Our Top 5 Things To See At Greenbelt 2018
In no particular order:
Harry and Chris
Harry Baker and Chris Read are Greenbelt veterans. This year their fusion of slam poetry and jazz music comes fresh off a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe performance.
If you’re not familiar with their unique blend of buddy-jazz-rap then check out this gem from over the summer:
Sue is an astounding filmmaker and journalist who’s reported from all over the world. For 10 years she worked alongside Jon Snow at Channel 4 covering stories in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Egypt and Iraq.
At the end of last year she published her first book called ‘This Book Will (Help You) Change The World’. “It’s about activism and is aimed at teenagers who want to make some noise”.
Ibibio Sound Machine
‘Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern post-punk, and electro.’
This description does as good a job as is possible to explain this band. See for yourself and just imagine it LIVE...
Jack (AKA The Bootstrap Cook) is an author, political commentator and activist. It's fair to say she's quite outspoken on issues of food poverty and government benefits policy. She's always got something of value to say and is quickly becoming a mainstay at the festival with each passing year. Oh, and she's all about making delicious (often cheap) food.
Or, in her own words:
14 years after releasing his first record Lowkey is haring up the ladder as one of the UKs leading rappers. He's political, he's driven and he's great.
So there we have it - our top 5 picks for things you can't afford to miss at Greenbelt 2018. You can check out the full lineup here.
See you there!