The Green Gathering will be held from Thursday 3rd until Sunday 6th August 2017 returning for a 7th year to Piercefield Park of Chepstow, in Monmouthshire.
Acts confirmed so far include: Seize The Day (opening the festival on Thursday 3rd August), Transglobal Underground, Neck, Loonaloop, Nik Turner's New Space Ritual, Calico Jack, Stick in the Wheel, Hoopy Frood, Indian Man, Rosie Swayne, Ukejam, One Eyed God, The Antipoet, BAAB, The Wierdstring Band, Bill Lloyd, Creedy, Kangaroo Moon, Dohnut, The Don Bradmans, Jabba Cartel, Firepit Collective, Sika, Guranfoe, Sundara, Terry Logan, Phil Cudworth and spoken word artists Jenn Hart and Clare Ferguson Walker.
Live music and DJs are just one aspect of this off grid festival. A Speakers' Forum provides a platform for key Green thinkers such as Green Party economist, MEP and Bristol West candidate Molly Scott Cato; New Internationalist editor Jamie Kelsey Fry; and Tamasin Cave of Spinwatch. The Glad Apple Bar hosts informal acoustic music sessions; and The Raconteurs' Delight provides a spoken word and cabaret arena for poets, comedians and physical theatre.
Tickets are priced at £100 in advance (will cost £110 on the gate). A young adult (aged 16-17 years) ticket is priced at £75. Children aged under 11 years can attend free, a youth ticket (aged 11-15 years) with a responsible adult is £55, carer/companion tickets are also often free (by arrangement).
A car pass (in hardstanding carpark) is priced at £22, a motorbike pass is £11, and a live-in vehicle pass is £65 (£85 if oversized), or £75 for a car and caravan. A limited number of dog tickets were available at £45 plus a £40 returnable good behaviour bond, but have sold out.
The Green Gathering promotes and platforms sustainable lifestyles, combining education with entertainment.
GG is a place to relax, make friends and listen to music - but it's also much more than that. It's a community and a learning experience that often proves inspirational, even transformational. It's about providing food, energy, health and shelter without degrading the planet. It's about future families.
The Green Gathering attracts a broad range of people of different ages and backgrounds. It has a community atmosphere and peaceful hangouts to balance its lively venues.
The festival is entirely off-grid; all stages are 100% powered by wind, sun and people. Pioneers in alternative technologies are on hand to teach what they know and a trip to the Greensweep recycling depot is an education in it's own right!
The Green Gathering's West Country cider and ale bars provide tipples to whet the whistle at very reasonable prices, while the ethical markets and hearty, wholesome food stalls are great for browsing and grazing...
Workshops and activities
Workshops in traditional crafts compete for attention with permaculture gardening, radical cinema, campaign stalls, ethical markets, an interactive art studio, wood-fired spas and campfire debates.
Powered by wind, sun and people, The Green Gathering is a festival "beyond hedonism", where "people party... then wake up and put the world to rights!" The Green Gathering provides a wide range of children's activities for kids of all ages, from toddlers to youths.
New this year is the Raconteurs' Delight Stage in the heart of the festival which features spoken word, comedy, cabaret, circus, song and jazz by night; workshops in dance, creative writing, theatre, songwriting, clowning and more by day.
The Green Gathering Charity promotes environmental sustainability, ecological awareness, biodiversity, human rights, appropriate technology and independent media, through education, communication and the arts.
The Charity and the Gathering provide opportunities for learning about these issues, from the perspective that education should be hands-on and fun.
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