In Aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

9th - 11th Aug

The Meadow

The Meadow is the largest area where people meet to dance and play in the open air. It is bathed in sunlight with shade provided by several beautiful 200 year oak trees and is the perfect setting for days and nights of top quality established acts as well as up and coming stars of the future. Previous years artists have included

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Reverend and The Makers, The Sugarhill Gang, The Correspondents, The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, Space, The Hoosiers and one of the founders of The Specials – the original rude boy – Neville Staple.


In The Meadow you can also find the kids area and The Den which has fresh cocktails and classic funk n disco!

Childrens Area

The Kids Corner at Green Meadows is a fun packed area dedicated to keeping the young ones entertained and a major reason why we were voted Best Small Festival by . A wide variety of free activities fill the busy programme across all three days. There will be plenty for them to do and try! We think that once you have paid for your entry the kids activities should not cost you – so all activities are free making the festival even better value! This will be our most action packed year yet with activities aimed at all ages, including teenagers.

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Some activities will be only available on certain days – please check your programme on arrival.


The children’s area is run by a qualified nursery worker and staff are DBS checked, however activities are designed to be done with the supervision and participation of carers…so get stuck in!


Later in the evening the parents get a chance to let their hair down – please remember this and ensure your children are looked after in the evening!




Workshops include graffiti art, beatboxing, break dancing, circus skills, DJ skills and scratching, photography, wood working plus activities and performances including bubble magic, Jurassic Alive!- Meet the dinosaurs, live magic, ball pit, forest school, kids parade and disco, Nerf Gun games, Zorb balls, face painting, inflatables, U5 sing along, games and sports, face painting, U12 dance lessons, animal encounters, 6 aside football competition, arts and crafts plus much more to be announced!

The Village

The Village has all the features of a classic English village – great places to eat, shops and a pub with a range of ales and lagers. In the village pub is where you can see great songwriters perform close up. Performers include Mark Morriss (The Bluetones), Martin Carr (The Boo Radleys), Jimbob (Carter USM) and Jon Sevink (the Levellers) teaming up with Dan Donnelly (The Wonderstuff). As part of our support of great new music we also have the BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire takeover as well as spoken word and other performers.

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After hours there is an indie disco playing everything from The Killers to the Clash, Blur to Blondie.


The food vendors are carefully selected to meet a range of tastes and dietry requirements as well as being top quality – several winning national awards. Our pizza supplier – Hotrocks Pizza – was featured in the Observer Good Food Guide for example. So whatever you fancy there will be quality food a great prices!

The Den

The Den is the place to go to drink cocktails, grab a little bit of a dance floor and dance to disco infused tunes, northern soul and, well, anything with a beat to move your feet! Previously Disco Sucks, Shaka Loves You, Boe and Lx, Day Release and Eclectic Ballroom have had The Den jumping and this year its growing to fit more people and more music!

The Garden

The Garden is chilled during the day but comes alive at night. With music until 2am (midnight Sunday) and range of DJs playing great party tunes it is a great place to dance the night away. Over the years we have headliners including Radio 1 legends Seb Fontaine and Danny Rampling, Utah Saints, Deekline, A-Skillz, Mark Archer (Altern 8) with MC Whizkid and Shades of Rhythm. With VJs from The Lab Visuals it always looks and sounds great.

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We Danes love our music, which is why Carlsberg has joined forces with Green Meadows festival again this year. Meet Carlsberg’s new brew, rebrewed from head to hop for a crisper, fuller flavour. You’ll find us hygge’ing out at the Carlsberg Danish Quarter which returns to back to The Garden this year.

Wellbeing Area

Come and feed your mind, body and soul with a range of treatments and talks. Whether it is reiki, mindfulness, aroma therapy or laughter yoga we have something for you to tune in, dropout and find some you time.

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Identifying Stress Triggers and how to minimise them
As life can get crazy and very stressful when not at the Green Meadows Festival we are delighted to welcome the team from GatewayHR who are presenting the Health and Wellbeing area 2018. The first session looks at what stress actually is, how to notice the signs in yourself and what is causing the stress. Led by HR professionals Emma Wynne and current British Olympic Coach Graham Ravenscroft they will share their knowledge, experience with lots of hints and tips.

Techniques to cope with Stress
This practical fun session delivered by the fantastic team at Gateway HR will give you a toolkit of techniques and strategies to help you and others deal with and potentially eliminate stress.

T'ai Chi

T’ai Chi exercises the body & mind and is often known as “meditation in motion”. T’ai Chi balances the body & mind with gentle, rhythmic, flowing movements. T’ai Chi helps reduce stress, anxiety & depression & strengthens the core. T’ai Chi is low impact and helps reduce inflammation and benefits arthritis and fibromyalgia sufferers. Suitable for all ages. Green Meadows welcomes Ann Stocks to the festival for the first time, she runs T’ai Chi sessions across Northamptonshire.

Hatha Yoga

New for 2018: Green Meadows welcomes Laura Anderson who trained as a Yoga teacher in Rishikesh, India. She runs sessions around the UK and also Yoga retreats in Bali and Spain


Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a life enhancing technique. Green Meadows welcomes back Susan Livermanwho is a mindfulness teacher having studied at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga is back and funnier than ever before for Green Meadows 2018. Laughter Yoga has become a worldwide phenomenon having spread to over 100 countries and is a Green Meadows Festival Favourite

This is run by the lovely team from Gently Be who are based locally in Oundle and offer a range of classes, treatments and sessions

Yoga offers us a healing, strengthening, calming, and empowering practice with something for everybody, regardless of their age, gender, race, size, shape, background and fitness level. We welcome back the Gentlybe team who will be joining us for Yoga.


New for 2018: Pilates is a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.Green Meadows welcomes Caroline Eames who teaches Pilates across Northamptionshire.

Introduction to Reiki

We invite you all to join us for an explanation as to what Reiki is and the chance to meet some of our trained practioners this is a perfect opportunity to restore physical and emotional well-being.

Group Meditation

New for 2018: Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.

Stress Reduction

As life can get crazy and very stressful when not at the Green Meadows Festival we are delighted to welcome the team from GatewayHR who are presenting the Health and Wellbeing area 2018.

They are experts in delivering HR services across the UK and are based in Northamptionshire. The session will be a fun and practical guide with lots of tips to deal with stress.

So check out the area, change down a gear and relax – you deserve it!

Therapies and Treatments

The plan is to run these sessions as a voluntary donation to Teenage Cancer Trust with a minimum donation of £10 to £20


Reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet, hands, and ears that map via the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body. When pressure is applied to these areas and points it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels, and helps to restore balance in the whole body.