Bjork has become the latest headline announcement for Wilderness Festival 2015, set to hit Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, UK from August 6th to 9th following the release of her acclaimed ninth album 'Vulnicura' early this year. She'll appear as the main act on the Friday.
Bjork to headline Wilderness 2015
Having released the follow-up to her 2011 record 'Biophilia' in January, the popular avant-garde Icelandic singer is taking to the road in support of it in the coming months. Among the handful of dates so far announced this year, she'll be topping Friday's bill at Wilderness in the Summer, alongside previously announced headliners for Saturday and Sunday, Ben Howard and George Clinton, the latter of whom will be rocking both his bands Parliament and Funkadelic.
Further acts already announced for the main stage include Roisin Murphy, Nick Mulvey, Nils Frahm, Caravan Palace, Hercules & Love Affair, Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, Benjamin Clementine, Ibibio Sound Machine, and Will And The People.
Wilderness is just about the sensational music, however. There are nods to the theatre and arts with carnival cabaret, operatic productions, symphony orchestras and film productions; and there is also a handful of talks going on throughout the weekend in regards to literature, pop culture, news and social issues. Catering will mark another highlight of the weekend with various stellar chefs dotted around the event and a number of workshops to get involved in.
Nonetheless, you can't deny that Bjork will be the subject of most of the festival buzz in August, as she hopefully brings some of the excitement of her latest album to the mix. 'Vulnicura' is her latest release on One Little Indian records; produced by Arca and The Haxan Cloak, Bjork has confessed her album was an emotional tribute to her break-up with Matthew Barney.
She'll also be bringing the album on tour across New York in March and April, including the Governors Ball Music Festival, and taking it to Europe's festival season with Pohoda Festival and Colors of Ostrava.