The Green Gathering will be held from Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th August 2016 returning for a 6th year to Piercefield Park of Chepstow, in Monmouthshire.
Latest additions are Ed Dowie, Fast Decline, Georgia Palmer, Geraint John Jones, Glowglobes, Hannah M Teasdale, Hayereyah and the Human Bridge Band, Iron Eye, Iza Moon, Jaynii Group, Jazz Gnome Assassins, Johnny Solstice & The Doctor, Josh Robins, The King Driscolls, Lovinda Heart, Magic Bus, Marcus Moore, Mice In A Matchbox, Next Fix, October, The Original Smirkins , The Outsiders, The Parachute Club, Pip Mountjoy, Phil Freizinger & Friends, Phil Ram, Presence Theatre, Satori Vibes, Sika, Trevor Carter, Twister, Ukejam, Voice DNA, Woof & Wilde, Ys, Salena Godden, Jamie Kelsey, Jackie Hagan, More Ice and Honey, Midnight Shelley, Viney, Neil Pike, Multiklunes, Steve Kaos, and Tea for Two
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 & 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, Declan Millar, 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.
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.
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.
New this year is the Raconteurs' Delight Stage in the heart of the festival which features spoken word, comedy, cabaret, circus, song and jazz by night; workshops in dance, creative writing, theatre, songwriting, clowning and more by day. Plus Multikunes clowns, BP or Not BP? activists, comic acrobats Tea for Two and Steve Kaos.
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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