A Wiltshire festival has announced that this year will be its last after running for four years.

Heartwood Festival in the North Wessex Downs has grown over the years from 350 attendees in 2022 to a planned 500 this year.

The electronic music festival promises a smaller, boutique experience in ‘an enchanted wooded glade’ with a healing programme, talks and workshops.

In a message, organisers said: “It is not without sadness that we are making Heartwood 2024 the last.

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“After a significant amount of thought and discussion, we have decided to go out on a high with one last hurrah in the Wiltshire woodland we call home.

“Festivals have lifecycles that rely on the humans that facilitate them, and whilst we’re only in our 4th year our circumstances and aspirations for the future personally, professionally and geographically, won’t allow us to pour the love into Heartwood that it requires.

“We’ve no doubt hearts will be breaking throughout our community as this news lands, and believe us when we say that ours break alongside yours.

“Yet with the inevitable sadness that loss brings, it also offers the opportunity to reflect on the magic we all created together. The smiles, the laughter, the joy and the downright silly!

“We hope you will join us in making the last Heartwood as joyful and magnificent as the first three combined!

“Thank you all, sincerely and unequivocally.

The festival focussed on trance music and was well-known for its crafted decorations and light displays.

One review said: “A perfect symbiosis of everything lovely! Brilliant for all ages, small site to navigate, fantastic music, workshops and food.”

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Another wrote: “This is my favourite festival of the year. What’s not to recommend? Nothing! It’s the perfect size with the best music, people, location, decorations, food, and heart! 

“I can’t wait for next year already and it hasn’t even been a week since we got back from it!”

The festival will take place from Thursday, August 8 to Sunday, August 11.

Meanwhile, another well-known Wiltshire festival, Womad, has announced its full line-up including music from Bhutan, Zither music from Estonia and space rock from the UK.