Roll up! Roll up! Don't miss this year's Green Gathering!

The UK's original off-grid, grassroots festival, The Green Gathering is happening in 10 days - see you there?

The Green Gathering is a showcase of low-impact living filled with music, arts, activism, spoken word, crafts and so much more. Built from the ground up with green principles embedded at its core, this festival offers four days of exploration, imagination and self-discovery, combined with unforgettable acts and opportunities to learn life-long skills. 100% powered by wind, sun and people and with 90% of waste reused, recycled or composted.

In February 2023 The Green Gathering received the International Greener Festival Award - the top accolade in the world for sustainable events - and the International Greener Power Award, for demonstrating that it's possible to run a whole festival using off-grid renewable sources. The festival also received the UK Greener Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards 2022.

When and where is it?

The Green Gathering 2023 will be held 3-6 August in the green fields of Piercefield Park, just outside Chepstow in the Welsh Borders. Only 18 miles from Bristol and 125 miles from London, the festival attracts gatherers from all over the UK. It’s easily accessible by public transport and a shuttle bus service is provided from Chepstow train station to the festival.

What’s on?

5 stages host over 100 acts, featuring an eclectic range of genres and sounds including Mobius Loop, Indian Man and The Trouble Notes amongst the 2023 headliners, all powered by solar generation. Beyond the stages, the festival offers activist training, an antidote to climate-grief, and the opportunity to explore a multitude of ideas and skills.

There’s the Speakers’ Forum and Radical Cinema; the Resource Hub packed with off-grid know-how; an expansive Crafts area with heritage arts and expert makers; and a Campaigns Field, where you can get involved in trying to change - and save - the world.

The Permaculture Community shares knowledge and practical skills; the Healing Circle offers massage, yoga and more; the Hill Village provides a showcase of low-impact living; Nature’s Way and the Enchanted Woods connect art and the environment; Trad Village offers a fireside welcome and ways to navigate the multiple crises of our times; and the Green Gathering Grove is a meeting space filled with young trees planted by the crew and a newly-raised standing stone.

A dedicated Kids’ Area and Teens’ Space provide young ones with the chance to explore, learn, play and perform, and family-friendly activities are abundant across the festival site.

The festival attracts traders dedicated to sustainable sourcing, selling handmade wares, vintage clothing, grocery refills and more. There’s a wide range of delicious vegetarian and vegan food stalls, and bars stocked with local beers and ciders, ethical cocktails and alcohol-free choices.

How much is it?

The following prices include four days of festival fun plus camping.

  • Summer Tier / Gate Price Adults: £140 / £150
  • Young Adult (16-17): £80
  • Youth (11-15): £55
  • Child (6-10): £20
  • Child (0-5): Free
  • Day tickets £45 on the gate (no advance sales), until licensed capacity is reached.

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More info

A not-for-profit event, the festival is commissioned by The Green Gathering charity (1156593) and produced by Optimistic Trout Productions CIC, a Community Interest Company. Any financial surplus from the festival goes to fund creative environmental and educational projects.

The Green Gathering community is made up of fabulous event co-ordinators and crew, directors of OTP CIC, trustees of the charity, and of course our inspiring ticket-buying festival-goers without whom the rest would be useless!

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