Where? Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
What? This year’s stellar line-up includes Nile Rodgers & Chic, Bastille, Groove Armada and George Fitzgerald, and great food served banquet-style to accommodate chats with like-minded festival-goers; this Oxfordshire (relative) stalwart is always a favourite. For 2018 there’s even an Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum Bar where you can learn to make Mai Tais and craft your own personalised copper cup.With wellbeing workshops and boutique camping, there’s no need to feel wild as you reacquaint yourself with nature at Wilderness.
Where to stay? Artist Residence, Oxfordshire. There are five stunning bedrooms upstairs, and another seven planned for within the stables and outbuildings. Original features have been retained and restored; auction houses and reclamation yards scoured; modern art set against William Morris wallpaper. The restaurant features art by the Connor Brothers and their fictional character Mr Hanbury (a nod to the Mason Arms’ famously eccentric landlord Mr Stonhill), while the kitchen is run by rising star Leon Smith. It’s early days, but you can be sure that Justin and Charlie have another hit on their hands, richly deserved. Doubles from £130.
Found out more in our round-up of the best small & boutique festivals of 2018.