Lots of us say that Greenbelt is like coming home each year. This summer that will be true in ways we’ve never imagined. For two days at the end of August we will, literally, all be at home during Greenbelt.
Here’s what we’re planning…
SATURDAY 29 AUGUST
There’ll be music, comedy and spoken word live from The Canopy, as well as ideas and debate live from The Pagoda. You’ll also be able to catch up for after-show conversations and roundtable discussions live from The Foundry.
And no Greenbelt would be the same without drop-in tables and meet-up spaces in The Jesus Arms. The drinks might be on you this year, but we’ll provide the virtual venue.
SUNDAY 30 AUGUST
Sunday 30th August is going to be our day to ditch our screens and come together for a lunchtime communion and picnic. You bring the hamper and rug and we’ll supply an hour of thoughtful and encouraging reflection for us all to focus on and gather around – served up by some very familiar Greenbelt faces, speaking to you from the beautiful (but empty) grounds of Boughton House.
Passes are on sale now for just £10 for the weekend (think of them as your digital wristband for the weekend). You’re very welcome to invite people round – distantly social of course.
One pass will allow you to watch on one device at a time – it will not allow you to watch on multiple devices simultaneously. For that, you would need to buy additional passes.
And, because we can only connect one unique email address to one pass, if you want to get additional passes, then you have to link them to different email addresses. (If you’ve already bought multiple passes under one email, don’t worry, we’ll be in touch.)
We’ll still be making Greenbelt as accessible as we can, so there will be concessions and the option to apply for free passes through our ‘Open Festival’ scheme. We’ll bring you details of all this in early August. We don’t want anyone to miss out.
WATCH ON DEMAND
If you buy a £10 pass it will give you access to the livestream Wild at Home content from The Canopy and The Pagoda not just for the day or weekend – but for the whole of September. So, if you miss a panel or performer on the day from either of our two livestream venues, or want to watch something again, you can log in and watch any one of these main livestream sessions again on-demand for a whole month after.
Summer of #WildAtHome
As you know, we couldn’t come together this summer at beautiful Boughton House for our annual shot-in-the-arm of revolution and revelry, dance and devotion, ideas and inspiration, prayer and protest. So we thought we’d come to you.
We called it Wild at Home, and our hope and prayer is that the online content we ‘ve produced this fallow summer has captured some of that same spirit of hopefulness, acceptance, inclusion, provocation and, yes, love, that so many thousands of us have experienced at the festival over the years. Less locking down, more opening up.