3 Daft Monkeys, Seize The Day, and Nik Turner lead the latest acts announced for The Green Gathering held from Thursday 31st July until Sunday 3rd August 2014 and returning for a fourth year to Piercefield Park of Chepstow, in Monmouthshire.
The other acts added to the line-up are Rory McLeod, The Undercover Hippy, Formidable Vegetable Soundsystem, Libby Lawes, Gary Clail, Woof & Wilde, The Brickshed, Lowri Evans,The Face, Tarantism, Not Completely Blonde, Blind River Scare, Flatworld, and Hattie Hatstar.
They join the first acts confirmed who were Pikey Beatz, Wierdstring Band, MAUVEpeople, Jon Sterckx, Danieal, The Robin Pierce Band, Fasta Benj, Tarantism, Tracey Curtis, Tetchi and The Electric Brains.
The Speakers' Forum provides a platform for key Green thinkers; the Brigadoon Stage hosts informal acoustic music sessions; and there's a spoken word arena for poets, comedians and raconteurs. Speakers this year include Jeremy Leggett, Simon Fairlie, Jenny Jones, Paul Mobbs, Louise Somerville Williams, Jamie Kelsey Fry, and many more.
Early bird (new year) tickets are priced at £80 (plus £5 booking fee plus vehicle passes). Children aged under 11 can attend free, a youth ticket (aged 11-15 years), with a responsible adult is priced at £50, carer/companion tickets are also free.
A car pass (in hardstanding carpark) is priced at £20, a motorbike pass is £10, and a live-in vehicle or caravan pass is priced at £40.
For hands-on, experiential learning there are workshops in traditional crafts, permaculture, alternative technology and storytelling. There's no mains electric on the festival site, and no generators; all stages, music, lights and gadgets are powered by wind, sun and people. Reasonably priced real ale and cider bars, wholesome food, solar-powered showers, wood-fired saunas, campfires and a community of like-minded people round out the event.
Held in 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', the event also offers a chance to learn traditional skills in the Craft area and to explore pathways to green futures with Permaculture and Transition groups. Veteran activists will be on hand to share information and tactics in the Campaigns field, while in the Speakers' Forum, experts and mavericks present a huge range of topics for debate.
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