Head into the woods with folk and lo-fi musician Rachel Dadd and new jazz drummer/composer Jas Kayser.

Join us as we head into the woods for a very special autumn event, celebrating a return to live music in Oxford’s ancient woodland.  Bristol based folk and lo-fi musician Rachael Dadd will perform in the afternoon shade of autumnal trees, and as the night draws in, drummer/composer Jas Kayser will play to the beautifully lit backdrop of the majestic woods. A limited number of tickets to attend the event in-person will be available, as well as tickets for the online live-stream.

Rachael Dadd - 3pm

Rachael Dadd

Our afternoon show will be the chilled vibes of Rachel Dadd’s lo-fi future folk. Come and cosy up for a soothing session in the afternoon autumn sun.

Living half her time as a traveling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for innovative songwriting.  Rachel has been gaining a reputation as a pioneering and thought provoking artist unafraid to push the boundaries of folk and pop. Her latest album, Flux is a response to external and internal tides: the flow of life up-rooted; a protest against the flow of recent political history; a diary of the flow within the intimate space of home. Collaborators include multi-instrumentalist Emma Gatrill (Willie Mason / Matthew and the Atlas), drummer Rob Pemberton (Emily Barker / Low Chimes), bassist Jim Barr (Portishead) and vocalists Kate Stables and Rozi Plain (This is The Kit).

Jas Kayser - 7pm

Rachael Dadd ​ ​

Our evening show brings you the best in new jazz from drummer Jas Kayser’s quintet. A unique chance to see the woods at nighttime, and a fresh sound from a distinctive voice emerging on London’s jazz scene.

Jas Kayser is 24-year-old drummer, composer, band leader whose music explores the common grounds between Jazz and Afro-beat‬. Jas’s most recent release is her sultry new Debut EP Unforced Rhythm of Grace, available now on all platforms. Complex rhythms, luscious grooves, shimmering improvisations and electronics make up Jas’s quintet sound. Jas has featured in bands with leading British lights Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry and Jorja Smith as well as American drummer Ralph Peterson’s Big Band.

Practical Information

We will have comprehensive measures in place to ensure that audience, artists and staff are safe from the spread of coronavirus. Ticket holders will receive full information prior to the event and be asked to comply with safety procedures when attending.

Seating will be socially distanced and allocated in booking groups. Please book your tickets in household/bubble groups (no larger than 6 people per group.)

Performances will last an hour with no interval. Please note, these are two separate events. Due to covid restrictions, we cannot offer audiences anywhere to wait between events, so ticket holders for both will be asked to leave and return.

Toilet facilities are available on site. The event is outside, so please wrap up warm.


We want to make sure that everyone feels comfortable and safe at the event. We regret that the outdoor audience site is not wheelchair accessible. Wytham Woods are working to make the venue wheelchair accessible in future.

Note that the ground is uneven in parts and there is a small slope down to the seating arena. Please contact us if you would like more information about the layout of the site and to discuss your access needs.

Seating will be on tree stumps (without back support.) Please let us know if this poses a difficulty for you and we will help find an alternative.

The performance will take place behind the Chalet in the woods. Please note, it is a 20 min walk along the tarmac road from the car park to the Chalet, so please bear this in mind when you plan your timings.

For those who are less mobile, it will be possible to drive all the way to the Chalet, where you may park alongside the edge of the road. Please let us know in advance if you will need vehicle access so we can ensure a parking space is available for you.


Picture of Rachel Dadd
Picture of Jas Kayser
For this event, we are using a new ticket pricing system. Instead of basing our prices on your age or employment status, we are asking audiences to select a ticket price based on what you can afford to spend.