Greenbelt Festival 2012

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Friday 24th to Monday 27th August 2012
Prestbury, Cheltenham, England MAP
£120; concessions £75; child 5-17 years £65; family ticket £310
Daily capacity: 22,000
Last updated: Tue 24th Jul 2012

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 2012 will be the bank holiday weekend from Friday 24th to Monday 27th August.

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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 '12s theme has been announced as 'Saving Paradise'.


Nitin Sawhney, The Leisure Society, The Proclaimers, Speech Debelle, Bruce Cockburn, Seth Lakeman, Bellowhead, The Imagined Village, Megson, Thomas Truax, and Franz Nicolay, Abigail Washburn, Luke Leighfield, Rachel Sermanni, Calamateur, Chelsea Alice Scott, Bobby Bovell, Ellie Williams, Gavin Osborn, Gentry Morris, Hannah Atkins, Harry Bird & the Rubber Wellies, Hunting Bears, In Case Of Fire, Luke Sittal-Singh, Samantha Lindo, Nicolette Corcoran, Nils Olav, Tibi & her cello, Tim Crahart Blues Band, Brother & Bones, Chris T-T, Emily Sargant, Jackie Oates, Lanre, Martyn Joseph, Guvna B, Roddy Woomble, Denison Witmer, Hope and Social, Tom & Olly, Yes Sir Boss, Rams' Pocket Radio, and more to be announced.


As well as music and performing arts, the festival hosts a wide range of talks with Andrew Tate, Casper Melville, Giles Fraser, Mark Townsend, Kepow Theatre, Mary Grey, Richard Coles, Shane Claiborne, Tayo Aluko, Thomas Truax, Simon Mayo, Ruth Gledhill, Erwin James, Gideon Levy, Rita Nakashima Brock, Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Tom Wright, Lucy Winkett, Ian Cron, John Bell, Tess Ward, Diarmaid MacCulloch, Rebecca Parker, Dave Tomlinson, Kathy Galloway, Hannah Lownsbrough, Tess Ward, Kate Coleman, Abdul-Rehman Malik, Ruth Gledhill, Thomas Lynch, Stella Creasy, Tim Winter, Raphael Zarum, David Nussbaum, Ben White, Christopher Barnatt, Hugh Warwick, and more still to be announced.


Robin Ince, James Acaster, The Behemothm Mike Wozniak, Folk On, and Frank Skinner, with more still to be announced.


Greenbelt has also announced OperaUpClose will be bringing their production of La Bohème to the festival, Kevin Tomlinson's Kepow Theatre also returns to Greenbelt. Tay Aluko will also perform accompanied by an orchestra.

Literature & poetry

Featuring El Gruer, Harry Baker, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Sh'maya, and Jenn Ashworth.


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 programmes.


Ticket prices are as follows Adult - £120; Concessions £75; Under 18s Ticket (5-17) £65; family ticket (2 kids/2 adults) £310. Infants aged 0-4 years can attend for free but still need a ticket. Days tickets are now on sale ranging from £15-£60..

To buy tickets, click here.

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.

More information will be here when available.

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