Friday, July 29, 2016

Greenbelt Festival getting ready for you .....

It's all coming together ...

Just four weeks today, Greenbelt 2016 begins! We've been finalising the Festival Guide and Daily Diary and it's made us realise again what a great programme we have in store. We're excited. We hope you are, too.
Oh, and thanks to all who voted for us for the AIM Indy Festival awards. The shortlist is out on August 2nd.

Avoid the queues: get your weekend and day tickets now, in advance

Great prices on childyouth18 to 25-yr-oldfirst-time leader, and group bookings. Also showerscampus roomsonsite glamping and Tangerine FieldsDay tickets, too.

All are welcome ...

We're hoping to upgrade our Silver Award from Attitude is Everythingfor a Gold one after this year's festival. In the meantime, here's a reminder from Louise, our Access Team leader, about the range of practical things we have in placeready to support all those with access needs and to ensure you enjoy the festival to the max.

Volunteer with Greenbelt

We can still welcome volunteers onto some of our festival teams. Our Children's and Family Support Team needs more volunteers. There are still opportunities to join our Site Vibing Team. And for those with the right experience, we have some last-minute opportunities to join our Programming Team onsite. Click here for more and to apply.

Be part of the action

One of best parts of the festival programme this year will be ... YOU! Besides the three sign-up opportunities below, we're also introducing a Village Hall venue with enough slack in its schedule to give space for you to set the agenda. Post-Brexit, in a divided society, this is your chance to talk and work things though in a safe space.
We're looking for some not-so-silent-stars to headline the festival! You have until midnight on August 1st to sign up to be part of Hope & Social's A Band Anyone Can Join.
No instrument required! Slap your knee. Tap your spoons. Clink your glass.
A story to tell?

The Tenx9 team from Belfast are back with two storytelling events at the festival this year – one on the theme of being 'Famous' and one entitled ‘Shut Up!'. Sign up here to be part of this most treasured of festival experiences.
Do you know any under 18's with something to say? We want young people to be part of our programme – to tell us what's on their minds in just 12 minutes. Simply, to: Tell It Like It Is.
Apply before midnightthis Sunday, 31 July.

And, in other news ...

Paul Mason now can't come to festival for family reasons. We'll try for him in 2017. In the meantime, watch his Comment is Free piece on the need for a progressive alliance hereto see why we're so keen to get him to Greenbelt.
Don't keep to the path
At this year's festival, we'd encourage you not to stick to the path! We lay the plastic walkways to help those with buggies, in wheelchairs, or who are unsteady on their feet. For everyone else: make your own path at the festival!
Our associates Embrace the Middle East have created a free Harvest fundraising pack to turn our attention to all those driven from their homes and land in Syria during the conflict which has ravaged their country.