Information for Contributors
If you’ve been booked as a contributor for this year’s Greenbelt, here are some resources for you to publicise your appearance at this year’s festival.
Tickets for friends and family
Discounted tickets for the friends and family of contributors can be booked by using our Discounted tickets for contributors form. Click here »
Details of the festival for your website / publicity
Greenbelt 2013: Life Begins
23 – 26 August
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
Tickets available from greenbelt.org.uk or on 020 7329 0039
Music, books and merchandise
If you wish to offer music, books and merchandise to sell, you’ll need to complete a form. These forms are currently being prepared.
About the festival
With 20,000 people, music, campers and traders aplenty, Greenbelt might look like any other festival. But scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find something special…
Alongside musicians such as Mavis Staples, Billy Bragg, Royksopp, Athlete, Idlewild, Ron Sexsmith, The Unthanks, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, José Gonzalez, Show Of Hands, and Seth Lakeman, each year the festival hosts a rich programme of visual and performing arts, spirituality, comedy and talks and discussion – recently welcoming the likes of Roger McGough, Milton Jones, Tamsin Omond, David Morrissey, Billy Childish, and Candoco Dance Company. 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 38-year 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 a 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 possible, 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.
As well as the festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 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.
Quotes about the festival
“I believe in dialogue, and that’s what Greenbelt is all about” Peter Tatchell
“Have to say, Greenbelt totally surprised me… after Glastonbury, my favourite festival this year” Mark Thomas
“Britain’s greatest festival?” The Huffington Post
“Greenbelt was an eye opening experience. Here was a Christian festival where I was made to feel welcome and included. Here were people, like me, committed to a better world, where poverty and injustice were no more and who were prepared to put their faith into action.” Mohammad Imran
“I was deeply impressed by the mood and spirit of the festival.” Clare Short
“People here are very questioning, not merely of other people, but of their own thoughts and beliefs too. It’s a very thoughtful festival” Robin Ince
Page last updated 19 Jun 2013