~ Aespia Festival ~
Aespia is a 24 hour celebration of art and escapism.
You are taken away on blanked-out coaches and shuttle buses to a secret woodland location.
Aespia is about creativity and discovering a meaningful connection to the things and beings that surround you - it is a no phones festival, where you leave your reality behind and immerse yourself in an alternate world.
Before you enter the woods, you will pass through 'limbo', where you drop off your bags, change into your art overalls, and get ready to create a piece of live, accumulative art.
The woods are transformed into an engaging outdoor gallery by our hugely talented team of artists, architects and musicians. Expect stunning sculptures, giant paintings, interactive installations, miniature exhibitions hidden within the trees, impromptu performances and much, much more. A giant three-dimensional canvas will be created for you to explore, adapt and enjoy.
Aespia is special because we invite YOU to become the artists. We provide the materials, atmosphere and backdrop - you make your mark.
Aespia is split into 5 worlds; all of which have their own identity; all captivating and majestic in their own right.
There is no main stage; no main feature; no main area - instead you’ll find yourself wandering in and out of forest communities that are envisioned, designed, built and run by collectives who live in the woods for a month, collaborating, dreaming and sharing.
Within these worlds, you’ll be immersed in live art, music, performance and movement; invited to participate in eclectic creative activities run by brilliantly talented teachers; and spoiled by bespoke bars and food stalls that compliment the feel and atmosphere of the area.