Noisily Founder Tips Ahead of the Festival’s Return: What to Expect 

Noisily returns to the woods after two years away, like a dragon rising from the ashes, the wind of its devoted family propelling it onward into a new age. From the 7th to the 10th of July 2022, the festival will be reinvented – taking great care to appreciate its past while looking resolutely toward a bright and daring future!

Eats Everything, a Noisily debut for John Digweed, plus more from Frida Darko, Carbon, OC & Verde, Luis M, Life, Pauli Pocket, Audley, Atlantik, Audio Anonymous, Beth Lydis vs Andreas Henneberg, Ben Coda, Henri Bergmann, Ipcress, James Monro, Lampe, Quivver, Tony Casanova, and more will be joining them for the big return.

Noisily want to be on the cutting edge of knowledge, creating an atmosphere that fosters conscious awareness, kindness, and care for ourselves, one another, and the world we call home. Of course, a well picked selection is essential, and Noisily will sound like never before in 2022.

Frida Darko will open the Noisily Stage on Saturday alongside her dear friend Tony Casanova, bringing the forest to life with her combination of trippy downtempo techno. Her music, while downtempo, has a driving energy that will ignite the disco as she moves us through the gears and ushers in another day on the Noisily dancefloor.

On top of that, there will be red hot tech-house from OC & Verde, massive bass sounds from throughout the spectrum from Eats Everything, and much more.

Carbon (another big name on the lineup) has consistently provided fantastic albums over the last two years, and he will be part of a seismic psychedelic techno session on Saturday night with Lampe & Luis M.

John Digweed, the UK progressive house superstar, will finish the Noisily Stage on Sunday evening with a mammoth four-hour concert – he is sure to bring the true class.

In a Noctis exclusive, we gain the best tips and tricks ahead of Noisily from the mouths of the founder Chris Williams himself, read below to find out more. 

What makes Noisily different from other UK festivals?

Noisily is its own entity. It was built from the ground up starting with a few hundred people in 2012 up to the 5K of peeps who attend today. The setting is awe-inspiring and a beautiful bit of English countryside – and we’ve built the site up over the years to include a variety of permanent installations. Our music program is pretty much unique in the UK – We represent underground music which has no place at most festivals. Noisily brings together an awesome bunch of people – we have created a special community who come together once a year to celebrate life in Coney Woods – it brings magic to the air for everyone.

How important is sustainability to the festival?

It’s vital to our ethos as an event. We really really care about the woods the festival takes place in. We treat it like a home from home and expect our community to as well. For the past four years we’ve been working on our ‘Looking After the Woods’ initiative, not only to care for the land we are privileged to call home, but to present ways in which we can all change our lifestyles to help slow and potentially reverse climate change in the immediate future. It’s an unprecedented task, and so often as humans we can resign ourselves to the ‘drop in the ocean’ mentality and fear of failure. Yet there is hope, and even though we’re a humble festival tucked away in a small nook at the heart of the English countryside, we hope we can play our part in the system change that is so sorely needed.

What can festival-goers expect from Noisily in 2022?

It’s our comeback after 2 years out of the game due to Covid 19. The entire team are stepping up several gears to deliver a seismic event and something special for everyone to remember. The music program we are pulling together has some great music – some bigger names and some special underground talent who are coming to prominence as we speak. The production and creative teams have had 2 years to plan the event – and can’t wait to unleash their ideas into the woods for you all to see!

Words: Izabel Rose