Best Small Festival
UK Festival Awards 2017

Best Production
UK Festival Awards 2017

Best Boutique Festival
DJ Mag Awards 2017

In a world of twee, happy-go-lucky music festivals, Lost Village is a unique and immersive experience. With a host of characters around every corner, Lost Village immediately evokes feelings of intrigue and curiosity. This is a real-life choose-your-own-adventure with its ever evolving narrative developed by the team here at Zest Theatre.

It is said that this is a place where frequencies flicker and reality distorts. A place where people, things and objects appear and disappear in the blink of an eye. A place where time and space twists and the inexplicable occurs… Whilst the truth about the Lost Village remains unsolved, what is clear is that this is a place where strange things have happened.

With open-minds and powerful energy, inquisitive groups from around the world are able to gain access to the Lost Village for 3 days every year. Many wear clothes of the past, in a bid to blend in with those suspected of inhabiting the woods. Some wear bright colours, as a mark of respect and positivity. Others simply go in search of those who never returned. With offerings of music and rituals of the modern world, explorers hope to one day find uncover the truth behind this mysterious domain.

Those on the outside will never understand...

Lost Village far outperforms the rest of the festival circuit on its all-consuming narrative... This was like a live film set – a mystery to be unpicked for anyone curious enough to piece together the clues.
— Bizarre Culture
Lost Village has raised the bar yet again
— The Mirror
People gathered at the lake to catch a collaborative performance by the actors seen dotted around the site all weekend...A cloud drifted across the moon, curling around it and darkening the sky. It was as if the organisers had managed to rope the moon into the performance. So seamless was the organisation of Lost Village 2017 that a cooperative moon was almost believable.
— Resident Advisor
The event has a large cast of actors and a director, so there’s a constant story unravelling
— Ministry of Sound Magazine