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...

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