Greenbelt reveals virtual ‘Wild at Home’ event following cancellation of annual festival

While festivals across the country have been cancelled this summer due to the Coronavirus, the organisers of Greenbelt will be holding a Wild at Home online event.

Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 7:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 7:46 pm
Greenbelt's Wild At Home virtual event takes place at the end of this month.

Tickets are on sale for Greenbelt’s virtual Wild at Home festival which is due to take place at the end of this month.

The event has been organised by the team behind the annual festival which, like others across the country, has been cancelled this year because of the Coronavirus epidemic.

The 47th Greenbelt Festival ‘Wild at Heart’ was originally due to take place at Boughton House near Kettering this month.

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However, a virtual festival will now take place on the same weekend on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 30.

Explaining the concept on their website, organisers said: “When we had to abandon plans for Wild at Heart, you were there to support us financially and emotionally.

“As a result, while other festivals have had no choice other than to write this year off, we’ve still been able to bring you Wild at Home’s small, perfectly-formed slices of Greenbelt all summer, as well as launch the first series of our podcast.

“And now this, a virtual Greenbelt to be experienced wherever you are on the last weekend in August.”

Greenbelt combines arts, faith and activism across dozens of stages, galleries and installations.

The Saturday will be a full day of livestreamed content featuring live music, spoken word and comedy from The Canopy and inspiring and provocative panel conversations and speakers from The Pagoda.

Festival-goers will also be able to meet and chat with people in the Greenbelt’s conversation cafe, The Foundry and use smaller Zoom-style spaces for discussions.

On the Sunday, people will be encouraged to gather with friends and families in gardens and parks and take part in a lunchtime communion and picnic.

During the virtual event, there will also be opportunities to buy goods from traders and official merchandise.

Organisers are currently finalising the line-up which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Tickets cost £10 and people are encouraged to invite people to enjoy the weekend with them – as long as social distancing guidelines are adhered to.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.greenbelt.org.uk