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Audi presents Wilderness Announces New Venue

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The Riddle: A Secret Garden of Wonder

“In the heart of the fun, where madness takes flight,
I invite the wild and wacky, both day and night.
What lies behind you may never find,
But if my stage to you reveals, wonders will unwind…”

Audi presents Wilderness is thrilled to unveil a brand new dance music venue, The Riddle, a mysterious creation from festival insiders Will Kayll and Jemima Howden. The couple, deeply connected to the wonders of Wilderness, have designed a space that will captivate with its blend of mystery, music and inclusivity. Delivering more than just music, those who embark will go on a kaleidoscopic journey, with many layers and delights to be uncovered. Expect total immersion, surprise performances and a secret garden - if you can find your way in.

Artists confirmed include national DJ treasure Greg Wilson, accomplished Colombian DJ Julio Victoria who will be performing with a live drummer and bass player, young and fast-rising disco doyenne MiNNA, feel-good house and techno DJ and Berlin’s Arms & Legs Records head honcho Kristin Velvet, DJ, songwriter, and producer ABEL, Balearic house originator Trevor Fung, French multi-instrumentalist Bertrand Lacombe - aka Dombrance - and many more talented artists who are not typically to be found on festival bills. Expect secret sets from DJ legends too.

Will and Jemima’s ties to Wilderness run deep. Jemima resides on the festival grounds, while Will’s journey with Wilderness began at seventeen, performing on one of its stages. Their paths intertwined at the festival, leading to the conception of The Riddle - a project born from their shared love for Wilderness and their desire to add a fresh, immersive experience to its already rich tapestry.

The Riddle is designed to be a secret and ever-changing space. A speakeasy vibe leads party-goers into a secret walled garden with a dancefloor at its centre - but will only be revealed to those who solve The Riddle. Those lucky enough will discover a classic English Country Garden with many twists, performers, decadent spaces, a bar and a club sound system. An ever-changing project, future iterations of The Riddle promise entirely new experiences. The venue aims to foster genuine connections, encouraging visitors to unplug from their devices and engage face-to-face. Stickers will be handed out to promote a ‘no phones’ policy, making The Riddle a sanctuary of undistracted enjoyment where dancers can truly live in the moment.

“The ethos of the Riddle is to create a space for young creatives to showcase their talents within a safe environment that encourages genuine human connection. We want to create a feeling of mystery and curiosity. We want you to dance like nobody's watching, explore like there is no tomorrow and embrace every wild and wonderful moment. Express yourself, hug, laugh, smile and just go for it!”

Tickets on sale at https://www.wildernessfestival.com/tickets

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