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We're passionate about The Green Gathering - are you?
Show your love by helping us spread the word, by bringing new friends and old to share in the magic, inspiration and community of GG 2019...

... to help distribute our new recycled card, veg-ink ECO FLYERS, email with your postal address and how many flyers/posters to
Winter Advance Tickets for adults are only £100
if you buy before midnight February 28th!


Spring is around the corner...

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


Joining Mobius Loop, Dragonsfly, Society of Imaginary Friends, Smiley and the Underclass, Guranfoe, Suzy Condrad aka She, Robot, Hoopy Frood, Hattie Hatstar, The Fabulous Red Diesel, Sika, Buff, Matthew Frederick, Captain Starfighter and the Lockheeds, Andy Twyman and Dora Darling-Swann...

We're excited to announce Celtarabia will be bringing us a wild fusion of Arabic, Andalucian, Celtic, Medieval music and contemporary beats designed to get bodies dancing. Featuring hurdy-gurdy, hammered dulcimer and cittern, this is unique world music with an irresistable party vibe.

Formidable Vegetable Sound System are dropping by on their European tour to share a "triumphant experiment in ecological electro-funk-swing". We challenge you to watch the video for their new single Earth People Fair without grooving and grinning ear to ear by the end!

Electronic, protest, punk rave outfit
FireFarm fuse futuristic sound and underground rave production with massive riffs, heavy guitars and big vocals with a message (latest track 'Walls' says it all). This summer they're hitting the road and releasing their debut album Rave Against The Machine.

Delving deep into indie-electronica Pattern Pusher blend layered synths and heartfelt lyrics, saturating the mind with lush soundscapes and technological wizardry.

Rounding off the announcements for this month:
Brian Boothby's intricately crafted songs of land, loss, vision and valediction; Devonbird with original and traditional folk; and True Strays with rootsy rhythm and blues.  Plus much more next month!


Joining The Triban Stage, Floating Lotus, The Raconteurs' Delight, Voices of Gaia, Mayflower Project, Healing Circle, Craft Island, Permaculture Community, Campaigns Field and 99% Bar...

Soundscape Solar Stage has the ruins of neoclassical Piercefield House as its backdrop. An outdoor venue with an old school vibe and cutting edge sound, Soundscape hosts every kind of musical act from a ukelele orchestra to an anarchist ceilidh, from punk to protest to psychedelia. With spectacular views across Piercefield Park, a friendly crew and a fine neighbouring bar, it's tempting to spend the whole weekend here.

The Brimmon Oak sits on a plateau between Soundscape and the old manor house. Here you can sit at a picnic bench soaking up the sounds, supping a real ale or elderflower champagne, while enjoying views across the whole festival and top quality veggie food from The Allotment Cafe. Ask Fraser the barman to tell you the story of the original Brimmon Oak, a 500 year old Welsh Oak threatened by road-building but saved by people power!

The Glad Apple Cider Bar faces the Village Green, has stunning views across the Severn Estuary, makes a perfect cosy pit-stop. Try local brews, taste the apples, or if cider’s not your thing go for a local ale or rum with homemade ginger. Acoustic music sessions and unplugged jams happen around here; bring an instrument!

Sacred Activist Sanctuary - a peaceful and welcoming space for the creatively curious, activists, ecowarriors, extinction rebels, co-operators, community seekers, joy bringers and the grief-stricken. A village of tipis, benders and other low-impact dwellings around a central fire, this is a place of sharing, learning, reflection, action and recuperation. A community vibe, warm hearth and mug of tea await visitors – along with the chance to get involved in sacred, creative activism in defence of our wild spaces.


Win a fab free digital subscription to Ethical Consumer!

We make choices according to personal ethics every day but don't always have time to research stuff deeply. Ethical Consumer provides stacks of detailed info to help with ethical dilemmas and decision-making.

Which fairtrade teabags have no plastic? Is almond 'milk' better for the planet than dairy? What nefarious goings-on is your bank funding? Which cuddly-sounding small companies have been bought up by multinationals recently?

Ethical Consumer subscribers can dip in for a quick answer, or delve into how a company rates on animal welfare, supply chains, links to the arms trade and more.

Ethical Consumer is offering Green Gatherers chance to win an annual subscription to their magazine and website.

To enter, reply to this email with your name and the words "Ethical Consumer subscription" in the body of the email.

Closing date is Feb 28th. We'll draw three winners at random on March 1st.
Ethical Consumer will contact the winners to set up the subscriptions.
(If you don't win, you can get a GG discount on subscription here)


We put as much effort into choosing our food traders as into booking our bands and in recent years that's been recognised with 'The Food!' being amongst the things you've liked best about the festival.

Based on your feedback, we're making sure there are plenty of gluten free options amongst our great array of vegan and veggie fare. We're also asking all our food traders to have a child-friendly dish or two available for under £5, to make it more affordable for families to eat out.

The fabulous Crock 'n' Rock crew will be back with even more crockery to enable us all to cut down on single use serveware. Even though we can compost the paper disposables on site, it's still a waste of material to poduce something that's only used once, so help us out, support our Don't Be A Mug - Bring Your Own! #BYOM campaign and seek out Crock 'n' Rock for your plates (they'll wash up for you too!).
We're delighted to be joint winners of

Vegan Blogger 78's

Best UK Festival for Vegans

alongside the fab Nottingham Green Festival

Around one-third of our food traders are solely vegan while almost all have a huge selection of vegan options.

If you're not ready to go vegan, don't worry - we have wood-fired cheesy pizza! We have local organic dairy milk! And we have lots of information about ethical food choices, including why eating a plant-based diet is good for the planet as well as why a permaculturist might choose to keep chickens, goats or bees.

We heartily recommend you try some of the tastiest vegan treats you're ever likely to stumble across while on site...
...Gold Award Winning Caterer of 2018,
Lalita's Kitchen, is a good place to start. No pressure, but cases of conversion have been known!

This year's applications are in, we have space for perhaps just one or two more unique and super-ethical food vendors so if you are one or you know one, get in touch! (application form here)
Love travelling light? Try a Tent Hire...

For Tipis, Yurts, Bell Tents & Upcycled Pre-pitched Tents 

Winter Advance Tickets for adults are only £100
if you buy before midnight February 28th!


Spring is around the corner...

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.
Winter Advance Tickets: £100
The price rises March 1st
- don't wait too long!

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

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