Motivation Monday (but every day)

Here's a round up of every Motivation Monday post we've put out so far! Save them to your phone, commit them to memory, tattoo them on your forehead. Whatever inspires you, we're here for it.

The Rills Tickets – The Engine Shed, 16.12.21

Tickets and info for the upgraded Engine Shed gig - The Rills and Vigilantes!

‘Beyond the Woods’ – Halloween Song Challenge

We're setting you a Halloween challenge! On the 31st, we will be publishing a collaborative Halloween piece. Last week we asked some talented writers to come up with a Halloween themed poem - now we want to hear from the musicians!

A new playlist: made by you!

We recently put out a call for new music, new artists, to create a banging playlist of local music - written, recorded, and sent in by you! As always, you didn't disappoint.

Tips for aspiring musicians – from the experts

We've been interviewing some incredible people over the past few months, and we've asked all of our featured artists for their best advice for aspiring musicians - here are some top tips from the pros!

Bull supports revealed!

We reveal the incredible supports for the long-awaited Bull gig! Learn a little more about each of these carefully selected acts...

Beyond the Woods Meets: Indigo Bay

We chat to the wonderful Indigo Bay - an in-person video interview for a change! Including a sneak preview of their new song...

We have a YouTube channel!

Guess who finally has a YouTube channel?! (hint: it's us) Plus: get involved with our latest opportunity for independent artists!

Beyond the Woods Meets: Pylons

Thanks to Pylons for finding time for a quick interview at their Engine Shed gig! We talk lockdown creativity, yoghurt, and BTW festival (of course).

Beyond The Woods Meets: Rebekah Fitch

Rebekah Fitch is an Irish alternative singer and songwriter. Her most recent songs have been released alongside some totally unique extras - a short film, a tapestry, and an entire game! We caught up with her to ask where her inspiration comes from...

Beyond the Woods Meets: Bull

Bull are ones to watch - they recently announced they will be playing BBC Introducing at Reading and Leeds, not to mention their upcoming tour (they'll be in Lincoln on October 22nd!). Have a read through their interview and get yourself up to speed before it all kicks off!

Upcoming Gigs

Check out our upcoming gigs - The Rills, BULL, Midlight and more!

Festival Olympics

Following the opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games, we’ve compiled a list of everyday festival occurrences that we feel are just as demanding as Olympic events - if not more so.

Beyond the Woods Meets: ell ivy

Chatting to local artist ell ivy about her dogs, her van conversion - and, of course, her music.

Top Festival Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Here's a quick rundown of some rookie festival-goer mistakes. Give it a read through so you don't end up being *that* person - you know, the one crying in their half-collapsed tent, with heatstroke halfway through the first day, already asking to borrow a phone charger and some money.

Beyond the Woods Meets: Ben Simmons

Local singer-songwriter Ben Simmons recently released his second EP. We asked him about his song writing process, his favourite type of cheese, and what it's like to produce an EP during a global pandemic!

Statement on the cancellation of Beyond The Woods 2021

It is with very heavy hearts that we have to inform you that Beyond The Woods Festival will no longer be taking place this year.

Beyond the Woods Meets: Vigilantes

We caught up with Vigilantes to ask them some of your questions!

The World’s Most Unique Music Festivals

A round-up of some of the weirdest and most unique festivals in the world - from a rave in an igloo, to an out-of-this-world Star Wars festival!

Full line up announced!

The day we've been waiting for is here - we're so excited to be able to finally reveal the full Beyond the Woods line up!

How to: Festival At Home

Beyond the Woods originally started as a party in a back garden in Lincolnshire! With that in mind, what's stopping you from holding your own mini festival in the garden? We've compiled some tips on recreating that festival feeling in your own home!

Things to do INSTEAD of going to a festival

Missed out on festival tickets? Gutted. But don't worry - here is a list of fun things you can do instead of being at a festival!


Beyond the Woods festival offers more than just music! We like to think there's a little something for everyone - take a look!

The Rills are returning to Lincoln!

Exciting news about Lincoln indie band (and TikTok stars) - The Rills announce UK tour dates!

