Our mission is to create spaces, like festivals, where art, faith and justice collide.
This mission is primarily lived out annually, over August Bank Holiday weekend at Cheltenham Racecourse where we host a rich programme of music, visual and performing arts, spirituality, comedy, and talks and discussion. The diversity of content not only demonstrates our commitment to the arts, faith and justice, but also our underlying values of tolerance, dialogue and hope.
Our history is firmly rooted within a Christian tradition which is world-affirming, politically and culturally engaged. Ours is a belief that embraces instead of excludes. And, as such, the festival is family-friendly celebration, inclusive and accepting of all, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, background or belief.
We do all we can to keep the festival as accessible as we can, offering a range of discounted, family and local ticket deals as well as giving away 1% of tickets each year (through our Open Festival scheme) to people who otherwise would not be able to afford to go to Greenbelt – or any other festival. And we try to make a difference beyond the festival, through our campaigning activity and through Trust Greenbelt, which gives grants to quirky, entrepreneurial, risky community projects combining arts, faith and justice.
Our focus will always be running a festival over August Bank Holiday weekend. But, increasingly, we are looking to host and collaborate on events around the country year-round, reflecting the openness, bravery and creativity of the festival’s community and its spirit.
Page last updated 27 Apr 2013