Originally an off-hand group-WhatsApp joke about a friend with a farm throwing a festival, Heavenwood – the brain child of 4 clueless but enthusiastic friends (Tom HP, Tom B, Joe S and Alex W) with the quick but critical addition of a further friend with some actual expertise (James L) – was initially formulated in 2017. As enthusiasm turned to belief and belief turned to some concrete plans a date was set for the inaugural event on the blazing weekend left vacant by Glastonbury’s fallow year in late June 2018.
Based on collaboration – whether it is the time of the DJs who serve up a cross section of the best in electronic music, the contribution of the beautiful setting from the HP family or even a last minute emergency re-stocking of a severely depleted bar (Well done all) – Heavenwood runs on a sense of community and the enthusiasm of the individuals who are part of it from attendees through to organisers.
In 2020 Heavenwood will be taking the underlying principles of community and peerless production quality and building on them with renewed enthusiasm, a quiet confidence and maybe just one or two new-for-2020 additions up our sleeve. What can we say? We missed you, we guess.