Reader Comments for Greenbelt '06: The Music Reviews

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Posted by Dan in Lincolnshire @ 01:01 on Sep 15 2006

I’ve heard so many people say that they loved the new mainstage, I can’t believe all you lot thought it was just ‘alright’ or worse. Michael Franti, All Star United, Ukelele Orchestra and My Morning Jacket were amazing. Mainstage is far more diverse and interesting than Stage 2. With the exception of a few (Verra Cruz, Butterfly Polite, Lovers Electric…) it seems all you have to do is take a generic mainstream rock sound and add Christian lyrics. (One particular mainstage band are masters at this.) Still… each to their own I guess… that’s why GB’s so great.

Posted by Dan in Lincolnshire @ 00:50 on Sep 15 2006

I completely agree with what Martyn Joseph had to say in his blog. Why on earth shouldn't we stand up for what we believe in? Why should we be tolerant of views that endorse mass murdering ('war of terror')? Greenbelt is an inclusive event and will always welcome anyone, whatever their views, but Greenbelt itself shouldn't be made to accomodate more right wing views just because the festival is becoming more popular. You point out the "chasm" between GB and evangelical viewpoints. I think it’s a good thing.

Posted by Revd Paul Timmis in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire @ 19:05 on Sep 14 2006

Just wondering why Dave Griffiths' review of Martyn Joseph's set wasn't allowed to stand alone? He said all that needed to be said. Why subject us to the holier-than-thou-oh-so-patronising "rider" Mr Cummings? If "Liberal Backslider"has become something of an anthem for spiritual refugees, great! I know nothing of the "bunch of youth clutching Tennants cans" (clever cans!). What I do know is that what the world needs now is a church that looks to include not exclude. Keep going MJ!

Posted by Amy in Leeds @ 12:38 on Sep 14 2006

Zealous was my favourite band on Stage 2 this year, really blew me away! Never heard of them before but thought they had a unique style, really powerful set for a three piece band. Their cover of Ziggy Star Dust was class! Will look out for them in the future. Blindside were a great treat on the main stage, first time I’ve seen them in the UK. Amy

Posted by Bob Smith in Wolverhampton @ 12:59 on Sep 13 2006

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Greenbelt. I really enjoyed Franti and Spearhead. As well as lots of the smaller acts.

Long Live Greenbelt!

Posted by Martyn Joseph in Wales, UK @ 12:52 on Sep 13 2006

For a reply to the review of my gig at Greenbelt please go to and click on Martyn's diary. My resonse was too long for the space allowed here..

Posted by George in London @ 08:09 on Sep 9 2006

[PART 2] To me, that sounds just like the Christian concept of speaking those things that be not as though they were. After he finished, he graciously came off the stage and gave everyone in the front row a handshake and a hug - including myself and the lady in a wheelchair who sat next to me. I guess that as long as conservative Christians follow one political path and liberal ones follow another, Greenbelt will always call on the Michael Frantis of this world to sing for them. At least he wasn't threatening to punch anyone in the face!

Posted by George in London @ 08:07 on Sep 9 2006

I actually enjoyed the Spearhead gig. Some of the songs you could either take or leave, and he seemed a bit confused as to what the purpose of the festival was (he kept saying how great it was to see people of so many different faiths coming together), but for the most part, I enjoyed it. And I understood the song about lies differently. The "lies" were good things he wished would happen (peace on earth, money in the bank, etc.) and then he said "tell me lies when I can't bear the truth/tell me lies, then help me make those lies come true."

Posted by Tim in Toddington @ 11:32 on Sep 5 2006

Wondered whether there is a review coming for Supervision who played their final ever gig on the Friday? Great guys, great band, who apparently totally rocked on their farewell performance. I know Cross Rhythms have been supportive so it would fitting to have a review of the last gig.

Posted by Greg in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom @ 21:18 on Sep 4 2006

The Winged Ox was pretty easy to find, easier than the North Stage anyway.
Dan - reviews of Blindside, DINWH plus loads of other rock/metal acts are being uploaded as I type; I was just a little slow in typing em up!

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