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.
Newly announced music comes from Mahalia, Clean Cut Kid, La Chiva Gantiva, 47soul, Hardwicke Circus, Sacred Sounds Womens Choir, Nick Parker & The False Alarms, Let The People Sing With Richard Navarro, Jasper in the Company of Others, and Samuel Jack.
With more than just music, the 'Ideas And Literature' strand has Jack Monroe, Clive Stafford Smith, Charles Handy, Ann Pettifor, Peter Oborne, Christena Cleveland, Sarah Corbett, Natalie Bennett, Teresa Forcades I Vilalime Bretherton, Rachel Mann, Dr Winston Halapua, Elizabeth Edman, Jendella Benson, Anna Rowlands, Greg Garrett, Michael Symmons Roberts, Chibundu Onuzo, Khulud Khamis, Josephine Corcoran, Sasha Dugdale, Nancy Campbell, Rebecca Goss, and Anthony Wilson Presents Poets For The Common Good.
For 'Performing Arts' there's Letters To Windsor House, Shit Theatre, Paradise Lost - Lost Dog Dance, Anyday, Max Calm Seve, Raising Lazarus, Kat Francois, Lucy, Lucy & Lucy Barfield - Lucy Grace, Random Acts Of Kindness, Them Two Dance, Mary Bijou Cabaret & Social Club - The End Of Cabaret, Seed - Pif Paf, Lords Of Strut, Tmesis Theatre Company, and Happy Hour.
And for 'Spirituality' there's the Nine Beats Global Collective, and The Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir.
These join acts which include Kate Rusby, Newton Faulkner, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Speech Debelle, King Porter Stomp, Will Varlet, and more. For the details so far please see the line-up page.
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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