And The Wasters, Bob Hillary and the Massive Mellow, Bones, Brockley Forest, Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer, The Colossal Perverts of Jazz, De fuego, The Don Bradmans, The Don Fox Scandal, Dub Thieves, Anna Beecher, Blanty, Bea Everett, Bruce Neil, Catrin O'Neill, Creedy, and Declan Millar are the latest acts announced for The Green Gathering returning for a sixth year to Piercefield Park of Chepstow, in Monmouthshire and held from Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th August 2016.
They join Nik Turner's New Space Ritual, John Fairhurst, Dub The Earth, 3 Daft Monkeys, Kangaroo Moon, The Ukrainians, Seize The Day, Hoopy Frood, Here & Now, Tarantism, Dohnut (formerly known as eating disorder), Edd Donovan And The Wandering Moles, The Pagan Love Cult, Tetch, Echo Town, Tess of the Circle, Little Sparrow, Regime, Sinnober, Dansi, Wierdstring Band, and for the Raconteurs' Stage, spoken word artists include John Hegley, Anti Poet, Rosie Swayne, Jenn Hart, Gilli Bloodaxe, and The Electric Brains.
Live music and DJs are just one aspect of this, off grid festival. A 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.
With the strapline 'beyond hedonism', The Green Gathering blends protest culture and environmental activism with wild music and wanton dancing in the best tradition of old-skool festival.
Landscaped grounds high above the Wye Valley offer views of the Severn estuary and bridges; the ruins of neoclassical Piercefield House provide an atmospheric backdrop; and the rolling parkland of the site, encircled by woods, has ample space for camping.
Early bird tickets are currently priced at £95. 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 £10, and a live-in vehicle pass is £55, or £65 for a car and caravan. A limited number of dog tickets are available at £45 plus a £40 returnable good behaviour bond.
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