1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Green Gathering 2017

Discussion in 'festivals' started by TopCat, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    editor and Pickman's model like this.
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've been asked to go but I' not sure f I can sort the logistics yet as I have to DJ in Brixton on Sat night. Is there anything happening on a Thurs night there? I could maybe stay till late Sat afternoon...
     
  3. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Drunkeness and shouting and stuff on Thursday...
     
  4. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Green Gathering is actually pretty near us and convenient for us, but it's one of the few fests I've never made at any time in its history. Nearly always, date clashes with other fests were the reason.

    This year, we're going to OutCider Festival instead :D

    But have a good GG, anyone who goes! :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
  5. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    I might say hello this year ;)
     
    TopCat likes this.
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well, I enjoyed that. Nice to meet Mr Elder too!
     
    Ground Elder and kalidarkone like this.
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  8. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Good to meet editor & TopCat at last, if only briefly. Had a great week with good friends, at a festival that always reminds me why I started going to festivals in the first place.
     
    co-op, Pickman's model and editor like this.
  9. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    fair few people i know went and go

    anyone know more about the kerfuffle with the caterer who got replaced? ta
     
    Pickman's model likes this.
  10. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    GG has to be the least kerfuffle-unlikely festival in the UK. That caterer must have been Evil Personified to cause a kerfufflation in the land of fluffiness.
     
    ddraig likes this.
  12. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yeah they are a grade 1 twerpmuffin for sure!
     
    Pickman's model likes this.
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  14. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    didn't know they had that kind of thing there!
     
    Pickman's model likes this.
  15. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    There's also northern green gathering next weekend - (17th - 20th august) - near Derby.

    (Northern Green Gathering)

    Quite small - but very chilled and kid friendly. My Band are playing saturday night as well!

     
    Ground Elder and editor like this.
  16. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Just got back. Nice time had.
     
    Ground Elder and Pickman's model like this.
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  18. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    One time, at some point, we'll have to get us and van to the GG -- pics help me think so editor :)
    Looks pretty :cool: :)

    Once we've got our evil diesel-powered van fixed that is .... vehicle is currently so fucked/in garage :mad: that we can't make it to our this-weekend's fest** until late tomorrow, Friday, at earliest :(

    (**not Boomtown ;) ).

    I recognise the Soundscape Stage -- it shows up at other small/good ones :)
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ground Elder likes this.
  22. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    apparently they didn't send any waste to landfill this year
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If that's true that's a fantastic achievement. I wonder how well Glasto and the other mega-festivals did?
     
  24. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

     
    Ground Elder likes this.
  25. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer


    Just Glastonbury :

    Based on how much shit was left around by the end of this year's festival in various public camping areas, very poorly :( :mad:

    It was noticeably less bad this time (in a completely dry year) than in 2016 (pretty damned wet/muddy) but that's no excuse :hmm:

    I blame those punters who just ignore all the efforts the organisers make to push the 'Love the Farm Leave No Trace' message. And the whole theme of Shrangri La this year was to push the 'don't leave your shit behind' message too, and much more creatively there than the official message. There'll be pictures with a few searches ...

    The Glastonbury Green Fields, more directly comparable with the Green Gathering (and with some of the same people), were impeccable this year and in previous ones, as were some of the crew areas ...

    But at such a huge fest in general, a festival can try its hardest to maximise recycling, but you can lead the public only so far to the reycling bins etc. ... :(

    (Historically, festivals like Reading and V have always been vastly worse -- but I've no recent experience of them).
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
    editor likes this.

Share This Page