Monday, May 16, 2016

The Greenbelt Festival - a field where people grow BECOMING more and more beautiful at LIVING.

Make May the Month

One sunny May bank holiday down. One more to go.
Then, before you know it, you could be enjoying the best Bank Holiday of allLying down in green pastures, being led by still waters, restoring your soul.
So, before time flies (like you know it will), it's time to bag your August Bank Holiday Greenbelt tickets, while discounts are still available.

Want to know who's new on the lineup?

Great new names for our 2016 bill ... including:

Performing Arts

Bromance, Barely Methodical Troupe (pictured)
Gloriator, Spitz and Co.
PUB, Molly Orange
Lulu’s World, Francesca Castellano
1127, escargot theatre
Love & Rabbits, Underground Clown Club


Born and raised in Kettering, local lad James Acaster comes home to Greenbelt.

Ideas & Literature

Terry Waite on the 25-year anniversary of his release from being held hostage
Kate Bottley on Judas and bad press
Rupert Shorrt on faith and new atheism
World Wildlife Fund's Bernadette Fishler on ecology and Europe
Revd Nadim Nassar on the Syrian Jesus
Grace Pengelly on religious persecution
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg on Holocaust memoirs
Zoe Bunter on charity finances
Journalist and writer Andrew Brown on the state of the church
Filipino priest Fr. Benigno Beltran on life on Smokey Mountain
Save the Children's Alasdair Roxburgh on refugees


The Rubber Wellies
Gospel Roots Brass Band
The Mourning Suns
The Edi Johnston Bit
With lots more still to announce – especially worship, children's, youth & visual arts ...

Yes, that’s right: you can buy 10 weekend youth tickets for the price of 7 – saving you £150!
That’s 3 youth tickets you can give away. Or, that's 10 young people at the festival for just £35 each! Or, it's £150 for an adult ticket for someone to accompany the group!
Coming as a group? Simply select 9 weekend tickets and the cheapest one will be free.*
*This online offer does not include concession tickets. If your group includes someone who qualifies for one of our concession tickets send us an email and we will be in touch to take your booking over the phone.

Want to be on bill yourself?

Greenbelters are much more than an audience. We know that. That's why we're creating more and more opportunities for you to be a part of the festival programme.
Sign up to be part of Hope & Social's A Band Anyone Can Join and take to the stage with Monday's headliner at the festival!
Pitch to exhibit in the Allotment Gallerythis year. The deadline for applications has been extended to the end of the month.

The Real Benefits Street

Dig into this insightful and provocative panel discussion from Greenbelt 2015 on the shocking realities of benefits and sanctions in Britain today.

"There are around two times as many sanctions given out to people on the Work Programme as there were jobs given out to people on the Work Programme. We should rename it the Sanctions Programme." Paul Morrison
It's Christian Aid week next week. Everything you need to get involved is here. Especially, don't forget the Christian Aid's Big Brekkie idea. More information about how you can host one is here.
We're supporting a petition about secondary ticketing. Fans are being ripped-off and the Consumer Rights Act has not changed this. Sign the petition here to demand tougher enforcement.
If you want to experience Listener in all their glory before they play Greenbelt in August, they will be on tour in the UK this June. One of the best live acts you'll see, this is 'Talk Music' par excellence.