Thursday, September 28, 2023

Local Electro Legends To Start Green Festival

Belper Goes Green Community, Eco and Arts festival’s live entertainment starts on Friday night 31 May with Water For Dogs headlining the Ocean stage.

The entertainment starts Friday May 31st at 7 pm with an evening of eclectic music on the Ocean Stage. Opening the festival are The Small Town Boys, who will be joined by Boats On The Ocean and Ben Milles. Belper’s dance funk legends Water For Dogs will then close the opening night with a psychedelic performance of their unique sound that is sure to get festival goers dancing.

Belper Goes Green 2019, organised by the volunteers at Transition Belper, is a grass roots community festival, which aims to share ways of reducing our impact on the planet, whilst connecting the local community in a relaxed, safe and uplifting way.

Over the weekend there are many more artists playing across the Ocean and Earth stages including the Herron Bros, Mocking Jays, Saskia, Experimental Sonic Machines, Scribble Victory, 45, Frank Hunter Trio, Scott Makepiece, Wilf & the Hulabaloo, Ola Wilson, Marty, Pala, Magic Car, Hatty Hatstar, 5 Hills Out, Darren Claxton, Fleet Arts Young Talent Showcase, Buenos Treehouse, Leftychris, Jig for a Kiss and more.

On the Friday night the CAMRA Beer festival will also be available. The opening hours are from 6.00pm to 11pm Friday and 11am to 11pm on Saturday & 12 noon to 10pm on Sunday.

Staying true to their roots as an eco-festival, the organisers have sought to be as environmentally conscious as possible. Some of their bold initiatives include solar powered stages and recharge points, reusable glasses to reduce single plastic use, recycling in partnership with Wastecycle and promotional material being printed on 100% recycled paper.

This year’s festival sees the introduction of a small entry fee for adults of £2, but children enter for free, as well as members of Transition Belper, CAMRA and the Rugby Club. You only pay the fee once and can re-enter by showing your weekend pass.

The festival remains a not-for-profit, but due to its growing size, this small fee helps to cover running costs and to make overall improvements, enabling the festival to continue year-on-year and offer a safe environment for the community.

Any surplus money that we make will be put into funding other Transition Belper activities of benefit to Belper and the DE56 area.

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