Amdou And Mariam, Lemar, Eliza Carthy for 40th Greenbelt Festival

THE FIRST batch of acts for the 40th Greenbelt Festival, to be held at Cheltenham Racecourse from 23rd to 26th August, has been announced. Amdou And Mariam, Lemar, Eliza Carthy and Jim Moray, The Moulettes, Mama Rosin and The Boxettes are all set to play. A press release read, "Greenbelt's 40-year history is firmly rooted within a Christian tradition which is politically and culturally engaged", though none of the acts so far announced are known to be Christians. CR

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