Preview: Wild Life Festival 2016


Having recently been awarded ‘Best New Festival’ at the 2015 UK Festival Awards, Wild Life Festival returns for it’s second year at Brighton City Airport on 11th and 12th June.

The Wild Life 2016 line up in full

Alongside curators Disclosure and Rudimental, Wild Life boasts a diverse two-day line-up that certainly rivals last year which saw high-profile acts such as Sam Smith, George Ezra and Jamie xx making appearances. Wild Life’s older brother, Park Life, will share a number of acts across the weekend in addition to major coups such as The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer and Diplo. This certainly does not detract from the quality of its understudy though.

Saturday’s strong main stage schedule includes Disclosure, Annie Mac and Skepta, whilst other potential highlights include Flume and Rat Boy on the Wild Life Big Top stage as well as whole host of DJ sets across the WHP Presents and Supercharged stages: Four Tet, Eats Everything, Andy C and Wilkinson will certainly appeal to the more electronically-inclined festival goer.

For what Wild Life’s outside stages lack on Sunday the Main Stage line up more than atones. The line up – consisting of Rudimental, Bastille, James Bay, Stormzy and Jack Garratt – is one that spans multiple music genres and will inevitably sell out come June. Nevertheless, Sunday’s outside stages will be a good opportunity for festival-goers to experience the up-and-coming Izzy Bizu, the soulful Jamie Woon and Snakehips, best known for their 2015 single ‘All My Friends’.

Both day and weekend tickets for Wild Life Festival are available here, as well as a payment plan which ends on 31 March.


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