We are asking you to nominate one SONG or ARTIST, and WHY you have picked them.
The entries that raise the most goosebumps will have their song arranged for orchestra in new and surprising ways and performed by surprise guest vocalists; creating a democratic megamix to melt the soul.
On Sundays, at Wilderness, we have a tradition. Our house band holds court and we celebrate a beloved artist with original arrangements and guest vocalists. And our house band is a 47-piece symphony orchestra.
Since 2012 we have celebrated the music of Disney, Radiohead, David Bowie, John Williams, and last year we hit our zenith with a tribute to the high priestess Nina Simone, followed by all the greatest film scores ever written. There were tears, there were goosebumps, there were dinosaurs.
But we were left with a problem – how do we top that? Aretha? Billie? Dylan? Queen? The answer was to hand over the reigns and let you decide.
WHY is important - the most moving & meaningful memories of why this song or artist speaks to you - the person, or time, or thing in your life that this song reminds you of - or has helped you navigate... these are the criteria we are using to create our playlist.
You can nominate your tune in the facebook comments, but here, out of sight, you are free to pour out your heart. It will be read out by our announcer before the song by way of introduction. You can choose to be kept anonymous, or let yourself be known. But please hold nothing back. We will keep everything written here in anonymity.
We are looking to create something unique and eclectic, so please don't worry about choosing 'orchestral' music. Our arrangers and performers are wizards who work with any genre.
Also feel free to nominate an artist rather than a song. "Anything by...." is something we are more than happy to work with.
The show will take place at 18:00-19:45 on Sunday August 5th at the festival, on the Atrium stage. If your song is nominated we will be in touch via email to let you know - and to make sure you'll be there to see it!