this year's Green Futures Field unveiled for Glastonbury Festival

with new Toad Hall venue, Tony Benn, and more acts revealed

published: Tue 5th Feb 2013

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Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th June 2013
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£205 (secured with a £50 deposit) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 177500
last updated: Mon 24th Jun 2013

The Green Futures Field area of Glastonbury Festival have revealed their plans for this summer with their Tadpole stage expanding into its own themed venue 'Toad Hall' celebrating England's natural countryside and highlighting the animal kingdom around us.

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The area is opposite 'Croissant Neuf' in the Greenfields and is dedicated to creative change and Eco problem solving. The Field is brimming with ideas and bright colours with Solar Venues, Exhibits and Market leaders. Speakers include Caroline Lucas, and Tony Benn with acts such as The Portraits, Tankus the Henge, Telling the Bees, and Rodney Branigan.

The colourful, action-packed, family friendly space gives Festival goers the opportunity to enjoy the future as it happens and contribute to it as well with eco exhibits and a full programme of conscious music.

Since 1990 the area of the Festival has provided an important contribution, helping to keep the green agenda at the forefront of the green festival and providing a wonderful refuge from the 'Babylon' of the more commercial areas.

Organisers explain:
"Our theme in 2013 celebrates the UN International year of Water Cooperation. We feel it is crucial to highlight the earth's most critical resource. Especially at a time of unpredictable weather systems, growing populations and greedy countries.

"Those in the know, know that the field is packed full of venues, spaces and healthy food. There is Groovy Movie, The Mandala, Small World, Permaculture, Henry's Beard, A pedal powered Laundrette, Rinky Dink, The Tin Village, Lunched Out Lizard, Speakers Forum, Astrologers amongst many. All powered by natural renewable energy since 1994.

"We will be linking with The International Year of Water Co-operation to theme the field with some exciting exhibits. Including an 18 foot riverboat sculpture and the unveiling of our brand new venue 'Toad Hall'... As well as (in association with Acoustic Magazine and Replay) an All Star Guitar Masterclass."
For more information on The International Year of Water Co-operation click here.

For more information on The Green Futures Field click here.

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Glastonbury Festival takes place from Wednesday 26th June until Monday 1st July 2013 across over a 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside at Worthy Farm, Somerset and, as ever, includes a free programme. Once again, the Festival will be raising funds for Oxfam, Wateraid, Greenpeace and a host of local charities and causes (in 2011, more than £2m was raised).

A further release of a limited number of cancelled tickets will happen on Sunday 21st April 2013, for those who have registered beforehand so that they are eligible to buy a ticket.

The number of tickets available will be quite limited, because these will be returns, not a second batch. The exact number of tickets in the resale will not be known until after the ticket balance payment window has closed on Monday 8th April. Tickets are usually limited to four per transaction.

UK ticket balances of £155 per ticket, will be payable in the first week of April 2013 following the Easter Weekend, from 9am Tuesday 2nd April until 23:59 Monday 8th April, when there will also be options to book everything else needed (tipis, campervan tickets, parking, cancellation protection). International ticket balance payments will be taken from 9am (GMT) Monday 25th February until 23:59 (GMT) Sunday 3rd March 2013. After this date any tickets not paid for in full will be offered to those who have registered.

Anyone who decides not to pay their balance in 2013 will be refunded their deposit, minus a £10 administration fee.

Anyone aged 13 or over (when the Festival starts) who wishes to buy a ticket must be registered.

Registration does not reserve or guarantee you a ticket in the resale, but if you don't register you will not be able to buy a weekend ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2013. Online registration for 2013 can be carried out by clicking here.

Malian singer Rokia Traore is the only act confirmed so far, and the full line-up won't be revealed until mid-April, although the first names are expected be announced sometime before that. As usual eFestivals will bring you the very best-sourced rumours, allowing festival-goers to see who is playing long before the bands are formally announced - keep your eyes on the Glastonbury 2013 rumours, updated as we receive information. Help us to help you - if you hear of a band that's playing, please let us know.

Expect something like 2,000 performances at 50 or so venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, poetry, green crafts and information and loads, loads more ... much more than just the music, so make sure you check it all out!

Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th June 2013
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£205 (secured with a £50 deposit) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 177500
last updated: Mon 24th Jun 2013


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