After 15 years at Cheltenham in 2014 the festival will take place in the grounds of Boughton House, near Kettering in Northamptonshire.
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 the 41st edition will be the bank holiday weekend from Friday 22nd to Monday 25th August 2014.
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.
The Travelling Band, Luke Sital-Singh, Sinead O' Connor, Stornoway, Jahmene Douglas, Lau, Levi Hummon, Tiny Ruins, Harry Bird & the Rubber Wellies, The Tombola Theory, Jess Morgan, Luke Leighfield, Marcus Hummon, RM Hubbert, The Chaplins, Fischy Music, Lotte Mullan, Thumb, Hope & Social, Atlum Schema, Flight Brigade, Hannah Scott, Yvonne Lyon, Stanley Odd, Harp and a Monkey, Heather Hind, The Cut Ups, Ezio, Apirana Quartet, Benjamin Blower & The Army of the Broken Hearted, Flute of Shame, The Berkeley Ensemble, Grace Petrie, Guvna B, Jasmine Kennedy, Clara Sanabras, Harvey Brough, Josephine and The Artizans, The Jonny Walker Band, The Claze, Vive, Luke Leighfield, Folk On, Ellie Rose, Cathy Burton, Hobbit, Chris T-T, Tinariwen, Gilles Peterson, Boo Hewerdine, Martyn Joseph, Hackney Colliery Band, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, Emily And The Woods, John Francis, Samantha Crain, Wara, Winter Mountain, Stanley Odd, Jason Carter, The Apples, Rory Butler, and Dizraeli and the Small Gods., Gaggle, Beth Rowley, lead the first acts for announced for the line-up of musicians, speakers and spoken word acts, comedy, theatre, and the arts.
Plus guests Mpho Tutu, Owen Jones, Brian McLaren, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Sara Miles, Linda Woodhead, Tina Beattie, Sarfraz Manzoor, Daoud Nassar, Becca Stevens, Alastair McIntosh, Jenny Baker, Kit Beazley, Michael Northcott, Nick Spencer, Dr Mitri Raheb, Pat Gaffney, Suzanne Baker, Tim Jones, Debby Kennett, Helena Kiely, Matt Page, Peter Graystone, Sam Wells, Stephen Oram, Scriptural Reasoning, Jo Enright, David Conn, Adam Dinham, Chris Powell & Rachel Melville Thomas, Damian Le Bas, Emma Goldby, North East Gay Asylum Group, Susan Durber, Theo Simon, Thistle Farms (and the Sisters of Magdalene), John Davies, Keep Streets Live Campaign, Claire Maxim, Kairos Britain: Time for Action, Kathryn Fleming, Loretta Minghella, Ruth Jarman and Siobhan Grimes, Sessions for youth leaders, co-hosted by FYT, Manchester Aid to Kosovo, Alastair Pearson and Charlie Irvine, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Nick Welsh, The Jonny Walker Band, Columban Justice and Peace Education, Dr David Pullinger, Barnabas Palfrey, Dave Tomlinson, Hannah Lownsbrough, Ian Mobsby, John Bell, Marika Rose, Miriam Hodson, Naomi Millner, Ruth Valerio, Sara Batts, Sara Hyde, The Christian Aid Collective, Friends from Bethlehem, Jackie Elton, Sarah Corbett, Ben Hewitt, Lidy Nacpil, Tom Baker, Sarah Teather, Alasdair Roxburgh, Joe Walker, Student Christian Movement (SCM), Vicky Beeching, Andy Flannagan, Larry Bush, Louise Donkin, Rachel Mann, Sarah Hutt, Luisa Soto, Bobby Baker, Eva McIntyre, and Jo Wroe.
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 currently as follows Adult - £129; Concessions £89; Under 18s Ticket (5-17) £70; family ticket (2 kids/2 adults) £318; single parent tickets (2 kids/1 adult) £190. Infants aged 0-4 years can attend for free but still need a ticket.
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.
This year's theme has been announced as 'Travelling Light' - this year’s festival marks a return to Greenbelt’s nomadic roots, with its first site move since 1999.
More information will be here when available.
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