At Greenbelt, we try to keep our ticket prices as affordable as possible. We want to enable as many people from a wide a variety of backgrounds to access the festival. Below is a list of the concessions tickets available and the ID required.
Concession Ticket Types
One of the following:
STATUTORY BENEFIT – Concession
Receiving Unemployment Benefit
STATUTORY BENEFIT – Concession
Receiving Disabled Living Allowance/ Incapacity Benefit/PIP
SINGLE PARENT – Concession
STUDENT – Concession
FIRST TIME FAITH LEADER / YOUTH LEADER / COMMUNITY LEADER*
Faith, Youth & Community Leaders
If you are disabled and require a Personal Assistant to enable you to attend the festival, then Greenbelt is happy to provide you with an extra ticket for them, free of charge.
If you are recovering from an operation that will this year affect your mobility at the festival or have another issue impacting on your ability to access the festival then we will be happy to discuss this with you on a case by case basis.
*Faith, youth and community leader concession tickets are only available to a person in full-time employment in a leadership or pastoral capacity (such as clergy or youthworker) at your place of work.
Submitting your documents
Please note: you will need to bring your e-ticket and proof of ID to the festival to collect your weekend wristband.
If you think you are eligible for one of the above concessions but do not have the evidence required, please contact the office on 020 7329 0039.
If you are eligible for a concession ticket, but able to pay more, please consider making a top-up donation when buying your ticket.
How to apply
Applications for the 2020 are now open.
(You might also want to take a look at the range of concession and discounted tickets and volunteering opportunities we have on offer for the festival.)
Please read the below guidelines before applying.
How we make our decision
We can’t support everyone, so to help our decision-making please do give as much detail as possible in your application. We may have to come back to you for further information.
We are looking for applications that give a sense of how attending Greenbelt might benefit you/your nominee and why the Open Festival scheme is absolutely the only way in for you/your nominee.
You might especially want to think about refugees and asylum seekers in your churches and communities who you could nominate and then bring.
We do sometimes support repeat applications over a number of festivals, but in those cases we are looking for evidence of a move toward self-sufficiency or development in that time.
If you are successful, you will receive a free ticket/s that covers entrance to the festival and the use of our camping fields. Greenbelt cannot provide expenses to cover your travel or any accommodation costs. If you will be bringing a car or camper van then you will need to include this in your application.
We will close for applications at the end of May. All successful applicants will be notified by the end of June at the latest.
“It gave all of the family space to step aside from their financial worries and think about the year ahead … we are so grateful that Greenbelt runs the Open Festival. It was the highlight of their year and the source of lasting memories and inspiration.”
Church/Youth Officer, 2019 recipient
“I’m shocked by everyone! They are so nice and happy and willing to help each other, it’s a beautiful atmosphere!”
2017 and 2018 recipient
“It was totally outside the realms of anything they’d ever done before, and they were blown away by it.”
Group leader, 2019 recipient
Open Festival Application Form
Click on the link above to open the application form in a new window