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PRESS RELEASEEarly June 2023

Contact: Josh Elliott   07909786185    

Watts Russell Arms


Alstonefield DE6 2GD

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Saturday 8th July / Sunday 9th July | Peak District 


World, Experimental, Electronic, Folk, Contemporary
Rooted in Nature, Music, Creativity and the Connections Between

This 2 Day Festival will be bringing together World, Experimental, Electronic, Folk, and Contemporary Music and Arts, introducing original sounds and creativity to the heart of the Peak District National Park.


A unique event providing visitors with an opportunity to immerse themselves in nature, contemporary music and the arts at one of the best midsummer experiences this year.


Saturday, 8th July 2023


SHUNYA - Multi instrumentalist, violin, bass and electronic explorations.

ELF TRAPS - Explosive Psychedelic Jazz Electronica and Improvisation.

THREE BODY - Electronic Jazz Breakbeats

BALLADESTE -  Indo-Baroque meets Alt-folk minimalism.

MAXWELL STERLING - Contemporary Experimental Soundscapes

SEAS OF MIRTH - Aquatic prog folk delving into funk and beats 

KEFI - Greek Rembetiko urban folk on a dub odyssey.  

SENTIDO ANTIDO - Traditional Andean folk songs and South American laments


Sunday, 9th July 2023


YAMA WARASHI - Japanese folk dance, free jazz, tribal psychedelic.

EMERGENCE COLLECTIVE - Minimalist Improvisational collective from Sheffield.  

RUBAYA - Sufi and Arabic fusion.

Lost in the Hills, presented by Creative Peaks and funded by the Arts Council, is rooted in nature, music, creativity and the connections between.  Based in the grounds of the ancient stone-built Watts Russell Arms in the heart of the Peak District National Park, the organisers have meticulously curated a line-up of contemporary, world, experimental and folk music.  Creativity and Connection are central to the philosophy behind the festival, with jam sessions and creative workshops a few of the many ways to get involved. 


Visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in beautiful surroundings and to explore the stunning countryside with recommended walks (with a few surprises on the way!). They will be able to engage in the connections between art and nature through inspiring workshops, eco-conscious craft stalls and links to local rewilding and tree-planting initiatives. Both Camping and Caravanning are available a short walk from the event allowing visitors and families an immersive experience of the famously beautiful Peak District.


Saturday 8th of July will focus on live music performances, creative workshops and arts installations. Sunday 9th of July will provide the opportunity to experience the designed walks before relaxing in the gardens and participating in improvised music sessions. A reduced entry charge will apply on Sunday and is designed to appeal to the local community. Craft stalls, locally produced ales and ciders and delicious vegan and vegetarian food will be available on both days. There is no phone signal on the site so visitors will be treated to a mini digital detox! 


So please have a look at the video from last year's festival on YouTube, follow us on socials and stay in touch.


YouTube @_creativepeaks_


Instagram @creative_peaks_


Facebook CreativePeaksArt




Images below from Lost In The Hills 2022

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