A unique new concert series, staged on the incredible natural amphitheatre The Mount in the grounds of Wasing in Berkshire, has been announced for summer 2023.
On The Mount will take place across midsummer, nestled amongst the magical woodland treescape at Wasing, one of the most diverse rural estates in England.
The inaugural line-up for the series will feature headline sets from Gabriels on 22nd June, Jack Johnson on 25th June, Primal Scream on 30th June, Ben Howard on 1st July, and Sigur Ros on 2nd July. Support artists and further shows will be announced in due course.
Soulful British-American trio Gabriels are nominated for this year’s BRIT Awards International Group of the Year, following the release of the first half of their debut album ‘Angels and Queens’, released last year. Already touring worldwide and garnering fans such as Elton John, the band will release the hugely anticipated second half of the album later this year. Gabriels will be supported at this show by Olivia Dean, one of the UK’s hottest rising stars, and Rachel Chinouriri, one of The Guardian’s Ones to Watch for 2023.
Hawaiian-born, California raised Jack Johnson is a Grammy nominated, BRIT Award winning singer-songwriter who released his 8th studio album ‘Meet The Moonlight’ last year to critical acclaim. Johnson rose to fame in the mid-00’s with albums such as ‘On and On’, and ‘In Between Dreams’, which went platinum and multi-platinum respectively and features hits such as ‘Better Together’, and ‘Good People’.
Fronted by founding member Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream have a back-catalogue spanning more than three and a half decades, embracing everything from psychedelic pop to degenerate rock’n’roll; euphoric rave to industrial gloom. Along with hit singles such as ‘Movin’ On Up’, ‘Rocks’ and ‘Loaded’, the band have achieved seven Top 10 albums, including ‘Screamadelica’ and ‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up’, and were the first ever winners of the Mercury Music Prize in 1992.
BRIT Award winning singer-songwriter Ben Howard released his double platinum-selling debut album ‘Every Kingdom’ in 2011, followed by a Pyramid Stage Glastonbury appearance. His follow-up album, ‘I Forget Where We Are’ went straight to No.1 in the UK album charts, and his subsequent albums ‘Noonday Dream’ in 2018, and his most recent ‘Collections from the Whiteout’ in 2021 were released to critical acclaim.
Icelandic post-rock icons Sigur Ros will perform a UK Festival Exclusive set at Wasing, having last year celebrated 20 years since their iconic third album, ‘Untitled’, otherwise known as ‘( )’. Famed for their incredible live performances, and the ubiquity of their song ‘Hoppipolla’, the band have now released seven studio albums, two films, solo albums, side projects, orchestral and choral works, tech start-up collaborations, music for dance companies and leading visual artists, as well as several film scores.
No longer a traditional estate, Wasing is breaking the mould and offering a different narrative to the connection between people and the planet. The spectacular woodland venue hosts healing retreats enriched with nature immersion, wellbeing festivals, and restorative events.
Wasing previously hosted the Glade dance music festival in the mid-late 2000’s, and currently hosts the Medicine Festival, a unique remedial festival experience which invites people to come together and envision a more enlightened, peaceful and sustainable world.
The On The Mount events will be preceded by an intimate Summer Solstice opening event on 21st June, to welcome this new chapter in the story of Wasing, set to feature a diverse and captivating line up of artists.
Wasing Estate, Aldermaston, Berkshire, RG7 4LY
22ND JUNE GABRIELS
25TH JUNE JACK JOHNSON
30TH JUNE PRIMAL SCREAM
1ST JULY BEN HOWARD
2ND JULY SIGUR ROS
Tickets available from Ticketmaster.co.uk