At GG HQ  ... 
We decamped to the Forest of Dean for a planning weekend with our wonderful area co-ordinators; we're also learning Welsh, updating our website, raising a glass to lost friends, and cooking with wild garlic...

£110 Spring Advance Tickets are ALMOST GONE!


If you know you'll be joining us this year, don't wait!
Summer Advance tickets will be £120 from June 1st

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

Do you tweet? If you do,
join us on Monday May 20th at 8pm as we take over the #EthicalHour Twitter chat to talk #PlasticFreePeriods.

Check out the #PlasticFreePeriods Campaign we launched alongside Bristol's brilliant zero waste pioneers City To Sea on International Women's Day.
On site, putting preach into practice, we'll have a Campaign For Cloth stall with plastic free discussions, info, period wear and a wash station.

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...

Reggae Soul Diva
Danieal will be back, mc-ing on Soundscape Solar Stage as well as performing her self-penned rollercoaster songs; expect powerful vocal tones combined with a natural energy that wows audiences on an international scale.

Hedge Gods weave double bass, acoustic guitar and hand-drumming into sonic tapestries of questionable sanity and undeniably danceable appeal.

Busy making a name for themselves on the fantastic Bristol Modern Jazz scene, Prudent Primate fuse influences from dirty funk, modern jazz and psychedelic rock.

Sheffield-based hip-hop trio
MOAN (Message of a Nation) combine soulful vibes with gritty truth about love, sex, money, jobs, mental health, addiction and homelessness, using music to raise awareness and songwriting workshops to empower vulnerable people.

E:Clipse are where squelchy psychedelic bass frequencies and synth riffs meet beautiful, dynamic, thought provoking melodies and lyrics.

Bethlehem Casuals offer unique 'AfroCuban Tropical Kraut-Rock' complete with heavy grooves and tribal vibes ready to set feet stomping and faces smiling.

With roots in Manchester house parties and street-raves, Ask My Bull's instrumental flamboyant jazz punk is fluorescent, flirtatious and crackling with energy

Arcadia Roots create earthy and psychedelic reggae, with infectious grooves, swirling guitar melodies and a pounding rhythmic backbone. Political and environmental themes balance the the time-honoured topics of love, lust and the search for meaning.

Even more LINE UP NEWS...

Hannah Scott combines contemporary folk with a distinctive voice, strong melodies, thought-provoking lyrics and great stage presence. Her new single Walk A Wire is just out.

Saachi brings eclectic, energetic award-winning Indie music with a Jazz / Pop twist.

Singer songwriter Edd Donovan will be back to share his distinctive talent with songs that tell stories of modern life, whilst weaving meaning and magic with glorious melodies.

Busking traveller Robert King is a musician of 'unpigeonholeable ilk' with explorative songwriting, life-affirming lyrics and energetic guitar.

International roots n blues star Sean Taylor's songwriting is a late night cocktail of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Jack Kerouac, his voice is John Martyn meets Van Morrison and his guitar style sounds like an acoustic Stevie Ray Vaughan jamming with JJ Cale.

Mal & Kylie - vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal Webb balanced with Kylie Morrigan's violin and voice to create an intricate and playful performance. Imagine Einstein, Dr Seuss and Paganini making pancakes.


After winning the AGF International Award for Power
, our dream is to encourage more events to move to genuinely clean, green energy.

Here on the Powerful Thinking website we offer some tips and bust some myths:
Sustainable Festival Power: Dream or Reality?

On site at the REsource Hub volunteers will be sharing their knowledge of energy generation, energy storage and DC electrics; pop in for a chat, browse the library, or book a one-to-one clinic session and get your alt tech dilemmas resolved!

For renewable energy consultancy at other times Horizon Installations may be able to help; email (consultant fees will apply)

Some of us have been very involved in Extinction Rebellion over recent months and in the heart of that movement there's deep love and grief for the earth and its biodiversity. This will be reflected on site in the Sacred Activist Sanctuary.

We're also grieving for lost members of the GG family.

Sean Moran, stalwart campfire keeper of our Permaculture Community, passed away unexpectedly on 21st March. Our hearts go out to his family. Sean was an exceptionally kind and generous man who touched the lives of many. We miss him.

Orla Bee, a creative and courageous young woman, a trader of colourful handmade wares, also died this Spring - peacefully, after many years of pain. Her lovely mum Rebecca will be at GG with the Orla Bee stall to sell off the last of Orla's stock to raise funds for a CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) charity.

Orla Bee. Her tenacity was legendary.

In the face of climate emergency, take a step towards being a
Green Traveller
Our GUIDE is packed with tips & offers, from affordable trains to freebie Camplight accessories; the joys of packing less to car (or van) sharing.

To join the FREE Guided Cyle Ride from Bath or Bristol, sign up here.

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

Many Thanks to ReFiesta for helping collate the Green Traveller info.

We've 3 limited edition hemp Green Gathering t-shirts to give away...
... for a chance to win, just reply to telling us what at The Green Gathering you're most looking forwards to. We'll choose our 3 faves and pop the winners' t-shirts in the post before May is out.

Be sure to include your postal address, and size (M, L, XL).

... to help distribute our recycled card, veg-ink ECO FLYERS, email with your postal address and how many flyers/posters to
£110 Spring Advance Tickets are ALMOST GONE!


If you know you'll be joining us this year, don't wait!
Summer Advance tickets will be £120 from June 1st

We truly believe The Green Gathering is the BEST value festival around...
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
until end of May!

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

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