Timber weaves together music, ideas and trees for festival line-up

Aerial performer at Timber

Put this in your diary immediately: Timber is a new festival taking place from July 6th to 8th, featuring everything you'd expect from a summer fest with added woodland wonders.

It's in the National Forest in the Midlands, for a start, but the arboreal theme doesn't stop there. Check out artist and producer Jony Easterby's new interactive performance Tree and Wood, nature-related songs and conversation with BBC Radio 4 producer Geoff Bird and special guests in Wilderness Tracks, a Dawn Chorus to get your vocal chords stuck into, a talk from Stuart Maconie about post-industrial Britain's changing landscape and heaps more.

Timber Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram Photo by edsimmons visitgreenwich

If you just fancy music then Jane Weaver, This Is The Kit and Hope & Social are headlining, while there's a Masked Ball for party-goers, screenings of woodland-themed films including Princess Mononoke and lots for families – including, of course, tree-climbing – art-lovers (check out Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon), wellbeing fans (eco-spa!) and basically anyone who likes having a nice time in the woods.

Timber Jane Weaver

Timber (adult day tickets are from £40; weekend camping tickets £120) looks to be an intimate festival too – the capacity is just 6,000.

Photo credit: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram, photo by @edsimmons_@visitgreenwich.

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