Greenbelt 2017: A few of our favourites things.

Greenbelt 2017: A few of our favourites things.

Just as we head into Easter weekend, we thought we’d share a few festival favourites who will be gracing the bill this summer for our 44th festival, The Common Good.

It’s good to have a degree of familiarity. Not too much. Just the right amount. Especially in these seismic and unsettling times. And, as Easter is a time that speaks of everything being utterly changed, we like the contrast of the continuity these names and shows add to our lineup for this year.

Greenbelt favourite artists … including:

The ever-classy Luke Sital-Singh, back for a Canopy headliner set; the up-and-coming young comedian Peter Bazely; the oh-so-wise Wild Goose Resource Worker John Bell; the always provocative Dave Tomlinson; the bright and bouncy Fischy Music; Scottish singer-songwriter Yvonne Lyon; the poetic and priestly Pádraig Ó Tuama; and the honest and open Katharine Welby Roberts.

Greenbelt favourite shows … including:

Martyn Joseph’s The Rising, introducing the festival to some of the great singer-songwriters performing over the weekend; Paul Cookson’s The Family Twist, where the stars of the show are you; Harry Baker’s Woken Spurred, introducing Greenbelt to the hottest spoken word talent around in the UK; Cole Moreton’s The Daily Mirror, reflecting with mind, soul and spirit on the new stories of the day; The Old Plough Folk Club, for all ages and abilities; and The Late Night Village, our youth club-style evenings for 8 – 11-year-olds.

Pictured: Luke Sital-Singh, playing Greenbelt in 2014
These names and show add to the emerging lineup here
For children’s and family programming, see the poster here and the video here
With more yet to announce before our end of April Tier One ticket deadline