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At GG HQ...  we're getting transport sorted!


This year we’ll be running a Station Shuttle Bus between Chepstow train station and the festival. The bus will take passengers to the box office, wait while you exchange tickets for wristbands, then continue to a drop off point near the camping areas.

Public transport is now a very viable option.  More info here.

Also new for 2018, Trikes With Baggage will be based near our Welcome Tent; hook up with them if you'd like help getting your gear to your campsite.

Plus, we're teaming up with Red Fox Cycling to run a Guided Cycle Ride from Bristol train station to the festival. Meet lovely, like-minded people; go for the Greenest option; and have an adventure before you even arrive... stopping for a pub lunch, exploring country lanes and getting a free green goodie bag too... check this out.

More innovations coming soon - if you're not on our mailing list, subscribe to get news hot from HQ!
Spring Advance Tickets are £100 from BRISTOL TICKET SHOP.
Don't wait!
Prices will rise in high summer and campervan passes usually sell out.
You must buy an adult ticket before ordering a pass for a campervan (£65-£75); child (0-10 free); youth (11-15 £55); or young adult (16-17 £75).
LIVE MUSIC LINE UP NEWS


... will be joining 3 Daft Monkeys, DragonsflyKangaroo Moon, Echo TownThe Majestic, Nik TurnerPoisoned Electrick HeadTroyka, Spacegoats, One Eyed God, Smiley and the Underclass, She Robot, Mobius Loop, River Roots and more.

Check the line-up here (and there's still plenty tbc).

LET'S TALK ABOUT GLITTER (& other dastardly plastics)

Most glitter is made of plastic. It falls off or is washed off in festival fields, ending up in streams and oceans, becoming part of the micro-plastic pollution nightmare. For that reason we ban plastic glitter at GG. Please don't pollute!

'Biodegradable glitter' made from tree cellulose may be less harmful but hasn't yet been fully tested in field conditions. More info here.

Time to decide you're shiny enough without glitter? Or just use a dab of the 'bio' stuff rather than a bath tub of it. Let’s use fewer resources, even sparkly ones!

You may have seen the #DrasticOnPlastic campaign launched by the Association of Independent Festivals recently. More than 60 independent festivals have pledged to eliminate single use plastic from their sites by 2021. The Raw Foundation is doing fab work on this and GG is supporting the cause.

We've been pioneering reuseables with a Crock 'n' Rock stall (hire a plate for a donation; get it washed up too!) and this year we're going one further by asking you to Bring Your Own Mug. (We also aim to have lovely mugs for sale.)

CULTURE, NATURE & BIODIVERSITY

The Green Gathering is blessed with a glorious location. Situated just over the border into Wales, high above the Wye Valley, there are spectacular views across the Severn. Castles, rivers, monasteries and woodland surround the site. The neoclassical ruins of Piercefield House provide an atmospheric backdrop and the surrounding countryside – with standing stones, caves and legends – is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. More info here.

This year we'll be getting in tune with nature and highlighting the wildlife on site with a biodiversity study, bat survey and moth spotting - we'll be needing your help! Festie goers will be asked to keep their eyes peeled for insects, plants and animals (and to treat these with care and respect of course). From hoverflies and honeysuckle to hares and hawks, we want to hear about it.
Visit the Info Exchange Tent or Kids Info Hub on site to find out more.

PERMACULTURE at GG 2018

Settling into its second year in a new location on the edge of the woods, our Permaculture Community has fantastic things in store for all...

From bee-keeping to community building via research findings from Zero Carbon Britain and the Big Steppe project, plus art, gardening, foraging, cooking, childcare and self-care, this area is all about learning to live sustainably - in the deepest meaning of that phrase. Prepare to immerse yourself in practical and theoretical aspects of living design; more info here.

KIDS' GARDEN at GG 2018

Nestled into shady trees and spilling onto the Village Green you’ll find...

The Little Big Top with playshops ranging from singing to costume creation, storytelling to hooping, kids’ yoga to junk instrument making.

Little Muckers providing safe spaces and activities for families with littlies – including a sandpit, bell tent baby space and messy play.

Bearcat Collective with swap shop, tie-dying, crafts and cosy hangout.

Nature’s Art where kids can get creative with upcycled and natural materials.

Professor Kayoss and the Save The World Club with circus antics, interactive storytelling and recycled tricycle contraptions.

Patrick Amber and his fabulous shadow puppets.

Facepainting and stories with Tara Joy, author of The Inner Sense of Trees.

The Bookshelf with library, microscopy, boardgames and table football.

The Amazing Tribe of Vikboc with dance workshops, dressing up, performances and open mic.

Bungee trampolines from Jump Around UK and festival-themed Crazy Golf.

Onyx Aerial with mini aerial rig, circus and acrobatic skills.

And last but definitely not least, the Mayflower Project Teens Tent - a unique, bespoke space for teenagers to hang out, jam and share skills.

The Mayflower crew will also be hosting consultations across site with young people, looking at how we can work together to curate even more youth-focused activities at GG: check the Info Exchange Tent on site for details.


Spring Advance Tickets £100
BRISTOL TICKET SHOP

To hire a pre-pitched upcycled tent from Camplight, or a Tipi, a Yurt or a Bell Tent, check our Tent Hire page.



Prefer to live in a van? Check out Bristol-based Quirky Campers
Sign up with GoCarShare if you'll have space to offer a lift to GG, or if you'll be looking for a lift.


Flyers need help flying!
If you can help distribute GG posters (A4) and flyers (A6), please email em@greengathering.org.uk with your postal address and how many you'd like. We need everyone who loves the festival to spread the word!



Our flyers are based on photos taken at the festival by Stefan Handy and Keef Gibson; the pics are interpreted by artist Drea Blackbird who paints in acrylic on canvas.



GG is featured in Juno Natural Parenting magazine and Recommended by Festival Kidz


 


The Green Gathering is a festival and an education, an interactive showcase of renewable energy and off grid solutions... all powered by wind, sun and people.

It's a festival beyond hedonism, for people who love the earth enough to want to celebrate and save it. It's a place to party - then wake up and put the world to rights!

GG won at the UK Festival Awards!
 

Authentically uncommercial and family friendly, our aim is to turn people on to low impact living, community building, co-operation and positive sustainable solutions.

The festival is produced by a Community Interest Company, and commissioned by the Green Gathering Charity which aims to keep the spirit of the Gatherings true, while educating for sustainability and  empowering us to create a better future. The GG Charity
 
Use this link to switch to clean renewable energy with Ecotricity and we'll receive up to £60 towards making the festival even better, at no extra cost to you.


 
Spring Advance Tickets £100
Children 0-10yrs FREE
Youth 11-15yrs £55
Young Adults 16-17yrs £75


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No Glastonbury this year...
...another reason to go Green!

 
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