In the next stage of their evolution, our sister site Ransom Note have planted the seeds for their new festival Watching Trees - a weekend-long sonic ramble deep in the woodlands of the Forest of Dean.

Watching Trees is the combined dream world of Optimo (Espacio) and Ransom Note along with some of their close friends and allies. Together they will be celebrating the Forest of Dean Backwoods and Optimo 25.

Set in the rolling hills and woodlands of the Awre District, - 40 mins from Bristol and just an hour from Cardiff and Birmingham - the festival's inaugural year celebrates Optimo (Espacio) reaching 25 YEARS LOVING OF YOUR EARS, bringing this energy to a 3 day party in the backwoods.

"We seek to replicate the original energy and fun of the early Optimo parties, the feeling of the first time we danced outdoors in woodlands & open fields and enjoyed the freedom of getting to know the person next to us.

Whilst every element of the lineup will be very carefully considered, the location is perhaps the diamond of the weekend. Beautiful rolling hills and perfectly planted woodland on the edge of the mystical Forest of Dean form the backdrop to a weekend bathing in exquisite sounds.”

Watch the trees grow...

For further info follow @watchingtreesfestival and register for pre-sale tickets here.