Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Greenbelt Festival MASSIVE in my Becoming

It's hotting up ...

... and there are only 36 sleeps 'til GB16 : Silent Stars. Andy Murray has won Wimbledon. Again. Schools are breaking up. Summer holidays are beginning. And if you've started your preparations for August Bank Holiday, we've some things you might find handy - from what you can eat and buy onsite to how you can take part in the festival itself.

Greenbelt is up for an award – but we need YOU to help us win it!

Voting closes on Monday (25th July) for the AIM Golden Welly award for Best Independent Festival. Go to the letterbox image window just under the list of nominated festivals and scroll through to vote for us. Click here to vote now. Thanks!


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

Great prices on child, youth, 18 to 25-yr-old, first-time leader, and group bookings. Also showerscampus roomsonsite glamping and Tangerine FieldsDay tickets, too.

Festival nosh & shopping

For the first time in four years we put an ask out for new traders and caterers to pitch to be part of Greenbelt – and the response was brilliant! Here is a roundup of what you'll be able to buy and eat at the festival plus some background on how we came up with this list of some old but also, hopefully, more new favourites this year.

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.
A Band Anyone Can Join
Hope & Social are bringing their A Band Anyone Can Join to Greenbelt, and they need YOU TOO! Doing what it says on the tin, you can sign up to be part of it here, before July 31st
The team from Belfast have two storytelling events this year – one on the theme of being 'Famous' and one entitled ‘Shut Up!'. Sign up here to be part of this most treasured festival experience.
Tell It Like It Is   Know any under 18's with something to say? We need young people to be part of our ideas programme, to tell us what's on their minds in just 12 minutes. More here.

Great minds and great causes at GB16

Check out this extract of a new interview with GB16 guest and climate activist Bill McKibben on the High Profiles website.
Our partners Christian Aid can't wait to welcome you to their venue at the festival. Here's a taster of what's in store.
Paul Mason on counter-power: ideas, traditions & actions that let us both survive within a system and fight against it.

And finally

Past Greenbelt performer, Palestinian singer-songwriter Reem Kelani will be featured on BBC Radio 3's World on 3 at 11pm tomorrow (22 July). For the programme website or to hear it again after broadcast, click here.