Greenbelt, the charity that hosts an annual arts and music festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend, has launched a new website.
The site's media section now hosts content that will allow people to access thousands of videos, talks and photos from the festivals' 38 year history- most of which is free of charge.
On the site's blog, organisers have said "Greenbelt is more than a one-off event, so our website is more than an information point. We know we're never going to recreate the festival online, but we want to try at least."
From video clips featuring guest speakers over the years, to photos of U2 performing at the 1981 event, the site now has a wealth of downloadable content for anyone to access.
Phil Smith, Head of Business and Communications said: "Next year Greenbelt will celebrate its fortieth year, so with one eye on that and another one our incredible archive, we decided to give away 90 per cent of our recorded talks, videos and photos.
Greenbelt is all about inspiring people to make their corner of the world a little brighter, this is our attempt to do this online as well as at the festival".
Greenbelt has its roots in the Christian faith and started life 40 years ago as a Christian music festival. Since then, it has evolved to its current more progressive Christian stance. The festival now boasts an attendance of around 20,000 Christians and non-Christians.
The event, now each year held at the Cheltenham Race Course, brings together a range of music acts, guest speakers, performing arts groups, worship musicians, poets and literary speakers.
Confirmed acts in this year's line-up include Mercury music prize winner Speech Debelle, folk singer Bruce Cockburn and performing arts group OperaUpClose.
March 14th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Riyaza Rodriguez