Saturday, December 2, 2023

Astonishing Line-up for 5th Belper Goes Green

The organisers of the fifth Belper Goes Green ECO Festival to be held at Belper Rugby Club from 2nd to 4th June have put together an astonishing line-up of musical and spoken word talent

Event organiser, David George, said the festival will offer: “The best programme of free entertainment ever put together in Belper possibly in Derbyshire.”

The Friday evening kicks the festival off with Cyclone Eddie, Arguably Venomous Mammals, Water for Dogs and Blackfish rocking out the Big Marquee.

On Saturday and Sunday there are two stages with full programmes. The bike stage – with a PA powered by whoever has the leg strength to keep up the volume – has everything from young local musical talent to the results of Belper’s own protest songwriting workshops ‘Rebel Yell.’

The solar stage – power from the sun – will run into the late evening on Saturday and has two full days of enormously varying bands and artistes to entertain. Upcoming juggernauts, Crimewolf; local duo, Sweet Liquorice; Derby songsmith Matt McGuinness and the MLC; Folk newcomers, Sunflower Thieves; and many more hope to provide something for all those attending the environmentally friendly event.

In the RAW Talks tents there will be a programme of talks on Saturday including the return of the very popular Human Library. On Sunday it will be opened up to a spoons workshop followed by a Poetry Slam of half a dozen or so of the finest local wordsmiths sharing their talent.

The full line-up can be found at:

Claire Meese


One thought on “Astonishing Line-up for 5th Belper Goes Green

  • I am volunteering to help with this great event, and I’m hoping that my friends from White Crane Tai chi in Sheffield will visit on the Sunday and enjoy the festival, and maybe even demonstrate our Tai chi form at some time??
    Perhaps you would like to come along and have a go?

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