Green Festival 2013 is Go!
Against all adversity, the in Leazes Park, 1-2 June.
Times are tough for the resilient community event. Council backing has dropped significantly, leading to ever more ingenious ways to fund the entirely volunteer-run festival. These include everything from a sponsored tandem ride, to year-round fundraisers such as gigs and variety nights at local venues, as well as the ‘Lively Up Newcastle’ club nights at World HQ.
The family-oriented weekend will take a significantly different shape this year, with a whole new raft of areas, stalls and of course, the best local bands and variety artists. All the regular food and craft traders will be there, as well as workshops, live music and an improved bar area, featuring the best local beers, courtesy of The Cumberland Arms.
New this year is the De a Luz pregnancy area, which promotes natural, holistic birth advice to expectant mothers through workshops and activity sessions. On a similar note, the healing area, a festival favourite, will return to provide massage and therapy sessions for those worn down by modern life. Another brand new offering this year is the Science Buskers, Newcastle University’s very own street science team, which provides an ‘explosive mix’ of education and entertainment to inspire kids and adults alike.
The region’s top bands will deliver a musical backdrop throughout, which has always been one of the festival’s biggest draws. The heady mix of world, folk, funk and rock music has been a staple since the festival’s inception in 1995. This year’s event will take place in Leazes Park on June 1st and 2nd, from midday onwards.