Arts Derbyshire


Lost In The Hills

Lost In The Hills | Saturday 8th July / Sunday 9th July | Peak District

Full Day Music and Arts Festival: World, Experimental, Electronic, Folk, Contemporary – Rooted in Nature, Music, Creativity and the connections inbetween

The Lost in the Hills Festival brings original sounds and creativity to the heart of the Peak District national park – a unique event offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature, contemporary music and the arts.


Shunya – Multi-instrumentalist, violin, bass and electronic explorations.

Elf Traps – Explosive Psychedelic Jazz Electronica and Improvisation.

Yama Warashi – Japanese folk dance, free jazz, tribal psychedelic.

Balladeste – Indo-Baroque meets Alt-folk minimalism.

Maxwell Sterling – Experimental composer of urban and rural musical tapestries.

Seas of Mirth – Aquatic prog folk delving into funk and beats

Kefi – Greek Rembetiko urban folk on a dub odyssey.

Sentido Andino – Traditional Andean folk songs and South American laments


Rubaya – Sufi and Arabic fusion.

Emergence Collective – Minimalist Improvisational Collective from Sheffield.

Watts Russell Arms
Hopedale, Alstonefield DE6 2GD

Lost in the Hills, presented by Creative Peaks, 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.

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

Submit your news to Arts Derbyshire

Submit your news items to or fill out this news submission form.

You can also register as a member to list your arts business and events in our directory.


Related news posts

Sign up to our newsletter

Find out what’s on with the Arts Derbyshire newsletter.

Artists, creatives, cultural providers, arts and health specialists – Sign up for one of our professional mailing lists.