If you’re thinking of buying day tickets, here are some of the artists who you can expect to hear on each day of this year’s festival:
Friday: Bruce Cockburn, The Leisure Society, Phantom Limb, Willy Porter, Megson, Timbre
Saturday: Asian Dub Foundation, Charlie Simpson, Josh Osho, Rachel Sermanni, Ram’s Pocket Radio
Sunday: Nitin Sawney, Speech Debelle, The Proclaimers, Roddy Woomble, Shlomo, Thomas Truax, Immanu El
Monday: Bellowhead, The Imagined Village, Seth Lakeman, Electro Swing Party, Jackie Oates, Yes Sir Boss
Nitin Sawhney makes his long-awaited Greenbelt debut as our Sunday night headliner. One of the most distinctive, versatile and important musical and cultural voices in the UK, this world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer will transport us to a global plane. Performing Sunday, Mainstage.
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After more than decade's absence, Bruce Cockburn returns to Greenbelt to headline our Friday night Mainstage bill. Off the back of his latest record, Small Source of Comfort, Bruce brings his politically, ecologically and spiritually impassioned songwriting. Performing Friday, Mainstage & Saturday, Big Top.
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Voted Best Live Act no less than four times at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Bellowhead are sure to bring Mainstage to an uproarious climax. Great humour, great musicianship, great songs and a tradition reinvented all collide for a simply foot-stomping, great time. Performing Monday, Mainstage.
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Returning to Greenbelt Mainstage, ADF bring hard ragga-jungle rhythms, indo-dub basslines, searing sitar-inspired guitars, and 'traditional' sounds gleaned from their parents' record collections, shot through with fast-chat conscious lyrics... An incendiary live act, you've got to be there for this inspired set. Performing Saturday, Mainstage.
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Speech Debelle came to prominence as her 2009 debut album won the prestigious Mercury Prize. Since then, her work has unveiled a new side of Debelle as an artist unafraid to tackle the tough issues facing urban youth. Performing Sunday, Mainstage
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Fiddling folk supremo Seth returns to the festival after a hugely-successful set in 2008. With six albums under his belt, Seth is a talent to shout about, and his live show certain to brighten the Greenbelt weekend. Performing Monday, Mainstage
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When they wake up, they know they're gonna be, they're gonna be the band that's playing songs for you. Greenbelt's previously hosted Charlie and Craig in 1988 and 2005, and we're thrilled to welcome them back. Performing Sunday, Mainstage
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Critically-lauded indie folk from radio favourites, built around the songwriting of Nick Hemming. The band were Ivor Novello-nominated for songs from their first two albums, gathering high-profile fans including Brian Eno, Guy Garvey and Mark Radcliffe. Performing Friday, Mainstage
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Returning to Greenbelt for the first time since his visit in 2008 with Fightstar, Charlie has gone solo with his debut album Young Pilgrim, recorded with Coldplay and Doves producer Danton Supple. Performing Saturday, Mainstage
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One of the UK’s most exciting bands, The Imagined Village’s powerful music is inspired by Britain’s diverse cultural heritage. The ten members of the Imagined Village also play in other bands including Chase & Status, Cornershop, Transglobal Underground, The Bays and Dhol Foundation. Performing Monday, Mainstage
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Franz Nicolay is that multi-instrumentalist and man-about-town peddling a modern vaudeville with full-throated songs and stories shamelessly strident, stentorian and more than a little sentimental. Performing Monday, Performance Cafe
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Idlewild's lead singer returns to Greenbelt after their headlining slot last year, but this time on his own, with songs from his two solo albums and his upcoming third - folky, literate and rooted in the great Scottish songwriting tradition. Performing Sunday, Mainstage
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