Sinead O’Connor tops Greenbelt fest

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Sinead O’Connor and Stornoway are among the acts due to play at the Greenbelt festival this weekend.

Greenbelt is an arts, faith and justice festival which has been running since 1974.

It takes place in the grounds of the Boughton Estate, near Kettering, and during the four days will include a host of music, talks, comedy, films, visual art, workshops and activities for children and young people.

Irish singer-songwriter O’Connor rose to fame with her debut album, The Lion and The Cobra, going on to achieve worldwide success with her version of Nothing Compares 2 U.

Indie-folk band Stornoway are currently working on their third album, due to be released next year.

Both will be joined by dozens of acts including Tinariwen, Luke Sital-Singh, Gilles Peterson, Jahmene Douglas, Boo Hewerdine, Beth Rowley, Lau, the Hackney Colliery Band and Bridie.

Greenbelt has its roots in the Christian tradition and its approach is aimed to be inclusive and wide-reaching.

It runs from Friday, August 22 to Monday, August 25. Adult weekend tickets cost £149.

There are concessions available for adults, people between 18 and 25-years-old and under 18s.

Adult day tickets cost £25 for the Friday and £48 for the Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

Group bookings are available. For more information about the festival and the full line up visit www.greenbelt.org.uk