After four friends discussed their aspirations to host a party in the woods in 2011, the idea for Noisily was born and in 2012, opened its grounds for the first time, welcoming around 450 people. This year marks the 5th anniversary of Noisily and they expect around 3,000 people to attend this year. Held in the forests of Leicestershire, the festival focuses on being ‘green’ and remaining sustainable, featuring various workshops and activities such as meditation, yoga, sound healing, lectures on shamanic teachings, live performers, art and much more. The emphasis on spirituality, self-reflection and positivity is obvious, which makes the festival even more enticing.
“Noisily festival offers an alternative to mainstream festival culture, an inclusive haven where underground music thrives and self expression flourishes. Whilst rooted in the underground electronic music scenes, Noisily is a holistic environment which feeds the mind, body and soul, offering spiritualism and opportunity for reflection in equal measure; a place where hedonism and mindfulness go hand in hand” – Noisily
The festival welcomes a diverse range of underground electronic music artists to the woods with no restrictions on genre. I’ve picked out some of the more established artists to my knowledge, or those that might be more familiar to Subsource regulars. Koan Sound, Reso, Culprate, Fybe:One and Kursa are some of the artists that have caused me to get so excited about the weekend, but there are hundreds of musicians preparing to perform over the four days, split between three different stages; Noisily Stage, Liquid Stage and Tree House Stage. I’m intrigued to discover and listen to the artists that I haven’t heard of and I’m certain I’ll be inspired by the varying styles of electronic music on offer and the general ethos around the festival. So if you’re into electronic music or open minded towards new festival experiences, get down to Leicestershire!
I’m extremely happy to announce I will be attending the festival on the weekend to capture as much of the Noisily experience as possible. Unfortunately i’ll miss the opening two days due to work commitments, but I will return with an in-depth review, and plenty of pictures, to give you an inside look at what you should expect if you’re thinking of attending the festival in the future. If you can’t wait a whole year, limited weekend tickets, Sunday only tickets and camper van passes are still available on the gate.
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