The first acts have been announced for Greenbelt Festival which will take place once again in the grounds of Boughton House, near Kettering in Northamptonshire, from Friday 25th to Monday 28th August 2017, with a rich and diverse array of thinkers, poets, musicians, theologians, covering themes of peace-making, migration, the economy, ecology, race, climate change, community-building and organising, interfaith, sexuality, and belonging.
Music will come from Newton Faulkner, Kate Rusby, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Speech Debelle, King Porter Stomp, C.C. Smugglers, Goan Dogs, Hardwicke Circus, Lazy Habits, Remedy, Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir, Sk Shlomo, SleepTalking, Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Wildwood Kin, and Will Varley.
In the 'Ideas' strand there's Director of Reprieve Clive Stafford Smith and Ann Pettifor who campaigned against 3rd world debt, journalist and broadcaster Pete Oborne, social psychologist Christena Cleveland, Sarah Corbett of the Craftivist Collective, former Green party leader Natalie Bennett, nun & physician Teresa Forcades I Vila, out-gay Episcopal priest Elizabeth Edman, theological ethics with Professor Luke Bretherton, poet-priest and feminist theologian Rachel Mann, and archbishop of Polynesia Dr Winston Halappua.
For the 'Literature' strand there's British poet Michael Symmons Roberts, Palestinian feminist writer Khulud Khamis, and young Nigerian author Chibundu Onuzo.
And for the 'Performing Arts' strand there's poignant Letters to Windsor House by Sh!t Theatre, the beautiful Paradise Lost by Lost Dog Dance, alternative takes on the legacy of World War 1 with Raising Lazarus by Kat Francois and This Evil Thing by Michael Mears, outdoor circus with Anyday by Max Calaf Seve, the captivating SEED by Pif Paf and the moving Lucy, Lucy & Lucy Barfield by Lucy Grace.
Early bird ticket prices are currently as follows Adult - £150; Concessions £105; Aged 18 - 25 years tickets are priced at £83, and under 18s festival ticket (aged 5-17 years) is priced at £50. Infants aged 0-4 years can attend for free but still need a ticket.
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