At GG HQ    We're making our first bookings for 2019, sending out our first batch of lovely flyers, and offering a midwinter SOLSTICE SPECIAL to the first 12 people to order tickets between now and Dec 21st!

Winter Advance Tickets for adults are now £100 from
Use promo code BYOMGG19 for a
Solstice Special* (presents, yay!)

The FREE Earlybird Ticket offer for children is open for Christmas...
then from January 1st the littlest ones will still get a free pass while
tickets for 6-10 year olds will be just £10.
Get your free earlybird child ticket (up to 10yrs) here!

You must buy an adult ticket to access a child one

Every year we have a festive gift for you and this year ...

The first 12 people to order tickets between now and Winter Solstice will receive a glorious, sturdy, completely free

Green Gathering enamel mug!

#Don'tBeAMug: use promo code BYOMGG19 at the TICKET SHOP.
We'll send you one of these lovely mugs.


Spine-tinglingly passionate music; cinematic, operatic, dramatic, surreal and radically inclusive; let us introduce, in their own words... Society of Imaginary Friends:

"We are passionate about reality, truth and preserving our beautiful world for all future beings and we dedicate our music to the lonely disenfranchised sensitive furious children of tomorrow’s night and day".

Suzy Condrad aka She, Robot creates powerful, experimental song-driven electronica with a loop pedal, vocals, harmonies, beatboxing, synthesiser, ukulele, autoharp, vocoder, chimes, metallophone, thumb piano, melodica and electronic drums. Wow. Stunning stuff.

Hoopy Frood make beautiful, organic psy-groove-electro-rock full of playful riffs and melodies, dreamy vocals building into fully danceable chill out. With wide ranging influences - from Pink Floyd to Shpongle, Led Zeppelin to Ozric Tentacles - they've been described as playing "perfect festy music”. We agree.

Smiley and the Underclass are a punk reggae explosion nurtured in Japan, the UK and the Caribbean. Mind-melting guitars, razor-sharp lyrics and crushing basslines move mind, body and soul, uniting punk rockers and roots rebels of the modern era. With planetary chaos on the cards and social unrest on the streets, this is the soundtrack of the times. Tune in to the sounds of the revolution.

The Fabulous Red Diesel will be bringing us a wonderful, original, multi-instrumental romp through jazz, swing, latin, blues, soul and funk. Retro/original eclectic with a twist of diva, this is 21st century jazz.

Andy Twyman is the master of the one man band; blending blues with comedy, rock and roll and a decent beat, he induces laughter and dancing wherever he goes. His lyrics are absurd and profound, his talent huge and totally original.

Psychedelic punk rock with elements of dance music and dub plus a smattering of eco-activism...
Buff will be unleashing their socially conscious anarcho-lyricism on us in 2019; fresh from the anti-fracking frontline they promise an enthralling experience (and remind us just a little bit of Culture Shock).

Matthew Frederick is a singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, guitarist and Climbing Trees frontman. Also a vegan with a beard. Hailing from the Rhondda Valley in South Wales, Matthew has performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and been shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize.

Captain Starfighter & the Lockheeds: classic space rock with many a nod to Hawkwind; and, just possibly, a special guest...


We're delighted to announce the return of The Raconteurs' Delight.
Hosting performance-based workshops by day, family friendly entertainment early evenings, spoken word and cabaret acts by night... plus very special lunchtime guests and a steampunk themed cocktail and temperance bar (with all proceeds to the festival!).

The Voices of Gaia talkspace, new this year, will be back on the Village Green in 2019 with its programme of earthy and esoteric subjects from the magic and medicine of herbs to dowsing and shamanic wisdom.

In 2018 the festival's teenagers told us "the Teen Tent's great but it's way too small!" So, we're planning an expansion. The Mayflower Project will move across the Village Green to make room for a bigger tent, chill out space and more outdoor activities. Check out Listening to Young Voices for more info.

The Healing Circle will be back with yoga, chi gung and healing arts workshops; masseurs and complementary therapists on hand to take away the stresses of every day life; and gorgeous gardens where you can relax to the soothing sounds of harp, bhajan chanting or didgeridoo.

The Craft Island also returns, offering the chance to learn traditional crafts and gain practical skills for a sustainable life: blacksmithing, carpentry, stone carving, pottery, basketry, felting, tool sharpening, thatching and so much more!

We're not endorsing rampant shopping sprees but...

Our lovely, simple online shop can help you out

A stainless steel water bottle, enamel mug and organic cotton Green Gathering T-shirt; that's presents sorted :)

To receive your goodies in time for Xmas, last order day is Monday the 17th
Our first flyer for GG 2019 is here!

We've gone for an earthy, retro style, with some great Drea Blackbird artwork.

There's a Welsh version coming too - our first step to celebrating the language and culture of Wales. GG goes bilingual!

If you'd like to help grow the GG community by distributing postcard-sized flyers or A4 posters around your town, please get in touch.

Email with your postal address and a rough idea of how many of each size you'd like, and we'll get them in the post to you. Thanks!
Special Offer on Camplight Tent Hire!

is offering 15% discount on hire of their fab upcycled pre-pitched tents and accessories if you book before Dec 26.

The code is "SantaBaby18" (we didn't make that one up!)

For Tipis, Yurts & Bell Tents  BOOK HERE
Click the pic to watch a wonderful few minutes of GG 2018 - focused on Bearcat's activities in the magnificent Kids' Area.

Thanks to the Bearcat Collective for this short film... & all the fun!
This year's Ethical Trader Award Winners were...

LALITA's KITCHEN - Indian Streetfood
ICE GREEN with homemade vegan ice cream
MR CROQUEWICH - grilled toasties
OO ARH!'s unique upcycled clothes and accessories
GET IT HERE with pre-loved paraphernalia

...we truly believe The Green Gathering has the BEST ethical traders of all!

To join them, download a trader application form here.
Remember to buy your tickets...

Winter Advance Tickets for adults are now £100 from
Use promo code BYOMGG19 for a
Solstice Special*

The FREE Earlybird Ticket offer for children is open for Christmas...
then from January 1st the littlest ones will still get a free pass while
tickets for 6-10 year olds will be just £10.
Get your free earlybird child ticket (up to 10yrs) here!

You must buy an adult ticket to access a child one
The Green Gathering is a festival and a community; an immersive, interactive showcase of skill sharing, creative solutions and off grid living... all powered by wind, sun, people and passion.

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

With an authentically uncommercial, family friendly and transformative experience, we aim to turn people on to community building, co-operation and
low impact solutions.
The festival is produced by Optimistic Trout Productions, a Community Interest Company, and commissioned by the Green Gathering charity (no. 1156593).

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.
We're excited to announce The Green Gathering has received funding from the Welsh Government, in recognition of the positive impact we bring to Chepstow and beyond. This will help the festival become increasingly sustainable both financially and environmentally, while providing festival goers with a stepping stone into the fabulous countryside and culture of Wales.
Winter Advance Tickets: £100
Free mug if you're quick with promo code BYOMGG19*
Young Adults 16-17yrs: £75
Youth 11-15yrs: £55
Earlybird Children:
FREE til end of December

*Solstice Special mug for 1st 12 orders
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