Greenbelt Festival 2009

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Friday 28th to Monday 31st August 2009
Prestbury, Cheltenham, England MAP
£83; Concs £55; 13-17 years £46; 4-12 yr olds £42; family ticket £215
Last updated: Mon 15th Jun 2009

An 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 from big names to new artists. The dates for 2009 will be the bank holiday weekend from Friday 28th to Monday 31st August.

Greenbelt is a place to learn, to experience, to be. As well as music the festival hosts a selection of varied talks, workshop and debates; exploring contemporary issues, faith, social justice, politics ­and more. Greenbelt 09's theme is Standing in the Long Now.

Confirmed to appear are Stu G, Shlomo, Miriam Jones, thebandwithnoname, LZ7, Love & Joy Gospel Choir, yfriday, and Mundo Jazz.

Greenbelt has announced the speakers on the bill who include Rob Bell, David Lammy MP, Rita Nakashima-Brock, Tamsin Omond, Douglas Alexander MP, Giles Fraser, Verene Nicolas, Ann Morisy, Alastair McIntosh, Bev Thomas, Vic Thiessen, Mark Vernon, Jeff Halper Diana Francis, Susannah Cornwall, Roman Krznaric, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Matt Page, and Sami Awad.

Greenbelt also has a visual and performing arts programme, as well as exploring a variety of alternative worship styles, and runs a daily Children's Festival, plus literature, classical, film, and youth programes.

Very early bird tickets were on sale, early bird prices are as follows Adult - £83; Concessions £55; Youth (13-17) £46; Kids (4-12) £42; family ticket (2 kids/2 adults) £215 - click here to buy.

All weekend tickets cover free camping, so bring a tent or call the Cheltenham Accommodation Information line on 01242 517110 for details of B+Bs and hotels in the area.

For more information please see the Greenbelt website.

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