For the third year running we provided full site decor for Lost Village Festival 2017. Still only in it’s third year but going from strength to strength. The directors of the label Moda Black, the collective behind it, really know what they are doing, with clear ideas about the identity and creative direction of the event. Taking the idea of a lost village deep in the woods they were keen to create a unique space incorporating different tribal elements, a sense of of abandonment and an air of mystery.
We provide full site décor from the main Burial Ground stage set design to bespoke abandoned flags, tent ceilings, seating areas and individual installations throughout the whole site. This year the scope of what we provide grew to include the full area design and build of the new Junk Yard area and creating bespoke spaces for Moet and Chandon and Botanist Gin. Combined with incredible light shows from DNB Lighting, spectacular abandoned stage sets from Evolution Stages and out of this world immersive theatre from Zest Theatre all of the elements add up to create a multi-faceted wonderland in the woods. This was recognised this year when Lost Village won Best Festival Production and Best Small Festival at the UK Festival Awards.
We absolutely love working with the Lost Village team with such a specific yet open brief; we have the freedom to create a wide range of new work exploring tribal imagery and abandoned ephemera both of which we love. The project also allows us to to collaborate with other artists and practitioners who bring their own surreal tribal imaginings to the woods!
We are thrilled to have been invited back for Lost Village 2018 and are very exciting to this year be collaborating closely with Zest Theatre and Evoloution Stages to develop new areas and spaces to host the immersive side of the festival.
“We have always found that the best results come from finding the right creative person who has all the right ideas. Those people are hard to come by when you’re as picky as us, but Ruthie and the Cloud Nine team totally excelled our expectations. Once we’d explained our ambitions and the inspirations behind the Lost Village project Cloud Nine were soon coming up with a multitude of in-brand ideas that perfectly matched our product. The results were fantastic and we look forward to doing it all again (and then some) next year!”
Jay Jameson- Director, Lost Village Festival