The Green Gathering will be held from Thursday 13th until Sunday 16th August 2015 returning for a 5th year to Piercefield Park of Chepstow, in Monmouthshire.
Nik Turner, The King Driscolls, The Jenova Collective, Ma Polaine's Great Decline, The Dapper Cadavers, Sika, Echo Town, Heg & The Wolf Chorus, and Lounge Cat Ideals are the latest acts announced.
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. Spoken word acts include poet and author Salena Godden, and activist and performer The Artist Taxi Driver.
Tickets are currently priced at £95. Children aged under 11 years can attend free, a youth ticket (aged 11-15 years) with a responsible adult is £54, carer/companion tickets are also often free (by arrangement).
A car pass (in hardstanding carpark) is priced at £22, a motorbike pass is £11, and a live-in vehicle pass is £50 (live-in vehicle passes sold out), or £60 for a car and caravan. A limited number of dog tickets are available at £44 plus a £40 returnable good behaviour bond.
The Green Gathering promotes and platforms sustainable lifestyles, combining education with entertainment.
GG is a place to relax, make friends and listen to music - but it's also much more than that. It's a community and a learning experience that often proves inspirational, even transformational. It's about providing food, energy, health and shelter without degrading the planet. It's about future families.
The Green Gathering attracts a broad range of people of different ages and backgrounds. It has a community atmosphere and peaceful hangouts to balance its lively venues.
The festival is entirely off-grid; all stages are 100% powered by wind, sun and people. Pioneers in alternative technologies are on hand to teach what they know and a trip to the Greensweep recycling depot is an education in it's own right!
The Green Gathering's West Country cider and ale bars provide tipples to whet the whistle at very reasonable prices, while the ethical markets and hearty, wholesome food stalls are great for browsing and grazing...
Workshops and activities
Workshops in traditional crafts compete for attention with permaculture gardening, radical cinema, campaign stalls, ethical markets, an interactive art studio, wood-fired spas and campfire debates.
Powered by wind, sun and people, The Green Gathering is a festival "beyond hedonism", where "people party... then wake up and put the world to rights!" The Green Gathering provides a wide range of children's activities for kids of all ages, from toddlers to youths.
The Green Gathering Charity promotes environmental sustainability, ecological awareness, biodiversity, human rights, appropriate technology and independent media, through education, communication and the arts.
The Charity and the Gathering provide opportunities for learning about these issues, from the perspective that education should be hands-on and fun.
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