Keeping up with the Beyond the Woods acts!

Find out what exciting things the Beyond the Woods acts have been keeping busy with recently!

Friday Night Main Stage Announced!

Check out our Friday night Main Stage line-up curated by Abbie McCarthy featuring Alfie Templeman, Joesef, Baby Queen and more.

Alfie Templeman

Just Announced: Alfie Templeman To Headline Friday Night

We've teamed up with tastemaker and new music champion Abbie McCarthy to bring her Good Karma Club to our main stage on the Friday night.


Bull – On Sale Now

We're bringing the York based indie rockers to Lincoln this October

Jaz Beeson Sunflower

Jaz Beeson’s Sunflower Pop Playlist

Tunes for golden hour road trips and twirling through daisy-dappled fields - the inspiration behind her sound.

Jaz Beeson

Beyond The Woods Meets: Jaz Beeson

In the latest in our series of interviews with some fantastic local artists we caught up with self declared 'Sunflower Pop' artist Jaz Beeson.

The Rills - Barnaby Fairly

Beyond The Woods Meets: The Rills

We caught up with one of Lincoln's hottest bands after the release of their latest single Stardog.

New Releases

The last month has brought us some really exciting new music hailing from Lincolnshire and beyond, and we’ve brought all our favourites together in one handy list!

Huge News for Holly Humberstone in BBC Sound Of Poll

One of the standout performers at Beyond The Woods 2018 is set to have a massive 2021!

Food and Drink: Tell Us What You Think

We'd love your help to choose which traders turn up at the Beyond The Woods Market, and what they're serving up.

New Releases

It’s time for our monthly round up of all things getting us excited! Here are our top picks from November – December:

Indie Xmas Cover

BTW’s Indie Xmas Playlist

Yeah, sure there are some great xmas classics out there, but here's a refreshing list of other festive tunes!

Only Sun

BTW Presents: Only Sun – Akedo Gaming Bar, Lincoln

Upbeat indie quartet Only Sun have recently taken the south by storm, now they bring their energetic riff-laden sound to fair Lincoln.

New Releases

This month, we're taking a look at all new alternative releases alongside some of Lincolnshire's finest. Here are our favourites of October -November:

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin Carving Contest

It’s nearly halloween which means… pumpkins! Check out our competition where you could win a round of drinks at the festival next year!


DJ Alderman’s Chill Mix

Continuing our series of guest-curated playlists, we asked Lincoln DJ and sax extraordinaire Alderman to pick some of his favourite chilled tunes.

Fickle Friends

New Releases

For this month's new music Monday (it’s going to be a thing...) we’re taking a look at what the festival's alumni have been up to this past month.

Declan McKenna

7 Acts We Can’t Wait To See Live

Some of the acts that we can't wait to see once corona buggers off!

Lincolnshire Writer Launches Charity Poetry Book

Jobs For Beluga Whales will be raising funds for The Trussell Trust and Beat Eating Disorders

Holly Humberstone

New Releases

There are so many talented artists in our beloved Lincolnshire and we want to shout about them! Each month, we’ll be bringing you a round up of what’s being released from the area.

DJ Andy Backhouse’s Odd-Ball Pop Mix

A new series of guest-curated playlists from a host of new-music tastemakers. First up: Andy Backhouse.

Who's Misty?

BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire Goes Beyond The Woods

Alongside BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire we put together a special radio show to celebrate local artists

Save The Date - 6-8 August 2021

Save The Date – We’re Back Next August!

Beyond The Woods Festival will return on 6th - 8th August 2021.

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BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire

Beyond The Woods Is Going Online

We may not be able to put on the festival this year for, err, obvious reasons, but that's not going to stop us doing something!

Statement On The Cancellation Of Beyond The Woods 2020

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we've unfortunately had to cancel this year's festival

Beyond The Woods 2020: What Are My Options?

What to do if you've already bought your ticket to this year's festival

Beyond The Woods 2021: Save The Date

We're heading back to Stourton Woods next year with one or two surprises up our sleeves

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