Northern Green Gathering

Northern Green Gathering at Bradley Nook Farm

Thursday 16th - Monday 20th August 2018

  • Venue/Location: Bradley Nook Farm, Ashbourne
  • Doors: 16:00 till 11:00
  • Min Age: No age restrictions
  • NGG is a Family Friendly celebration of life where Power is sourced from Wind, Solar and Human (on Bikes) power.

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Who's Going to This?

Lineup and Details for Northern Green Gathering

Nature is the key to the Gathering and our shared vision is to encourage and help empower Sustainable Living.

NGG is Family Friendly celebration of life where Power is sourced from Wind, Solar and Human (on Bikes) power.

We are looking forward to gathering again this year for more NGG magic, re-creating the friendly atmosphere that we always have, where everyone can make friends.

Practical Engagement and Active Participation are the themes for our event and for the Workshops.

Bring your tent or camper van and stay on the lush meadows of this organic farm in the beautiful Derbyshire Dale, at a cost little more than the average campsite.

Come and be part of the fun and a positive force of change at NGG 2018.

We are a group of volunteers who organise a green gathering in the north of England. We bring people together to educate and celebrate. We debate a wide range of environmental issues.

Our Gathering is always run on Greenfield sites. It is powered only by renewable energy. We have a children’s area and parades, workshops for crafts, sustainable living, music, campaigns, a healing area, sauna and a communal bonfire. There is a policy of only organic food from our cafes. We always have lots of artwork around the site and gardens. Traditionally on a Saturday night we have a camp ball where people can let go and plunder the dressing up box.


Our history

We started in 1997 with a small green gathering. At the time there were very few festivals in the North, everyone went South. We wanted to help build up a Northern network of festival providers. We have always had an open door policy so as many people as possible could feel empowered to take part.


We keep our events small enough to keep a friendly atmosphere and to allow organisers and helpers to cope as unpaid volunteers. This helps to keep the ticket prices and stall fees low. We try and be as inclusive as possible.

Until 2002 we ran events annually and built up to a limit of about 2500 people. We always covered our costs without any grant aid and provided a successful place to meet, learn and enjoy. Since then we have taken a few breaks and allowed things to scale down in size. During that time we contributed a ‘Green Festival’ space to other events. Most recently We ran green events in 2008 at Lime Tree Farm in North Yorkshire and 2011 and 2012 at Fell Edge Farm, an organic farm near Skipton.

During the 20 years since we started, the festival scene in the North of England has grown enormously. Northern Green Gathering has played an important role in stimulating this development. We now find it impossible to set a date that does not clash with other events.

Northern Green Gathering Line Up

Solar Main Stage

Powered entirely by the Resource Living solar fire engine, the Solar Main Stage is home to an eclectic mix of acts, as well as the NGG bar. So grab a pint and click the links to have a listen, then close your eyes and imagine you’re at Northern Green 2018!

  • Sons Of Clogger
  • Feathers McGraw
  • Mobius Loop
  • Han-FX &Jor-DMC
  • Stig Of The Dub
  • Good Earth Collective
  • Dirty Flowers
  • Maya Kally
  • Rum Doodle
  • Bo Weavil
  • Last Word Dogs
  • Beija Flo
  • The Alice Syndrome
  • Jesus & The Aubergines
  • Hoo-haa Conspiracy
  • Sarah Hinds
  • Moondalas
  • Woski
  • Fishing for Compliments
  • Lisa Marie Glover
  • Luna Calling
  • The Ferretts
  • Emma Flowers
  • Stocker/Eyes
  • Steve Greekshire

Reaction Bike-Power Stage

Expect big sounds from the Reaction Bike-Power dance tent. This is a truly people powered stage featuring the mighty Reaction Sound System.

The speakers are 100% people powered using 8 bike generators pedalled by YOU! The cyclists have to work together to keep power levels high – the harder you pedal the louder it gets! Reaction use their custom built solar rig to power the lights and keep the decks spinning, resulting in fossil fuel free, full eco-vibes.

This year they have expanded their horizons and as well as the customary reggae, dub and jungle from the Reaction Crew, they’ve invited a selection of their pals to bring you funk, folk, afrobeat and disco – combining to give you some serious aural pleasure.


  • Stu Boogaloo (DJ)
  • Lucy Inthesky
  • Mid Life Krysis (LIVE)
  • Irie Vibes ft MC Sherlock Art (DJ & MC)
  • Jedi Pete (DJ)
  • DJ Highlassie (DJ)


  • MS Fabulous (DJ)
  • DJ Gremlyn
  • Behla Hutchinson (LIVE)
  • DJ Treekle in Dub (DJ)
  • Reaction Sound (DJ)
  • Andy Aitchison (LIVE)
  • Sid Patel (DJ)


  • Motormouf (LIVE Beatboxer)
  • Dubjon (DJ)
  • (DJ)

Creative Intentions Acoustic Stage

The Creative Intentions Acoustic Stage is a pop-up community, a place to play and to be inspired, to gather and connect. Below are some of the acts we have enjoyed in the past, many of whom will be returning in 2018. Full line up to be confirmed soon.

  • Helen Wilson
  • Miranda Arieh
  • James Blowers
  • Little Island
  • Belle Woodland
  • Jilly Riley
  • Gardina
  • Shem Sharples & Thor Brown
  • Pop Orchestra – Acoustic, Indie, blues
  • Del Scott Miller and The Last Million Men
  • Lauren Conway
  • Matt Splenty
  • The Lost Lieutenants
  • Sara Owen
  • Harry People Poems
  • Jonny O Donnell & Friend
  • Bo Weavil
  • Pocketful O’Nowt


Tickets for carers are free! After purchasing your ticket, contact us at with evidence that you require a carer (DLA, ESA, PIP), along with your carer’s full name and email address, and we will issue a free ticket for your carer. Please let us know of any additional requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Artist Information

Venue Information

Bradley Nook Farm
Bradley Nook Farm, Hulland Ward

Music Genres

Acoustic, Folk, Reggae, World Music

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