marcus Pierce is this our one?! 😁

Holly Marianne

Jack Taylor Danny Roberts

Can’t believe I’m away that weekend 😰😰😰😰

Sarah Congrave 😍

Harrison Prescot Sarah Harrison Chris Majewski 😱

Becky Clarke

Bella Penny

Laura Harm

Great news

Katy Earley

Anthony Brooks 😊

Woohoo so excited 😆

Jonathan Cowling Jessie Cowling Andrew Prowd Darryn Fagri. Natasha Fagri

Jemima Whittinger

Fancy it Toni Dagnall Emma Kemp Kerri Swaby ?

Yessss! 😃👏👏👏💗

Ace! 😍 Same venue? Xx

Emma Steven

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We loved ‘praising’ with Oh My God! It's The Church at this years festival - a truly religious experience.... ... See MoreSee Less

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XJimmy Martin right at the very end 😂❤️#get a room😂

XJimmy Martin right at the very end 😂❤️#get a room😂

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