Björk to headline Wilderness Festival alongside Ben Howard and George Clinton

The fifth edition of the festival takes place in Oxfordshire in August

Björk has been confirmed to headline Wilderness Festival, which takes place from August 6 to 9 at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire.

The Icelandic singer will follow the release of new album ‘Vulnicura’ with a headline set on the Friday of the festival, which has today confirmed that Ben Howard and George Clinton will also appear as headliners.

Other musical acts confirmed for the annual event include Roisin Murphy, Nick Mulvey, Nils Frahm, Caravan Palace, Hercules & Love Affair, Brandt Bauer Frick Ensemble, Benjamin Clementine, Ibibio Sound Machine and Will & The People.

Returning for its fifth year, Wilderness Festival features a wide range of attractions alongside its musical acts. The arts programme includes talks, debates, family magic and games plus theatre. Outdoor pursuits available at the festival include horse riding, wild swimming, fly fishing, low bow archery, secret adventures, philosophy walks, croquet east, hunter gather cook foraging and butchery, boating and wild medicine walks.

Wilderness 2014 saw performances from Metronomy, Burt Bacharach, London Grammar, Jessie Ware with the Wilderness Orchestra, Sam Smith, Connan Mockasin, Gregory Porter, Submotion Orchestra, Mount Kimbie and Soak.

Björk recently rush-released her new album ‘Vulnicura’ after the record leaked online. The Icelandic singer took to Facebook to tell fans about the making of the LP, calling it a “heartbreak album”.

Meanwhile, Björk will perform two shows at New York’s Carnegie Hall and a further four at the City Center venue between March 7 and April 4 this year.

In addition to the new album and exhibition, the singer will also release a career retrospective book in March titled Björk: Archives. The book, which features contributions from directors Chris Cunningham and Spike Jonze, will chart the singer’s career through a mixture of poetry, academic analysis, philosophical texts and photographs.

Björk will play:

New York Carnegie Hall (March 3, 14)
New York City Center (March 25, 28, April 1, 4)