National Trust goes Glastonbury at Gibside

Reggae act 'The Wailers' will be headlining the first Green Phoenix Festival, the first camping festival to take place on National Trust property.

The Green Phoenix Festival will be held at the National Trust Gibside Estate in Tyne & Wear between 19-22 August.

Described as a family- friendly festival, Green Phoenix Festival will be a celebration of arts and sustainable culture.

Mick Wilkes, estate manager from Gibside said it will be "a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all things green whilst having an amazing time.

"The festival is a flamboyant family affair in a beautiful historic garden, originally designed and built for the very privileged few, but now our aim is to reach out to many, and create the most amazing cultural experience for one weekend."

National Trust chairman Simon Jenkins added: "I am delighted to welcome the Green Phoenix Festival to Gibside Estate. It is just what we need to do to bring our properties to life, and engage a wider community in our work."

Cabaret and circus will mix with cinema, live music and spoken word, along with outdoor aerial and fire performances, discussions, debates and demonstrations all with a sustainable and family friendly focus and powered by renewable energy.

The whole festival will be completely off grid with stages, bars and activities powered by solar and wind power.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now for £99 per adult, £45 for young people (aged 12 - 17 years) and children under 12 go free. To buy tickets or for more information log onto www.greenphoenixfestival.org.uk.


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