Come party...then wake up & put the world to rights!
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The Green Gathering is a real life showcase of renewable energy and off-grid technology. Authentically uncommercial and family friendly, our aim is to turn people on to low-impact living.
A festival beyond hedonism, for people who love the earth enough to want to celebrate it, and save it.

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On the first weekend in August, in the grounds of a ruined neo-classical country house, surrounded by woodland with stunning views of the rivers Wye and Severn, and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you'll find:
folk, funk, punk and soul; poetry, comedy and art; dance, traditional medicine, ancient wisdom and crafts; campaigns to put right current injustices and practical skill-sharing for sustainable futures.

Art can make ideas fly

The Green Gathering has a history - stretching back decades - entwined with the Green and Peace movements, Glastonbury Festival, Stonehenge and Climate Camp. The original off-grid festival has been through ups and downs, grown big, been busted and gone back to its roots.

"Co-operators gather at the
UK's biggest green festival"

STIR magazine features co-ops, commons and community initiatives that create social and political change. STIR is offering subscription at £13 for 4 issues to the GG community. Subscribe

GG Charity Membership forms are available to download directly. For more info, or if you'd like to make a donation, please do get in touch with

Click on these links to switch to Good Energy or Ecotricity - it won’t cost you extra, and we'll receive a small commission, towards making GG even more green and gorgeous.

Big THANKS to organic flour specialists Dove's Farm, who've donated flour and grains to the 'Stone Age Bread Oven' in our CRAFTS AREA.

The Orange Crate cafe in Chepstow is offering a 10% discount if you show a GG ticket or wristband! The food is super healthy - fresh juices, smoothies, wraps etc - so if you need some extra vitamins pre- or post-festival, pop in!

Green Gathering By Bicycle
To get off the grid before you even arrive, you could join the Great Green Bristol Bike Ride: you'll get a discount festival ticket, chance to win a pre-pitched tent from Camplight... and your luggage transported for you! The 25 mile ride will be led by an experienced cycle guide, following a scenic route under the Clifton Suspension Bridge, through the picturesque Severn Vale and over the Severn Bridge into Wales. A fairly flat ride, suitable for most abilities of cyclist: if you don't live in Bristol, jump on a train with bike, then join the ride!

Authentic Dwellings
Now, in addition to our Tipi hire and Camplight's upcycled tents, Avalon Yurts are offering you the chance to stay in the natural beauty of a traditional Kyrgyz yurt or simple bell tent at the Gathering.

Please check us out & spread the word!

In exchange for 18 hours work over 3 days you'll receive a ticket to GG2014 and a meal each day that you work. Remember it's a 4 day festival so you get a whole day off! Please apply by emailing

From GG HQ

16 days and counting...!!!

Tickets: Live-in vehicle passes sold out, BUT we've managed to access a small additional area on site for campervans, so have released another batch of tickets which are going very fast indeed. If you want one of these, please don't delay! Same goes for dog tickets.

Free stuff! We're loving Continental Drifts and GLOBAL LOCAL; in solidarity with GG they're offering a fab free CD for everyone who orders and pays for their tickets between now and midnight on July 16.

More acts & venues:
Late one Glastonbury Festival night we met Kangaroo Moon in Toad Hall... long story short, all were keen they play GG's Floating Lotus stage on Friday, just before Nik Turner and Paradise 9. Perfect!

We're also very pleased indeed that the Artist Taxi Driver will be our artist-in-residence at The 99% Bar. For righteous rants and political banner-making (in place of karaoke and darts), this is the local to pop in to.

One of our favourite rabble-rousers is Cosmo, "the one man anarcho-folk-punk-hiphop phenomenon". He'll be raising laughs and getting passionate about justice with Radical Wales and on the Raconteurs' Stage.

The Nosmo Kings Youth Space is a new emporium of experimentation, music, arts and dance. Expect skillshares in self defence, vehicle maintenance, songwriting and solar technology; discussions on drugs, sexuality and equality; music in the evenings and chance to have a go on the Rubbish DJs 12-volt rig.

On the ridge between Stone Circle and Green Markets, we're building a Hill Village filled with quirky hangouts and education with an exotic edge. Chill, chant, laugh and explore in the Radical Cinema, Vamos Art Studio, Kill or Cure Caravan, Krishna Temple, Astrologers' Camp, Soular Shack and SAM's Magic Hat Sauna.

There'll be storytelling and creative writing with Wild Writes, films and meet-the-director discussions with Reel News, plus herb workshops and china teapots at Sensory Solutions (beware the Witches have flying ointment but no Plan B). Or just steam, and dream...

Vamos Travelling Art Studio. Grand Auction 3pm Sun.

The Poetry Slam kicks off at 11am, hosted by Marcus Moore; at just 3 minutes per poem and no messing about, it'll be fast and furious, funny and gutsy.

Steph and Adam would like to invite everyone to their Handfasting in the Faerie Glade, 1.30pm Sunday.

Then at 3pm it's the Grand Art Auction at Vamos Travelling Studio in the Hill Village, followed at 4.30pm by the Anarchists' Ceilidh with The Wierdstring Band on Kaplick Solar Stage beside the mansion ruins.

Plus - on Sunday as every day - there'll be crafts, campaigns, talks, skillshares, kids' stuff, live bands, djs, cabaret, healing sessions and spontaneous things...

It's growing...!
A beautiful, productive and informative zone filled with plants, structures, tools for living sustainably and a temporary permaculture community, where you can find out "What IS Permaculture?" Also: make goats' cheese, share radical parenting tales, discuss birth and death, and learn how to preserve food naturally.

Latest line up additions include Jamie Kelsey Fry on the Talk Fracking campaign, Tamasin Cave from Spinwatch and Hugh Warwick's Love and Nature.

Reclaim The Power's Action Camp will be introduced by Ewa Jasiewicz, an activist and journalist involved with No Dash for Gas and Fuel Poverty Action. The RTP Camp will be held 14-20 August; there'll be more info and direct action training in our Campaigns field.

Rainbow over our Earth Energies area

Transport: for the greenest options, it's train, bus, GoCarShare or Great Green Bristol Bike Ride!

Gates open noon-10pm Thu 31st July; 10am-10pm Fri-Sun. There'll be minibus shuttles and trikes to help you decamp from car or public transport to campsites.

Accessibility: Assisted Camping area, wheelchair charging and buggy-bus; Deaf access via loop in Forum and BSL Communicators; Sento Spa providing basic, hot, accessible showers; loos of course.

Onsite supplies: Organic veg and other ethical staples will be available from Tat for Tibet on the edge of the Campaigns field. Also second hand clothes and tat!

Still only £90, Youth £50, Kids Free!
(+booking fee)

From GG e-Ticket shop or Bristol Ticket Shop (prices a little higher at BTS) until midnight Sunday 27 July. From Sun 27 until midnight Wed 30, only via Bristol Ticket Shop. Tickets available on the gate until we're full, but the cost will be higher again there. Best to order them now and get one of those free GLOBAL LOCAL CD's while you're at it...

Hoping to see you in just a couple of weeks!
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