National Forest hosts new Timber Festival

Timber is an extraordinary new festival where music, forests, arts and ideas will weave together an exhilarating weekend in the heart of the National Forest. 

Festival-goers will be able experience the transformative impact of forests with artists, musicians, scientists and thinkers.  

The programme includes plenty of music around the campfire and on three main stages. There will also be sound installations, storytelling, soundscapes and DJ sets in the woods. 

Writers, artists, poets, scientists, philosophers and educators will re-imagine what woodlands and trees mean to us, how we live in nature and will examine our relationship with the world around us. 

There will also be some fantastic circus, theatre, comedy and dance within the woodland playground and you will be able to get hands-on learning new skills and crafts. 

Torchlight processions, light projections, fire gardens and  luminous installations, will be lighting up the forest after dark.

The festival, organised by the National Forest in association with Wild Rumpus, is taking place from July 6-8 at Feanedock, a 70-acre native broadleaf woodland site on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. 

The environment and sustainability are at the heart of the event. For more information about tickets, and how to get there, go to