Best Small Festival
UK Festival Awards 2017

Best Production
UK Festival Awards 2017

Best Boutique Festival
DJ Mag Awards 2017

Lost Village in an immersive festival experience like no other. Since 2015, the Zest team have been creating the narrative of the Lost Village - a continually evolving story that unfolds year on year. The forest is completely transformed with intricate set designs, decoration and installations, combined with a huge cast of characters, who play out the story of the Lost Village. 12,000 Festival-goers step into the story each year, interacting with characters and guiding events as they unfold. Cutting-edge music, incredible food, water-side relaxation, hilarious comedy and insightful talks and workshops all combine to create a totally incomparable experience...

The event has a large cast of actors and a director, so there’s a constant story unravelling
— Ministry of Sound Magazine
An Absolute Stormer
— Time Out
Festival Perfection
— MixMag
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
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

Cast 2018

Creatives For Zest 2018

Sophia Bebyck
Emily Bickerdike
Ross Bremner
Ellen Carter
Alexander Clifford
Laura Cork
Fliss Donnelly
Alex Harvey Sporle
Laura Hopwood
Justyn Huntley
Pierre Lafayette-Marsh
Chelsey Lee
Mike McCallum

Mark McCreadie
Dan Morgan
Alice Morgan-Richards
Amy O'Sullivan
Amelia Parrilion
Scott Perry
Rob Pomfret
Ella Redhead
Kyle Sterland
Luke Vernon
Rose Wardle
Sam Wilson

Toby Ealden

Fiona Moon

Jenny Daniels
Toby Ealden
Fiona Moon

Costume and Make Up Design
Helen Symonds

Technical Manager
Myk Hoyle

Assistant Directors / Stage Management
Jess Bark
Jordan Blackwood
Jenny Daniels
Rosa Glover

Ross Bremner
Amy O'Sullivan

Choral Work / Arrangements
Laura Hopwood
Owen Hopwood

Composer - Circus Moment
Joel Peter Atkins

Steve Nash
Carrie Bailiss

Hair & Make Up
Joe Gray
Holly Quinn
Georgie Turner
Marco Wilkinson

Assistant Stage Managers
Peter Cable
Matthew Davies
Jade Hunt
Josh Lewis
Emily Scothern