Tickets for GO! Organic, the most exciting new festival in London this summer, are now on sale at www.goorganicfestival.co.uk.
Taking place over the weekend of 8-9 September, Battersea Park will be transformed into a vibrant celebration of the very best in organic, sustainability and healthy lifestyles. The festival will feature a 100-stall organic marketplace, organic beer festival, a raft of big-name and up and coming bands, celebrities, talks, organic kitchen demos, a children’s farm, circus entertainment, free fun fair rides and much more.
With capacity set at 15,000 attendees for its launch event, organiser Diversified Communications UK is urging prospective attendees to reserve their tickets well in advance. To ensure the event is accessible to as many people as possible, early bird tickets are priced at just £26 for adults, £13 for children and £69 for a family of four.
The eclectic line-up already includes: The Hoosiers and The Magic Numbers on the main stage; television personalities Jonathan Dimbleby, Simon King, and Janey Lee Grace; Helen Browning OBE, chief executive of the Soil Association; Chris Collins, head of horticulture for Garden Organic; environmental campaigner Natalie Fee; children’s entertainers Mr Bloom and Andy Day; plus some of the country’s most exciting chefs will be creating tasty dishes to suit every palate (and conscience) in the Organic Kitchen.
Among the chefs now confirmed are: Gelf Alderson, executive chef at River Cottage and an early pioneer of the Farm to Fork philosophy; Emily Watkins, head chef of The Kingham Plough; eco restauranteur Arthur Potts-Dawson; leading food writer and chef Rosie Birkett; and Chetna Makan, Great British Bake Off contestant and author of The Cardamom Trail.
“The Go Organic Festival brings a unique opportunity to share ‘all things organic’ with a wide group of people in a fun, festival setting,” says Chetna Makan.
“Organic is more relevant than ever, appealing to everyone from foodies to families, and all those who are looking for food, as it should be, and the benefits that organic brings. I’m delighted to be part of the GO! Organic Festival as a food writer and really looking forward to cooking at the festival and enjoying this festival with my family,” she says.
“I’m so excited to be part of this innovative event, I love the fact that it’s a festival which will combine all the best bits of the organic lifestyle with fun for all the family and great music,” agrees Janey Lee Grace, “whether you are someone who is always looking for organic options or you just want a fabulous day out, there will be something for you!”
Ruth Ayahudin, GO! Organic Festival’s marketing manager, explains: “At its heart, GO! Organic Festival is about people coming together to have fun and share their love of all things organic. It’s about seeing, sampling, tasting, experiencing, and discovering what’s out there, what’s new. Organic is not a niche market any longer – it’s not just the preserve of a certain type of consumer – it’s for everyone.
“The difference between this and so many other events is not just the high quality of the eclectic programme but also the fact that we are celebrating and promoting something, which is really important to so many of us. We have some amazing supporters and, as we want the event to be a great day out, which is accessible to everyone, we have priced it very competitively.”
Discounted advance tickets can be purchased via the website, with tickets for adults priced at £26, children at £13, and a family of four at £69 (after the early bird discount ends, prices are £32 for adults, £15 for children and £85 for a family ticket). For full details, please visit www.goorganicfestival.co.uk.
Sponsors include Abel & Cole, Clearspring, Crazy Jack, Tarrantella, Pukka, Helen Browning Organics, Wyld Wood Organic and G’s Fresh, with more to be announced over the coming weeks. The event forms part of the Organic September celebrations and has the support of the Soil Association and the Organic Trade Board’s Feed Your Happy campaign.
For further information about getting involved, please contact the festival’s sales manager Amanda Thackray at firstname.lastname@example.org.