The incredible Lunar Festival returns bigger and better than ever in 2018 after taking a break last year. A cosmic sibling to Moseley’s Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul and Folk festivals, the three day event at Umberslade Farm Park in Tanworth in Arden is a thoughtfully curated expression of art, music, spoken word, food, dance and of course bright shiny good vibes that could have been transmitted from the moon itself. Taking inspiration from the Lunar Society of Birmingham, the festival is a whole weekend’s worth of stimulation for your senses, imagine putting your brains through a celestial deep clean for 72 hours affording smiles, a deep mental refreshing and intellectual enlightenment. A whole human reboot if you will. So much to pick from, as if the organisers had a no limits cultural fantasy pool from which to draw. The majestic silky electro pop of Goldfrapp is always unmissable, Birmingham’s own experimental pioneers Dorcha rock up, with groundbreaking dance music act A Guy Called Gerald and the flamboyant Basement Jaxx (DJ set) standing out for us. But it’s all the nooks and crannies waiting to be discovered that make Lunar so special. Dad dancing competition anyone? We’ll be there. Workshops on foraging for your dinner, a bit of Shrubstep (birdsong) and a nice relaxing sound bath. Lunar has it all.
Fri 27 Jul to Sun 29 Jul at Umberslade Farm Park, Butts Lane, Tanworth in Arden B94 5AE £53 day £125 wknd lunarfestival.co.uk/
Published on: Sat 23 Jun 2018