Innocent launches Un-plugged, a new weekend festival in the woods that lets you escape the city and go technology-free.
Switch it off and leave it behind – there’s a whole other world beyond your phone, you know. This is the premise behind Innocent Un-plugged, a festival that encourages you to go offline and enjoy the moment you’re in for just one weekend.
Guests will be sent to a secret location in the woods in Kent, one free of Wi-Fi, 3G and electricity, where a weekend of live music, forest banquets (with plenty of smoothies available, naturally), inspirational speakers, spas and yoga will set into motion, taking you away from the cares of city life. Be warned though – any revellers caught using their devices will have to face a penalty challenge.
There will be a ‘people-powered’ disco with music provided by DJ Norman Jay and The Correspondents, along with a brilliantly diverse range of acts including brass bands, electric violinists and even a flute-beatboxer. Lycra-clad ‘Mr Motivator’ will also make an appearance to get the crowd warmed up and dancing.
A yurt will play host to a number of speakers including a mindfulness expert and a micro-adventurer. Start your morning with an immersive dance, try out some laughter yoga or go forest-foraging. If you’d prefer to just wind down and relax, the wood-fired hot tubs and saunas should help.
Leaving your favourite devices behind may sound like a challenge but with this much fun in store, it’s a no-brainer, even for the most committed technophile.
The Innocent Un-plugged weekend runs 23rd – 24th May. A limited number of tickets are available free at innocentunplugged.com