An incredible weekend festival of debate, celebration and reflection in the National Forest, Timber invites you to stand up and be counted as we rethink our relationship with nature over three-days of music, forest, art and ideas.
Dubbed The International Forest Festival, Timber Festival is one of the first festivals on our Summer 2021 calendar taking place over the first weekend in July (2nd - 4th). Although the kickstart to the season has been delayed this year, there’s still plenty on offer to fill the festival-sized hole in your life, and Timber certainly fits the bill.
Influenced by the blending of folk and jazz by artists such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell and John Martyn, Woolf’s music is delicately composed, reflective and sensitive. His debut EP “self” (released in 2018) is a collection of heartfelt inner monologues and images, offering five ethereal tracks to let you and your fellow festival pals unwind.
Blessing Timber's Eyrie Stage, Chloe Foy's light distinct vocals and poetic lyrics create a very pure, melodious and enchanting sound, which can captivate any listener. She has a varied musical style with her influences consisting of artists such as Joni Mitchell, Turin Brakes and more recently Johnny Flynn and Bon Iver. Foy's giving folk-y, summer main character car moment vibes - think last day festival, midday, when everyone’s feeling fragile but still wants to bask and hang out in the sun.
With the release of her debut album less than a month before Timber's start date (11th June 2021), ‘Where Shall We Begin’ closes the chapter on a formative period for the songwriter. Listen to 'Where Shall We Begin' below:
This five-piece rock band from Sunderland fuse indie-rock and academia throughout their work. Their latest musical exposition is the album ‘Flat White Moon', taking a distinct turn away from their classic elaborate inclinations of 1980s pop.
However, if you're more a classic British folk at heart and fancy something along the likes of second-wave British invasion acts like Duran Duran, Phil Collins, and the Human League, we'd recommend throwing it back to their 2018 album 'Open Here.' Listen to their sixth album below:
Snapped Ankles outsider status has always allowed them to hold a mirror up to society. Now the boundaries are not so clear. In the four years since Come Play The Trees was released, their cult has flourished.
Previous album Stunning Luxury saw the band invited to play the BBC 6 Music Festival and a KEXP session on the back of a sold-out UK tour which culminated with two nights at Village Underground in London. As those who have witnessed the shamanic ritual of their live shows will attest, they are a truly unique, communal experience.
Their new album, Forest Of Your Problems, will see the woodwose bring their ancient forest rhythms and high-wire, multi-media live act to ever bigger stages – including Camden’s iconic Roundhouse in October.
Forest Of Your Problems is released 2 July 2021.
Caoilfhionn Rose (pronounced Keelin), is a singer, songwriter and producer who was born in Manchester, England, with family roots in Northern Ireland and Yorkshire (UK). Emerging from a diverse music scene, she ties together remnants of Manchester’s musical past with its evolving present.
Caoilfhionn’s long-awaited sophomore album ‘Truly’ was released on 9th April on Gondwana Records which was co-produced by Kier Stewart of The Durutti Column. Rose’s songwriting draws from a diverse palette of influences, including Building Instrument, Rachel Sermanni, Alabaster DePlume and Broadcast. Rose also professes to a love for beautiful, stripped back, piano based music, such as Dustin O’Halloran and label mate Hania Rani