Tuesday, July 22, 2014


GB14 youth artists

Introducing The Hive and The Den

If you’re coming to this year’s Greenbelt and are aged 11-18 there is so much going on onsite for you to get involved with. We have a packed programme just for you and two designated Youth venues so you can make the most of your time at Greenbelt.
The Hive
The first youth venue, The Hive, has a real buzz about it. A space to see artists ‘Live and Loud’ and up close. With special guests including; Jahméne Douglas, Stanley Odd, Hobbit, Luke Leighfield and more!
Additionally, The Hive features opportunities to experience ways of worshiping that are perhaps less conventional than your Sunday service – including club worship, Metal Hymns and Guvna B’s urban style of ‘gospel rap’.
This venue is the place for you to get involved in a whole range of workshops, from Hobbit’s Beatbox Masterclass to trying new styles of dance, performance and song, or even creating your own campaign.
The Hive is also where you can perform, see other young performers, quiz, chat and dance the night away in our Late Night Club (open to young adults up to 25 years old).
The Hive is open from 10am through ‘til after midnight most days.
The Den
In contrast, The Den is the space for you to reflect, to unearth your opinions and chat about them with other interested people your age. It’s the home of heated debate and discussion (some of it with cake!).
We’ll be talking about politics, Climate Change, Child poverty, turning eighteen, inclusion and leadership, fashion, forgiveness and more.
Join us in The Den as we explore the festival theme of ‘Travelling Light’ and over the weekend hear stories from different perspectives.
You can also use this venue as a place to connect and explore your spirituality as we run different styles of worship every day. We’ve also squeezed some workshops in too, including the chance to make your own ukulele from a butter tub!
Finally, look out for our sessions giving you a chance to share your views and our massive Monday night quiz.
The Den is open from 9.30am through ‘til 11.30pm most days
Around site
There will also be Music, Ideas, Literature, Film, Comedy, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Worship across the site in other venues, too. There is loads booked with you in mind as well as specific slots for you to have a go as you Make and Create and explore what it means to be Instinctively Wild. We are also delighted to be welcoming back XLP with their mobile recording studio.
Greenbelt 2014 at Boughton House is going to be a brand new adventure with so much for you to explore. Join us >>
Want to see more? Have a look at our line-up page and see some of the names and faces that will be around in the Youth venues over the festival weekend >>
If you’re reading this and you’re a youth leader then it’s not too late to arrange to bring your group. We’d love to welcome them!
We also have a group offer, buy ten-tickets-get-one-free. To get the free ticket, head to the online box office, add your ten tickets, find the “FREE ticket for every 10 tickets bought” ticket and add it to your basket.
We also have some special youth leader sessions for you, co-hosted with the Frontier Youth Trust.
If you enjoy working with/supporting/sharing with young people and you haven’t got a youth group to bring then why not add your skills to the Youth volunteer Team!? We still have a few places left for volunteers with a passion for supporting young people.
If you’re a youth leader planning fly solo this year to ‘test the waters first’ then why not get a first hand look at what Greenbelt has to offer young people and join the Youth volunteer team?
Please get your application in by the end of July to allow us to process your paperwork.