Wilderness Festival announces final music act - Seun Kuti

Festival Crowd Header
Seun Kuti

With less than a month to go until the 2015 edition, Wilderness Festival has added a final act to the eclectic main stage roster, as afrobeat performer Seun Kuti joins the Sunday line-up

playing under headliner Ben Howard on the last UK date, as well as Perfume Genius, Bombino, Rhodes and more to complete the diverse and exciting main stage line-up.

Seun Kuti performs the festival alongside 14-piece big band Egypt 80, following the release this February of his third album, ‘A London Way to the Beginning’. The son of the late Nigerian afrobeat innovator and human rights activist Fela Kuti, Seun is an inventive and multi-faceted musician whose progressive sound fuses jazz, funk, soul and African rhythms with other contemporary influences. A singer and saxophonist whose charismatic stage presence is as mesmerising as it is thought-provoking, Seun Kuti is a brilliant addition to Wilderness 2015’s music programme.

Wilderness is already shaping up to be one of the most exciting events of the festival season, with Bjork playing her only remaining UK date and going into the show with 4-5* reviews following her rare tour dates so far. And with a programme also featuring globally acclaimed and Michelin-starred chefs like Angela Hartnett, Nuno Mendes and James Knappett whipping up a culinary storm, over 340 hours of talks, debate and discussion with the likes of the V&A Museum and Sunday Assembly offering activities of a more intellectual pursuit, and leading London theatre from the groundbreaking Foolish People, Opera Holland Park, Battersea Arts Centre and Old Vic New Voices… The multi-faceted, multi arts festival is set for a sterling year.

Wilderness is the proud winner of: Best New Festival 2011 – UK Festival Awards, Best Small Festival 2012 – Live Music Awards and Best Extra Activity for 2013 – UK Festival Awards.

Published on 07 July 2015 by Ben Robinson

Recent News More news

  • Reading and Leeds 2021 Announcement

    Reading and Leeds Festivals announce today that a massive 6 headliners will perform in 2021 without any clashes as a second main stage is added to each site to accommodate an incredible line-up to mark the festival’s return

  • MADE Festival Confirms Return For 2021 With The Streets Headlining

    With a tongue-in-cheek ’365 Days Later’ video drop, the West Midlands’s biggest and best electronic music festival and celebration of street culture has confirmed it will return for summer 2021

  • We Are Not A Festival, a long weekend of luxury camping

    We Are Not A Festival​ has added a second weekend of luxury camping, after selling out the first weekend over 6-10th August. Campers get the chance to book their pitch 28th-31st August, for a bank holiday weekend​ at the stunning Pippingford Manor Park, Sussex

  • Deer Shed confirms 2021 music lineup

    Deer Shed Festival confirms it has retained much of the original 2020 music line-up for its eleventh edition, which was postponed until 2021.

Upcoming Festivals Browse all

  • Rabidfest

    6 November - 07 November 2020

    It's back....building on the success of previous years, RabidFest offers some of the best in rock and metal from all over the country and beyond. Held in two iconic Oxford venues, expect a lot of nois...

  • Shiiine On Weekender

    13 November - 15 November 2020

    The Shiiine On Weekender is a celebration of the 80s and 90s dance and indie Culture. Its a lifestyle for its followers. Formed in 2015, Shiiine On has seen headline performances from Happy Mondays, I...

  • House of Fun Weekender

    20 November - 23 November 2020

    For the past few years, Madness has been taking over the Minehead resort of Butlins for three days of good old-fashioned seafront entertainment with Live bands, DJ's, Comedy and cinema in a 6,500 capa...