The Greenpeace field at Glastonbury 2011

Last edited 5 April 2013 at 5:12pm

To celebrate our 40th anniversary and the launch of the Rainbow Warrior III this year the Greenpeace field is taking on a nautical theme.

We'd love you to drop by and find out what's happening in our oceans at 'Your Greenpeace' at the front of our field. You can find out  whether there really are plenty more fish in the sea and what you can do to help us keep them there.

You'll find something active to do as well as find plenty of chill out spaces come rain or shine. You can work up a sweat on our expansive skate park then wash away all your cares in our amazing hot showers.

There's plenty of food for thought on the field too with our Tango cafe providing organic food and,for the first time this year you'll find as small but perfectly formed farmers' market.

If music means more to you than just something to listen to, then you'll love what we're doing for you this year. We've teamed up with the Cowshed Studios and Mi7, the people who brought you Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Rumer onto our stages, and if you're a budding unsigned musician, vocalist or songwriter, you could be playing on the Greenpeace stage while you're there (full details below).

Hot Showers

Open from 7am -9pm

Our energy efficient, wood fired boiler provide enough continuous heat for thousands of showers. Bring a towel but leave products behind as you'll only be allowed to use the nature friendly soaps provided by Ecover.

If you've signed up to the Green Traveller's scheme then bring your voucher and enjoy your very own happy hour shower daily between 4-5pm.

Forest-friendly skateramp

Open from 10am 'til late

It's back. Bigger and bolder than ever. This forest friendly FSC skate ramp, made possible with help from B&Q, opens in the morning with workshops for beginners but the pro teams quickly take over and this year they'll be going later and longer. Fancy a skate? We've got the boards.

Your Greenpeace

Open from 9am - 7pm

Come and meet our activists, staff and volunteers. Daily workshops on producing campaign tools including banners, badges and placard making.

Cowshed recording studio and Greenpeace 'Raising Voices' stage

Open from 10am 'til very late

If music be the food of love then prepare to be stuffed. We've teamed up with music producer Joe Leach of Cowshed Studio London to install a fully specified, soundproof  recording studio on the Greenpeace field giving aspiring musicians the chance not only to gig at Glastonbury, but to record their experience on state-of-the-art equipment.

In a first for Glastonbury, the London-based recording studio will be  recreated on the field in a custom built low-impact straw bale building.  The Cowshed includes a green room and two live stage areas.

The stages will be available to performers both to play and to participate in song-writing and other workshops and to network and bring together acts for competitive auditions. Just turn up and register your interest to audition.

From these auditions, eight acts a day will be chosen by public vote to record in the studio with a professional producer, world-class vintage instruments and state-of-the-art equipment, and could end up doing a gig on our main stage.

We're hoping performers will help Greenpeace by producing numbers that could
revive the art of the protest song - raising voices against some of the environmental abuses happening today.

In addition a programme of live music running into the early hours will be curated by Mi7 Records, who in the last four years have built a reputation for hosting acts at the tipping point in their careers. Past headline acts have included Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine) and Rumer.

After five days of making music we're hoping to get a new song composed and performed during the festival which can then be used around the world to celebrate the launch of the new Rainbow Warrior flagship when she joins the Greenpeace fleet later this year.

Aspiring performers attending Glastonbury can register their interest at

It takes two to Tango

This year we've asked our cafe to split into two to look after your organic and vegetarian desires on both sides of the field, serving veggie breakfasts  through to late night munchies.

For those of you who like to do-it-yourself, and introducing another Glastonbury first, we are hosting a farmer's market where you can pick your own and graze as you go. Local produce will include organic breads, cakes, pies, cheeses and pasties, and a range of fruit and salads all washed down with tasty juices.

The Fairtrade Foundation together with the Soil Association, Rocket Gardens and Garden Organic complete the picture with stalls handing out sound advice on food related issues.

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