Preview: Nottingham Green Festival

23/05/2008

This Sunday (May 25th 2008) sees the return of
The Nottingham Green Festival


Nottinghams annual green event that aims to bring everything wholesome and healthy to the Arboretum sunshine (fingers crossed) is upon us once again.

With the environment and changing weather on everyone’s lips the Green Festival gives the whole family the opportunity to learn, explore and try the latest in everything environmentally friendly and ethical whilst having a whole load of fun in the flowery setting of the Arboretum Park.

This years event is bigger than ever having over 100 product, information and food stalls, kids rides, workshops, alternative therapies and technologies, alongside live performers and entertainment throughout the park and live world music bands performing from the bandstand.

Headlining the event are ‘Wholesome Fish’ promoting their forthcoming album with their raucous blend of Cajun floor filling dance music and traditionally rooted Celtic gypsy folk.

Highlights also include representative monks from Tibet and the ‘Free Tibet Campaign’ performing traditional chants on stage. There will also be a stall to raise awareness of the Dalai Lamas forthcoming visit to the Ice Arena.

Surahata Susso

Also performing on the day will be Surahata Susso and his Kuma Lalu band (from Gambia, Africa) and UK based bhangra act AWAAZ. Reforming especially for the occasion the full original crew will play traditional Punjabi songs and drum based dance rhythms. Also on the line-up are Royal Gala, a genre defying act that fuse dub, reggae, electronica, funk and soul bringing full on brass laden orchestral grooves to the arboretum grass. The band has recently worked with Neville Staples of the Specials and Manchesters mighty Unabombers. Providing a soulful, jazz based opening to this years event will be ‘Moonbuggy’.

Nottingham Green Festival takes place this Sunday May 25th. 12pm - 6pm at the Arboretum park and grandstand.

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