After their incredible inaugural year in 2016, LeeFest presents The Neverland showcase their biggest lineup to date, all of which runs alongside their thriving glitter soaked arts community.
Straight out of Nottingham, LeeFest headliner Jake Bugg became a household name following his eponymous debut album. He has earned legions of fans thanks to his heartfelt folk anthems and intimate stage presence. Jake Bugg’s critically acclaimed latest album, ‘On My One’, is a departure from his folk roots and combines his love of hip hop with his infectious brand of 70s pop. Having earned Best Solo Artist (NME Awards) and Best New Act (Q Awards), Jake Bugg has no shortage of accolades, expect a show of soul and struts from the prodigal son of folk.
Fellow headliner Annie Mac is renowned as one of dance music’s most supreme selectors. Annie is without a doubt one of dance music’s superstars and a musical polymath. Easily one of the world’s most hard-working DJ’s, Annie is known for her high-octane live shows. As well as being a globe-trotting DJ, she famously sits at the helm as Radio 1’s champion of new music, with her own much-loved Friday night show.
LeeFest welcomes very special guests Wild Beasts into The Neverland for the very first time. Beloved by critics and music lovers alike, Wild Beasts craft beautiful tracks with kaleidoscopic guitar rhythms and lyrics you can scream at the top of your lungs, all of which feature alongside their stunning visuals.
Jungle will be bringing their brand new concept Jungle Presents to The Neverland. The chart-topping hip-hop collective will be taking over Wonderland’s Beach Stage with a personally curated lineup of their favourite need-to-know acts including Moxie and Makeness. Topped off with a knockout DJ set from Jungle themselves.
Cementing their position as the leading UK festival for new music, a selection of the finest up and coming acts complete the first announcement, including BBC Sound of 2017’s Tom Greenan, Zane Lowe approved Fickle Friends, and Bad Sounds, who were recently crowned hottest record in the world by Annie Mac. The hotly tipped Ider, Strong Asian Mothers, Fish, Keston Cobblers Club, and Catholic Action are amongst many more need-to-know names on the lineup, with even more to be announced, including their final headliner.
LeeFest has a reputation for lovingly curating lineups that showcase future stars; in their very first year, LeeFest welcomed Loyle Carner and Vant. They have often played host to Mercury Prize and Brit Award nominees and winners including London Grammar, Bastille, Years & Years, Jack Garratt, and Young Fathers.
Three realms make up The Neverland, revellers enter another world, each under the rule of a different Tribe. The Mermaids are the shimmering queens of Mermaids Lagoon. At Skull Ridge anarchy is the order of the day, as the Pirates reign supreme. The Lost Boys of The Neverwoods are the practical jokers; the children of the forest who refuse to grow up.
Escaping the confines of the real world, the Neverland’s kingdom offers an extensive selection of shape-shifting dance troupes, glitter fuelled games, real beach parties, tranquillity spa, comedy, arts & craft workshops, cinema and more wonders to be announced.
Choose your Tribe, find The Neverland and never grow old.