Earlybird adult & campervan tickets for GG 2017 now on sale...
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At GG HQ...

We've had a rest and now we're busy collating feedback, photos, film & reviews...

eFestivals loved The Green Gathering!

"A breadth of ideas and viewpoints come together in a kaleidoscope of thought and action ... a very natural coming together of much of the best of festival culture ... This festival of ideas let me partake in a world of new possibilities, with the organising principle just be good to each other and the earth; so yeah, it was very good to go Green."

Check out the full eFestivals Review.


We've had fantastic feedback from festival-goers old and young, both veterans and new faces. Most people think it was even better than last year - no mean feat! We know there's always the odd hiccup and we aim to make the Gathering better every year, so help us out - fill in this SURVEY and tell us what you loved, hated (most people say "going home!") and what you'd like to see in 2017.


Earlybirds are the same price as last year - £85 - from Bristol Ticket Shop while stocks last!
Earlybird live-in vehicle tickets are also available.

Under 11's STILL GO FREE (don't forget to order a child ticket). Tickets for 'youth' (11-15yrs) remain at £55 and 'young adults' (16-17 yrs) are £75. (Under 18's must be with a responsible 18+ adult.)

Campervan passes sold out this year, buy early to be sure of a space. Earlybird campervans (standard size) are £55. Dog tickets will sell out very quickly too - please only bring your dog if you really have to, these tickets are very limited.

Grab yours now at the TICKET SHOP!

Pls note: van/child/dog tickets may only be bought with an adult ticket

The Speakers' Forum in its new location at the entrance to the Campaigns Field worked really well, as did the new Raconteurs' Delight Stage with its spoken word artists and steampunk-themed Temperance & Cocktail Bar by night, performance-based workshops by day.

Sound quality on the Soundscape, Floating Lotus and Triban Stages was fantastic.

We had more solar power and LED lighting than ever before thanks to Magic Lantern, Coltek, REsource Living, Green Dragon, LEDfantastic, Zia and others, plus more acoustic music and open mic spaces.

The 99% Bar rocked this year, with its own dingly dell opening onto magnificent views and Illoomiloonies circus antics.

The Crafts, Permaculture, Campaigns, Healing, Kids, Earth Energies and Hill Village areas were bursting with practical and fun activities & talks.

Solar Vinyl Lounge, Parachute Club, Co-ops Camp, the Faerie Glade and community campfires provided unexpected entertainment just when you thought you'd seen it all!

It's so difficult to pick a favourite band from this year's Green Gathering - fab acts were to be found all over site - we're sure Here & Now's Friday evening gig made quite a few GG stalwarts' weekend, while 3 Daft Monkeys were on fire as a closing act Sunday night, newcomers Dohnut wowed the crowd and John Fairhurst's genius was mesmerising.

Do the SURVEY to tell us about your fave band, speaker, poet, workshop, venue, area and 'random occurrence'!

A huge Thankyou  to everyone who co-ordinated, crewed, played, partied and became part of our community over a magical August weekend; sorry we haven't managed to mention every stunning contribution in this newsletter.

It's worth a peek at our facebook community page to check out more photos and news.
We'll be updating our website over the next few weeks and there's already a buzz about our GG 2017 facebook event. You can follow us on twitter, too. Keep spreading the word...

See you at GG 2017!
The Green Gathering is a festival and an education...

... an interactive showcase of renewable energy and off grid solutions.

Live music, acoustic sessions, poetry slams, comedy, dance, storytelling, interactive art, kids and teens activities, permaculture, traditional healing, ancient wisdom and crafts, campaign stalls, and 100s of practical skillshares geared to sustainable futures.

All powered by wind, sun and people.

The festival is produced by a Community Interest Company, and overseen 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

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

Authentically uncommercial and family friendly, our aim is to turn people on to low impact living.

The Green Gathering has a history entwined with the Green and Peace movements, Glastonbury Festival, Stonehenge and Climate Camp. The original solar-powered festival has been through ups and downs, grown big, been busted, and gone back to its roots...
Past & Future

Natural Event provided our fab compost loos!

Radical Routes
network of co-ops hosted our Co-ops Camp

GG has signed the Powerful Thinking Pledge to keep cutting our carbon footprint and assisting other festivals to do so too. Find out more.

100% renewable energy company GOOD ENERGY have offered to pay The Green Gathering between £25 and £50 for every person who switches to Good Energy after clicking through this link. Go Green! Cheers.

SLiCK solar ovens
in action, cooking lunch on site using the sun's rays.

STIR To Action
is offering GG news subscribers a 10% discount on winter workshops 'for the new economy' in Central London. Workshop topics range from multi-stakeholder co-ops to the future of money.
STIR to Action is a community organisation that produces a quarterly magazine and is a supporter of The Green Gathering.  More Info

Thankyou to everyone who has taken gorgeous photos of The Green Gathering and given us permission to use them. The pics in this newsletter were taken by Keef Gibson, Jonny Solstice & Cathryn Iliffe, Chris Harvey, Brian Darcy, REsource Living and Zoltan.



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