Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Greenbelt Festival - it has been a massive part of my life and MISSION

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Just the ticket

In just 10 days now, we'll be welcoming you to Boughton House for our 46th Greenbelt Festival. We can't wait!

Remind yourself of the handpicked bill that lies in store:
Check out and download the day-by-day highlights.
Browse and download the full lineup poster.
Look through the full web listings – now with full show info.

Check out all the essential info you'll need.
And grab your tickets now to save queuing at the Box Office onsite.
Buy weekend & day tickets now

Appy now?

The 2019 Festival App is now available. And, like last year, it's absolutely free. We've also updated our website lineup pages too, so you can see show info – as well as being able to filter by day, genre and venue.

But please don't plan it all! Because Greenbelt is a festival. And a festival is best when there's space for surprise and serendipity. The gaps in your schedule will be where the magic happens.

There will be some things not quite right or missing from this first issue (that we will correct in the coming days). But there are also things that we are deliberately not including. Because we want you to discover things – installations, galleries, sports, pop-up performance and walkabout, crafting, traders, workshops.

Download the iOS App from the Applestore here
Download the Android App from GooglePlay here
And browse our website lineup pages for the full monty here

Are we there yet?

For those used to making the journey to our beautiful Boughton House site, you'll need to pay extra attention as you get close to site because Kettering roadworks mean we need to bring you off the A14 at junction 12 (not 14). Once you've left the A14 (at junction 12!), just follow the AA festival signs. This is all in the essential information here.

What to bring (and what not to bring)

Essential info should tell you everything you need to know about what to bring and what to leave at home. But here's a natty little graphic to give you some pointers too. Here's how you can be part of the festival – in all sorts of ways. And if you're a first-timer, our trustee Molly has blogged about her first time last year – and about how everything really will be OK.

Visual arts

We've not said too much about our visual arts programme for this year, but we've been working really hard on it and we're really excited by what's in store, including:

Friends of the Festival

One of the central ideas inspiring this year's festival communion service is rebellion and celebration in the face of Empire; the subversion of a seemingly inconsequential event in the margins that changed history (the Christmas story). Our friends at Anthony Collins Solicitors (who help us bring the Exchange programme together each year), have blogged about 'Enterprise, empire and ego: the road to extinction' here.
“Naivety can be a beautiful thing in the right proportion.”

Michael Leunig interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live on 8 August (start at 24 minutes)

We’re award winning

For independence
AIF Act of Independence Award
For sustainability
Greener Festival Award
For inclusion
Rainbow List Award
For accessibility
Attitude is Everything Gold

Greenbelt: giving

Love Greenbelt? Want to see it go from strength to strength? Well, as well as buying your tickets early, you might want to consider becoming a regular Angel donor. It gives us vital income so that we can continue developing the festival. Click the big button to find out more.
Become an Angel