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Monday 19th March 2007

Billy Bragg, Chas 'n' Dave, Rosie Thomas for Greenbelt '07

THE FIRST batch of bookings have been announced for the Greenbelt festival set to take place at Cheltenham Racecourse on 24th-27th August. Booked to play are acoustic rocker Billy Bragg, East End veterans Chas 'n' Dave and musical associate of Sufjan Stevens, Rosie Thomas. Amongst the speakers booked are hospice pioneer Sister Frances Dominica, Friends Of The Earth head Tony Juniper, Jewish theologian Mark Ellis and Muslim activist Naima Bouteldja. CR

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Posted by Jason in Nottingham @ 01:57 on Apr 16 2007

I have to agree, i use to go to Greenbelt in the 80 and early 90's i looked forward to listening to christian mainstream music with a message, now what do we have ??? All sorts.
Why is there a muslim activist there?? Is it part of being politically correct?
I think it is absolutely disgusting quiet frankly, year by year it has got worse,
What next? Getting Anton Levay leader of the satanic church of satan preaching there? Well in for a penny etc...

Posted by Jon in Birmingham @ 19:12 on Mar 20 2007

Is this a joke?! What is Greenbelt if it isn't a Christian festival? Either CR should be passing comment on it's sad demise or should completely ignore it as it's becoming more and more secular. Surely there have to be some boundaries, not just acceptance because it's under the Greenbelt umbrella.

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