Returning for its seventh year to Piercefield Park in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Chepstow, this year’s Green Gathering promises to be the best yet.
The Gathering has signed up to A Greener Festival and the Festival Vision: 2025 pledge to reduce environmental impact and encourage other festivals to do so too. How green is it really? Check the festival’s ‘living document’ Sustainability Policy.
This year the festival’s Permaculture Zone has grown and evolved. A beautifully detailed 16-page programme of activities has been curated by the GG permaculture community; there’ll be chickens, a well-being garden, woodturning, wetheuncivilised lodge and Wilder Kids area in addition to Earth Care, People Care and Fair Shares spaces. Permaculture magazine editors Maddy & Tim Harland are speaking on Friday 4th August, so get along and say hello to them.
The PM team love the Green Gathering. It is full of intimate solar stages and outdoor venues host over a hundred live acts. There’s music, magicians and mystics… spoken word, off grid solutions and co-operatives… crafts, permaculture, tipis, campaigns, healing, kids’ activities and youth tents, a stone circle and a faerie glade, open mic spaces, acoustic sessions, yoga and dance workshops, affordable bars and ethical eats.
Intrepid cycling duo Tandemonium will guide cyclists to the festival from Bristol train station along a 25 mile scenic route under the Clifton Suspension Bridge, through the picturesque Severn Vale and over the Severn Bridge into Wales. Register by 21st July to Cycle to The Green Gathering and on arrival receive a green goodies bag. Cyclists are also eligible for a discount on Camplight‘s pre-pitched salvaged tents.
Listen to Johnny Solstice’s mixcloud to get a preview of GG 2017’s sounds; see YouTube footage from previous Green Gatherings. For info on 2017 venues, music, workshops and more check www.greengathering.org.uk/whats-on/.
Advance Summer Tickets are £100 from Bristol Ticket Shop. Tickets on the gate will be £110 and can be bought with cash only. The festival is from 3rd-6th August.
Need a lift or got space in your car? Check out Green Gathering on Go Car Share.
This is a festival beyond hedonism powered by wind, sun and people where for four days dreams of low impact living, co-operation and community come true. It’s a festival that can change minds and lives.