Blind Boys Of Alabama, Vigilantes Of Love, Bruce Cockburn for Greenbelt

GREENBELT has now extended its music programme in the light of the abandonment of the Freestate Greenbelt/Spring Harvest festival for 1999. Greenbelt '99 will feature the Blind Boys Of Alabama, the Vigilantes Of Love, Bruce Cockburn, BellJar, Boo Hewerdine, Brian Houston and Sam Hill. The event, now largely under cover at the Cheltenham Racecourse, takes place on 29th July to 1st August. A dedicated BMX bike and skate park, a non-alcoholic bar with independent stage and nightclub and a chill out tent for teenagers will feature as part of Humanic - a young people-only zone to be located at Greenbelt '99.

The Humanic Zone will run for the three and a half day duration. Greenbelt's festival manager Andy Thornton said, "We've acted quickly to expand the facilities of the new Greenbelt so that young people aiming for Freestate this year will know they will get a brilliant weekend at Greenbelt. It's a blow that Freestate is to be postponed but the upside is that the new Greenbelt will attract thousands of teenagers who might otherwise have visited Freestate. We're investing in Greenbelt '99 to make sure that teenagers - as well as 20 to 40 somethings, have a fantastic festival weekend." CR

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