Timber Sets Line-Up for National Forest

Timber Festival continues to enhance its musical line-up with a slew of new artists set to grace the stage in the heart of the National Forest.

There is a distinctly folk feel to the latest wave of artists to join this year’s lineup. Makushin, a three-piece band whose atmospheric, tender sounds promise to provide a tranquil soundtrack in harmony with the festival’s natural surroundings through their fusion of folk, jazz and ambient music, join the roster for their first performance at Timber.

Joining them is Italian-born, London based Heka, who also brings a refreshing mix of folk and modern electronic influences, while Scott Matthews blends folk, rock, blues, and Eastern-inspired songwriting on the Nightingale stage.

Annie Gardiner, renowned for her work in the rock duo Hysterical Injury, will also enchant audiences with her beautiful melodies and stunning vocals, further enhancing the mystical atmosphere of the National Forest.

Rounding off this latest wave of artists is Tirzah, who has been making waves since releasing a series of EPs on Greco-Roman alongside her long-time collaborator, Mica Levi. With three albums under her belt on the esteemed Domino Records, she has garnered acclaim from BBC 6Music and The Guardian, solidifying her position as one of the UK’s foremost avant-garde musicians. Festivalgoers can anticipate a captivating journey through her deeply personal and moving performance, destined to be a highlight of Saturday night.

These latest additions to Timber’s musical line-up serve to diversify and enrich the festival experience, providing a stacked musical soundtrack to complement the festival’s sustainability and wellbeing focus. With acts such as Haçienda legend Dave Haslam, electro-folk artist Frankie Archer and Rozi Plain already announced, along with stages guest curated by Jason Singh and Stone Club, alongside Mercury-nominated Lou Rhodes and respected songwriter Rohan Heath, who also perform under their burgeoning Kiiōtō project, Timber Festival promises something to suit all musical tastes while embodying the festival’s ethos and organic sense of community.