Wasing Estate is delighted to announce its full line up for Solstice On The Mount and The Fireside Sessions on Thursday 20 June. Set in the heart of Berkshire, the much-anticipated solstice celebrations return with a host of special acts across two musical offerings.
This year, Solstice On The Mount is headlined by acclaimed artists Nick Mulvey and Rodrigo y Gabriela, joined on the bill by The Yawanawa. Later on Fireside Sessions will welcome performances from world music artists AWARË and Ajeet. For one night only, Wasing invites concert goers to come together to mark the Summer solstice, which takes place on the same day everywhere on the planet, connecting everyone in a truly global moment.
Nick Mulvey says, “I got goosebumps when I was asked to play the solstice gig. Playing at the actual solstice moment at 9.50pm is going to be a wonderful experience fusing music and nature’s artistry and connecting us all in time and with the world around us. I can’t wait.”
Previously a member of the critically acclaimed group Portico Quartet, Nick Mulvey frames themes of nature, spirituality and personal growth as a focal point embellished with his distinct blend of folk, pop and intricate guitar work alongside poetic and introspective lyrics. 2024 sees the 10th anniversary of his Mercury Prize nominated debut solo album ‘First Mind’ featuring the hit singles ‘Fever To The Form’ and ‘Cucurucu’. Nick will be on stage at 9.50pm at the pinnacle moment when the Solstice takes place; connecting concertgoers in time & with his music and the natural world around us.
As a separate ticket offering which includes overnight camping, Fireside Sessions will spark the solstice celebration’s shift from day into night with special performances from world music artists AWARË and Ajeet. For those seeking a free-spirited experience, The Fireside Sessions takes place as an evening concert by the Sacred Glade fire on the estate, giving a moment to connect with nature and the solstice vibes under the stars. The following morning a guided Sunrise Ceremony will take place at dawn to welcome the new sun.
Wasing are proudly supporting Médicins Sans Frontières, an international humanitarian organisation providing medical care in more than 70 countries , who treat patients on medical needs alone & provide life-saving care in crisis zones. For each Solstice ticket sold, £2 will be paid to MÉDICINS SANS FRONTIÈRES|DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (UK) (Charity Number: 1026588).
Set on Wasing Estate, The Mount is a stunning enclave right in the heart of the countryside. From the woodland trail arrival into a unique and mindful space to the wildflowers awaiting concertgoers within the amphitheatre, this is a truly transportive venue to see defining live acts, fully immersed in nature.
Wasing Estate itself is heralded for the way it breaks the mould for country estates and this ethos is reflected in the concerts; Wasing hosts healing retreats enriched with nature immersion, wellbeing festivals, and restorative events with a focus on the connection between the planet and its people. Both shows are alcohol free, allowing guests to be truly connected and present in the moment.
As well as the solstice celebrations, the estate will play host to On The Mount At Wasing, the concert series promoted by Senbla, set in a spectacular woodland amphitheatre. Throughout the month, Wasing will welcome a full line up of brilliant acts; Australian rock icons Crowded House will kick off the shows on 17 June, while London electronic duo Jungle will perform with their explosive full live band on 27 June, and dance icons Underworld will headline on 29 June, with more acts to be announced soon.
This year’s event follows On The Mount At Wasing’s inaugural year in 2023, which featured sensational shows from the likes of Gabriels, Jack Johnson, Sigur Ros and more.
To enhance the experience, new for 2024 is the introduction of Bell Tent accommodation, providing a comfortable and unique stay.
Andrew Perkins, CEO of Wasing Estate, says: “The Mount is the natural home of music. We invite people to connect in an extra special space, in a sensory moment fully immersed in the environment around us, celebrating world music & each other. We are honoured to welcome a phenomenal curation of exceptionally talented artists & look forward to welcoming everyone to what promises to be a remarkable Solstice evening at Wasing”.