At GG HQ  ... 
We've been rustling up gifts for Green Travellers, putting together the Raconteurs' Delight programme and keeping up with Extinction Rebellion.

Spring Advance Tickets £110


Spring into Action!

We truly believe The Green Gathering is the BEST value festival around...

In the face of climate emergency, we're asking for your help.
We've won a stack of sustainability awards, but there's one big hurdle to leap:
98% of The Green Gathering's carbon emissions are down to travel.
So we're asking you take at least one step towards becoming a
Green Traveller
We've tons of tips & offers, from affordable trains to freebie Camplight accessories; the joys of packing less to car (or van) sharing, cycling and hiking.

Plus, check the carbon footprint of your travel with Energy Revolution!

Many Thanks to ReFiesta for helping collate the Green Traveller info.
Spring Uprising Festival
On a March weekend as Britain was battered by the tail end of Storm Gareth, in a warehouse on an industrial estate in Bristol, Extinction Rebellion threw a Spring Uprising Festival to train thousands in civil disobedience...
The Green Gathering was invited to curate a Solution Zone, an oasis of hope and practical solutions in the heart of the festival.
Read all about it here.
Rewild The Streets as part of the International Extinction Rebellion from 15 April:
"The Garden is about making the world of our longing on London's streets... if you can contribute with plants, natural materials, or sustainable tech... Get in touch!" -
Or to Steward at the Rebellion contact Shane Collins on

Joining Henge, Mobius Loop, Celtarabia, Dragonsfly, The Don Bradmans, Smiley and the Underclass, Guranfoe, FireFarm, Pattern Pusher, She Robot, Hoopy Frood, Solar Love Society, Hattie Hatstar, Mamatung, Boom Boom Racoon and many more already announced...

Keepers' Brew is psychedelic space rock meets the dance floor, with Greyum May (ex Ozric Tentacles) as part of a trio creating a unique, multi-layered, futuristic sound. Expect PsyBreaks, Trance and Drum n Bass; happy dancefloors; original, ethereal soundscapes.

Jabba Cartel's music is Flamenco/ Drum & Bass/ Trip-Hop with Jazz influences... Sounds that take your mind to faraway places, with breaks and beats to groove to. Compelling, quirky and incredibly listenable they provided the soundtrack to this GG film.

Great Big Feet were too big, too brass, too boogie for the tiny stage we put them on in 2018... So this year listen out for their jump-blues-swing on a stage where we don't have to shush them or push them back on when they fall off! Feel good tunes not to be missed.
Mazula is the musical journey of Vusa and Zoe Mazula; having sold their possessions for a life on the road they go where the music takes them, capturing live music collaborations with a wide variety of international artistes, forming an ever changing musical tapestry: 'Afro-Funky-Gos-Blues'.

The Fecktones will be experimenting with the human need to dance… their Ska Gypsy Folk Balkan Celtic Rave Shanty combo creates a hypnotic vibe demanding movement. Musical misfits out to enjoy themselves, they've taken 300+ year old songs and fecked them up delightfully.

The line up for our spoken word and cabaret venue is almost complete!

Daytimes there'll be
performing arts workshops - Mal Webb's "lip to lung, global glottal adventure", feminist folk songs, the XR Choir, flamenco and more.

Don't miss our weekend Lunchtime Specials - the
Poetry Slam and Cabaret Quiz.

Early evenings there'll be
kids' entertainment and family friendly shows including bubbles, magic, jugglers and storytellers.

Later it's time for the word conjurors, tale-spinners and comedians - from Welsh folk history with
Tir Gadael to prize-winning poet, loop artist and comic Pete The Temp; sustainable nihilist Johnny Fluffypunk; roaring courageous hilarious wordsmith Salena Godden; incisive wit and welcome humour in these crisis times from FOSSILHEADS; performance poet Rich Butnotfamous (the One with the Hat); protest poet Roxconscious; and plenty more.

Thoughout the night there'll be music interspersed with cabaret eclectica including
Society of Imaginary Friends, The Antipoet, Kath Tait, Other Tongues, and Kathak dancer Meera Patel.
... to help distribute our recycled card, veg-ink ECO FLYERS, email with your postal address and how many flyers/posters to
A funny, clever, inspiring, heartwrenching mini-sequel to groundbreaking crowdfunded climate film Age of Stupid, on the 10th anniversary of its release.
Well worth 8 minutes of your time...
Spring Advance Tickets are £110


We truly believe The Green Gathering is the BEST value festival around...
and the BEST FESTIVAL of all, full stop!
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.
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.
Spring Advance Tickets: £110

Young Adults 16-17yrs: £75
Youth 11-15yrs: £55
Child 6-10yrs: £10
Children 0-5yrs go free!

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