Headliners Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and Hope & Social with 'A Band Anyone Can Join' lead the line-up of music acts announced for Greenbelt Festival which will take place once again in the grounds of Boughton House, near Kettering in Northamptonshire.
Also confirmed are Mike Peters, Beth Rowley, Tankus the Henge, She Makes War, Regime, Ngawang Lodup, Lewis and Leigh, Echo Town, Seth Bye and Katie Griffin, Easy Stride Band, and Tongues, Richard Navarro with many more still to be announced.
They join the first acts confirmed last month - headliners Hot 8 Brass Band, plus Ella and the Blisters, Akala, Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Sea + Air, and Listener.
The all-age inclusive friendly arts festival with its roots in the Christian faith which offers a host of world music, international and home-grown acts is themed The Bright Field and takes place on the bank holiday weekend from Friday 26th to Monday 29th August 2016.
The performing arts and comedy bill this year features Al Seed, Oog, Pif Paf, Planetary, Sam Halmarack & the Miserablites, Craft Theatre, Dante’s Inferno, Vamos Theatre Walkabout, Jack Dean, Grandad & the Machine, Actors for Human Rights, Asylum Monologues, Half Moon Theatre, FairyTales Gone Ba, Third Angel, 600 People, Street Theatre, and Stand-up with Josie Long
Ideas strand includes Nadia Bolz-Weber on everyday saints, Bill McKibben on climate change, Elaine Storkey on gender justice, Satish Kumar on being at peace, Elizabeth Oldfield on Europe, Mark Oakley on theology and poetry, Catriona Robertson on Muslim-Christian relations, Broderick Greer on black lives matter, Margaret Hebblethwaite on simplicity, Mark Yaconelli on disappointment, Jude Wanga on racism, John Swinton on dementia, Eve Poole on capitalism, Mark Russell on politics, Meg Warner on Abraham, and Justin Welby on being Archbishop of Canterbury
Authors on the literature line-up are Lemn Sissay, Harry Baker, Khulud Khamis, Anthony Wilson, Jan Carson, Breis, Val Bloom, Francis Spufford, Fr. Begnino Beltran, Rebecca de Saintonge, Paul Cookson, and Michael Ramsey Prize.
Youth activities on offer feature The Den youth venue, Youth club night, Cake and Debate, large inflatables, climbing wall, great bands and music, Herstory workshops, poetry and writing workshops, campaigning ‘how to’ sessions, drop-ins from special guest artists on the main bill, the YMCA team
Children and Family activities include Fairytales Gone Bad, Half Moon Theatre, Professor Pumpernickle, the Crazy Comic Club, Electric Cabaret mime, circus skills, Moo Music, Bhangra & Bollywood dance, Uke-Can, the Family Twist, family worship and Godly Play, Parents’ Support Venue, Play Tent, Make & Create
Worship and spirituality includes Festival Communion, The Grove outdoor gathering space, The Shelter venue, Mindfulness and Soulfulness, The Iona Community, and The Greenbelt Listening Team (offering accompanied walk-and-talks)
Workshops include Lemn Sissay Master Class for aspiring poets, Bhangra & Bollywood dance, the Crazy Comic Club, Electric Cabaret mime, Hope and Social’s A Band Anyone Can Join, children’s communion scratch choir, Stonk Kotts, Uke-Can, ‘Village Hall’ conversations.
Plus visual arts, mobile planetarium, giant inflatables, climbing wall, campfire, and camping in grade 1 listed parkland.
Early bird ticket prices are currently as follows Adult - £135; Concessions £95; Aged 18 - 25 years tickets are priced at £75, and under 18s festival ticket (aged 5-17 years) is priced at £50. Infants aged 0-4 years can attend for free but still need a ticket.
All weekend tickets cover free camping.
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